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Marine Officer Info

The process of becoming a Marine Officer will go in this order:

  1. Applying for a Commissioning Program

  2. Commissioning (OCS or USNA Graduation)
  3. The Basic School (Basic Officer Training)

  4. Military Occupational Skills (MOS) Training

  5. Arriving at your Unit (The Fleet Marine Forces)

 

Click to learn more about each phase.

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