Do you have to go to college to become an officer?
Officer careers require a college degree. senior military colleges, while a similar experience, require students to serve after graduation only if they receive ROTC scholarships. The Reserve Officer Training Corps, or ROTC, is a great way to see if the military lifestyle is the right fit for you during college.
What is the cut off age to be an officer in the Army?
between 19 and 32 years old
Is OCS difficult?
OCS hopefuls are challenged from day one physically, mentally and emotionally. Prospective officer candidates can expect early mornings, late nights and a lot of hard work. At OCS, you can expect all of these challenges throughout the entirety of the course not separately, but continuously.
Do you get paid for officer candidate school?
Pay at OCS is through the standard military pay system (DFAS). Prior to shipping to OCS, candidates will submit direct deposit forms and a voided check to their Officer Selection Office. Candidates, being paid as a E-5 does not make you a Sergeant. Do not make that mistake.
How do you get selected for OCS?
RequirementsA college graduate with at least a four-year degree.Must not have more than six years of Active Federal Service (AFS) upon arrival at OCS.Between 19 and 32 years old (you must enter active duty or ship to training by your 33rd birthday and accept commission prior to age 34)Eligible for a secret security clearance.
What rank do you come out of OCS?
OCS is a 17-week-long program, the longest of the 5 military services. Graduates are commissioned in the rank of ensign (ENS) in the U.S. Coast Guard and may report to Coast Guard cutters, sectors, or directly to flight training.