U.S. Army Officer Candidate School Applicants

Posted: 02/03/2019

Officer Candiate School is the U.S. Army's main training academy for prospective Army Officers.  The school is generally open to qualified enlisted Noncomissioned Officers, along with civilians who hold at least a four-year college degree.  Candidates who successfully complete the rigorous, 12-week school receive formal commissions as U.S. Army Officers and assume the ability to command Soldiers.

Officers do no have easy jobs.  The men and women you lead will count on you to make the right decisons when the going gets tough.  OCS is designed to give you a framework for you role as a unit commander.  You will learn tactics training, how to deal with mental and emotional stess, and how to give orders.  By the end of course, you will know how to lead.  The benefits of becoming an Officer rival those from the very best jobs in the civilian world.  But your experience as an Officer will also signify to others that you have the fortitude to lead in any situation, no matter the environment, no matter the stakes.

Requirements for OCS

  • U.S. Citizen
  • College graduate with a four-year degree (or currently in their final year of obtaining a four-year degree)
  • Between 19-32 years old
  • Eligible for a secret security clearance
  • Be in decent physical shape
  • Pass the ASVAB (will be scheduled through the Army Recruiting Station)
Benefits attached with OCS
  • Starting pay $56,000+ (includes housing allowance)
  • 100% Free Medical and Dental Coverage (Family included)
  • $87,784 to pursue Masters degree or Ph.D (can be transferred to spouse or children)
  • Job Security / Guaranteed Promotions
  • Advanced Training Opportunities
  • Opportunity to keep current employment (U.S. Army Reserve Officer)
  • Travel the World
  • Great Retirement Petition
  • Eligible to use VA Home or Business Loans
Officer Career Fields
  • Maneuver, Fires, and Effects (Military Police, Infantry, Aviation, Engineer)
  • Force Sustainment (Ordnance, Finance, Transportation, Logistics)
  • Operations Support (Military Intelligence and Signal)
  • Special Branches (Judge Advocate General, Chaplain Corps, Army Nurse)
  • Special Operations Forces (Civil Affairs, Special Forces)
Any further questions please reach out to SSG Kyle A Gramig