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US Officer Candidate School

Definition/Scope: Institutions or facilities that train civilians and enlisted personnel in order for them to gain a commission as officers in the armed forces. There are four military academies for candidates; US Navy is located at Naval Station Newport, US Army is located Fort Benning, USMC is located at Marine Corps Base Quantico and the USAF is located at Maxwell Air Force Base. OCS should not be confused with ROTC which a candidate completes an educational degree program upon completion of their schooling.



Broader Terms:

Coast Guard Academy
Merchant Marine Academy
Military Colleges
Military Junior Colleges
TRADOC schools
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
US Military Academy
US Naval Academy
West Point Academy

Narrower Terms:

Army Officer Candidate School
One Station Unit Training

Related Terms:

Advanced Individual Training
Army Infantry School
Basic Combat Training
Fort Benning
One Station Unit Training

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