Categories of Officer Candidates Only about 60 percent of all those who apply are accepted for attendance at OCS. Civilian college graduate and current military candidates do not compete with each other for available OCS slots.
What is Coast Guard OCS like?
Coast Guard OCS is a highly-specialized 17-week course that is held twice a year, in January and August. Overall, instruction includes leadership development and management with an emphasis on Coast Guard missions, nautical science, and fundamental military training.
How do you get into the Coast Guard OCS?
Interview: OCS-R applicants must receive the recommendation of a Coast Guard interview board, administered by 3 Coast Guard officers.
Eligibility Requirements (OCS-R):
- Have a baccalaureate or higher degree and.
- Have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.
- College Seniors: are eligible to apply if all of the below are met:
Is OCS harder than boot camp?
It was tougher than boot camp physically probably not mentally. The final event at OCS was a killer.
Does Coast Guard have OCS?
The Coast Guard Officer Candidate School (OCS) is a rigorous course of instruction that prepares candidates to serve effectively as officers in the Coast Guard. OCS also provides a wide range of highly technical information necessary for performing the duties of a Coast Guard officer.
Is it hard to get in the Coast Guard?
Coast Guard Requirements
The Coast Guard is one of the more difficult branches to join because it accepts far fewer new recruits than the other branches of the military, and qualifying requirements are strict. You will have to undergo a credit check and pass a security clearance check.
How much does a Coast Guard make?
All active-duty enlisted members entering the Coast Guard start out making approximately $20,000 annually. This is just basic pay. Members may also be entitled to other allowances depending on their status.
What is the Coast Guard age limit?
Age Limits for Enlisting
You must be at least 17 to enlist in any branch of the active military. The oldest you can be to enlist for active duty in each branch is: Coast Guard: 31. Marines: 28.
What happens if you fail out of OCS?
You can fail OCS. You will go to basic training first as an E-4. You will then got to OCS. If you simply fail something, you will get recycled and start over on day 1 with the next class.
Is OCS harder?
Is OCS harder than basic? Both the physical and mental aspects of OCS are tough. As someone who has been to OCS (didn’t graduate due to bad knees) I can tell you that OCS is 10x the physical aspect of Basic Training, plus you have classroom lectures and tests that you must pass to graduate.
How much sleep do you get at OCS?
On average most candidates would get 4‐5 hours of sleep between posting security or getting gear ready for the next day. Unlike boot camp, at OCS you are placed into billet assignments in charge of others.