Military training at Officer Candidate school is designed to
transform individuals into cohesive operating teams with the
overall goal of training candidate officers to become
professional, confident and competent future Naval officers
worthy of earning their Nation's special trust and confidence.
Military training is comprised of the following areas:
- Physical Training: Candidates will be
taught numerous exercises and proper form.
- Room & Locker Inspections: Candidates
will be taught how to maintain a living space to military
standards. Living spaces are inspectable daily.
- Personnel Inspections: Candidates will
be taught and inspected on military hygiene standards,
uniform wear, and general appearance.
- Drill: Candidates will be taught
utilizing the Marine Corps Rifle Drill manual.
- Battle Stations: Candidates will
utilize skills learned to complete a series of events in a
- Commissioning Ceremony: Candidates
will be taught military customs, courtesies, and traditions
used during their commissioning ceremony.
The link below provides a PDF for download that contains all
knowledge candidates are expected to master while at Officer
Candidate School. Study these items prior to arrival at OCS.
This information is required to be memorized verbatim, with
Bravo Knowledge becoming inspectable Week 3.
OCS Knowledge Items