Officer Candidate School - Leadership / Management Training
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The U.S. Army Officer Candidate School (OCS) provides leadership and management training unlike any other organization in the world. Army Officers are trained in career fields ranging from communication and personnel management to finance and logistics. Their training encourages the development of leadership and problem-solving skills that make them sought after by civilian employers.
There are 2 ways you can serve as an Officer in the Army; on Active Duty or in the Army Reserve. Active Duty is for those interested in pursuing a full-time career in the Army, while the Reserve enables you to get the most out of the Army while simultaneously pursuing a civilian career. Whether you choose Active or Reserve, the lessons you’ll learn and the opportunities you’ll receive from OCS will only enhance your leadership and management experience in the Army and in your civilian career. Explore the different careers you can train for that will give you the skills and strength to succeed in the Army—and in life.
Officer Candidate School provides college graduates an opportunity to become an Army Commissioned Officer in one of a variety of career fields.
Being an Officer in the U.S. Army means you're a leader, a counselor, a manager and a motivator. As an Officer, you will lead and inspire other Soldiers in all situations and adjust to environments that are always changing. Officers are problem solvers, key influencers and great planners. They are driven to achieve success on every mission. They earn a salary and benefits that rival civilian corporations.
There are a variety of Officer career fields in the Army, each of which will help you develop skills and leadership ability that will strengthen you as an individual and as a leader in your Civilian profession. These leadership and management fields include:
Field Artillery
Air Defense Artillery
Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear
Military Police
Military Intelligence
Medical Services
Public Relations
Officer Candidate School is a combination of intense classroom and field training. You will receive the kind of leadership development training that is unmatched by any other program by developing your potential in the most important of ways — mentally, physically and emotionally. You will be grouped into squads where you will gain experience in all leadership roles — culminating in verbal and written feedback on your improvement. Officer Candidates will attend Basic Training, a nine-week training course where Candidates go through the process of becoming full-fledged Soldiers. Upon graduation, Officer Candidates will attend Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, GA. The 12 weeks and two phases of OCS can lead you to the ultimate goal: becoming an Army Officer.
The training and salary you get are only some of advantages you’ll gain as a Soldier. The Army also offers:
Comprehensive health care (medical and dental)
Generous vacation time (30 days annually)
Retirement Savings Plan
Family services and support groups
Special pay for special duties
Cash allowances to cover the cost of living

In the Active Army, you may also be eligible for:
Enlistment bonuses totaling up to $40,000
Up to $81,756 for college
Up to $65,000 to repay qualifying student loans
Up to $4,500 a year tuition assistance while serving
Applicants applying for U.S. Army Reserve OCS will serve in a U.S. Army Reserve unit for a period of six years. In the Army Reserve, you'll have the time and freedom to put your educational benefits to good use. If you want to go to college, the Army Reserve will help pay for it. If you've already attended college, the Army Reserve will help pay off your loans.

In the Army Reserve, you could be eligible for:
Enlistment bonuses totaling up to $20,000
Up to $24,012 for college
Up to $20,000 to repay qualifying student loans
Up to $4,500 a year tuition assistance while serving

Requirements for Officer Candidate School:
U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien
Must be at least 19 years of age and not have passed 29th birthday at time of hiring
Must have at least 90 hours of credit from an accredited college or university. College seniors may apply.
Healthy and in good physical condition
In good moral standing
Enlistment in the U.S. Army or U.S. Army Reserve and successful completion of basic training KEYWORDS
Full time, Full-time, Part time, Part-time, Management, Officer, Leadership, Leader, Officer training, Logistics, Prior Service

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