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Subject: joining as an officer
qwertyuiop    10/24/2004 12:11:11 AM
i am only in high school but i am thinking about joining the marines corps. after college as an officer. I don't completely understand plc and ocs. I was wondering if I should participate in either of those courses or rather do NROTC
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USN-MID    RE:joining as an officer   10/24/2004 6:09:53 AM
NROTC pays fully for college but you'll be more involved outside of school-cruises, unit activities, etc. PLC pays a fair amount too. But you won't go on cruises, training, etc. Instead, you just have to stay in shape, maintain a certain GPA, then go to OCS. OCS pays nothing. You sign up to go to OCS sometime during college or after college, and you go.
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qwertyuiop    RE:joining as an officer   10/24/2004 12:52:28 PM
thanks. is ocs very physically demanding, more so than NROTC
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USN-MID    RE:joining as an officer   10/24/2004 1:26:58 PM
NROTC is a joke in comparison to OCS. However, ALL Marine officers go through OCS, including the NROTC ones. Btwn. jr. sr. year, you will attend OCS in the summer if you are in NROTC. PLC and OCSers get the same deal, just a few weeks longer to catch up on whatever the NROTC guys have that they haven't gotten yet. I think it's drill and basic military knowledge.
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