The Marine Corps has been an integral part of the Naval Service for more than 230 years and is renowned world-over for its leadership, determination, and loyalty. From its inception on November 10, 1775 at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia to the front lines in Iraq and Afghanistan, Marines have earned their reputation as the most effective fighting force in the world operating in the air, on land, and sea. The standards are high; self-discipline and initiative are key factors for success in the Marine Corps. Physical Fitness is essential in making a Marine Officer and it is a rigorous and mentally challenging passage. Each prospective Marine Officer must attend and successfully complete Officer Candidate School (OCS) and earn a degree in order to become a Marine Second Lieutenant.
As a Marine Option NROTC scholarship student, you will attend training each summer:
- Between freshman and sophomore year, Marine Options attend Career Orientation Training for Midshipmen (CORTRAMID) East (VA) or West (CA).
- Between sophomore and junior year, Marine Options attend Mountain Warfare Training Center (MWTC) in Bridgeport, CA.
- Between junior and senior year, Marine Options attend and must successfully complete Officer Candidate School in Quantico, VA. This is required for commissioning and cannot be waived.
- NROTC students commissioned as Second Lieutenants will report to The Basic School in Quantico, VA for training and will compete for a Military Occupational Specialty (MOS).
These MOS options include:
||0203, Ground Intelligence Officer
||0204, Human Source Intelligence Officer
|0206, Signal Intel Ground Elec Warfare Off
||0207, Air Intelligence Officer
||0302, Infantry Officer
|0402, Logistics Officer
||0602, Command and Control Systems Officer
||0802, Field Artillery Officer
|1302, Combat Engineer Officer
||1802, Tank Officer
||1803, AAV Officer
|3002, Ground Supply Officer
||4302, Public Affairs Officer
|4402, Judge Advocate
||5803, Military Police Officer
||6002, Aircraft Maintenance Officer
|6602, Aviation Supply Officer
||7204, Low Altitude Air Defense Officer
||7208, Air Support Officer
|7210, Air Defense Control Officer
||7220, Air Traffic Control Officer
||7580, Naval Flight Officer
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