mission of the Oklahoma National Guard OCS Program is to qualify soldiers
for appointment as Second Lieutenants - individuals with the professional
knowledge, character, motivation and capabilities for leadership to
function as Army officers. The kind of training you get at Officer
Candidate School can't be bought. You have to earn it. It takes hard
work, commitment and drive. But when all is said and done, you'll
have an education that's worth its weight in gold.
You'll learn to reason, make decisions for yourself,
then command with the self-confidence and assurance of an officer.
Leadership means more than issuing orders. It takes a special person
with special abilities, one who is charged with inspiring trust and
confidence so others will follow you under any circumstances. Besides
the pride you'll feel and the respect you'll gain, becoming an officer
has many tangible benefits, too. OCS graduates are
commissioned as second lieutenants with a state and federally recognized
commission, valid in any state or on active duty.
Your educational opportunities are greatly expanded,
too. In addition to branch training, as an officer you also may be
eligible for specialized training including ranger, air assault, and
flight school. Additionally, the advancements you make in the Guard
can help make you a success in your civilian life. As a Guard officer,
you've proven yourself to be responsible, reliable, ambitious and
self-confident; traits that future employers look for in management
candidates. Officer Candidate School allows you to be in charge, making
you responsible and accountable. No more wondering what you're going
to do at weekend drill, here every minute is utilized. You'll go home
satisfied that you have accomplished something that only a few men
and women have aspired to do, graduate from Oklahoma's own Officer
more information on the Oklahoma National Guard Officer Candidate
School, contact the
OCS Recruiter at (405) 406-3291.