Becoming An Officer
The paths to becoming a Second Lieutenant
The Marine Corps has several programs to pursue a commission as an officer. Whichever path you choose, once you have earned your commission you are appointed the rank of second lieutenant and ready to lead Marines.
Becoming An Officer
Be Well Informed
Meeting an Officer Selection Officer
Speaking with an Officer Selection Officer (OSO) will provide potential candidates more information about the challenging path and commitment that lies ahead in Officer Candidates School.
Be Well Informed
EVERY MARINE IS A LEADER
These are the leadership traits that enable Marines to lead with honor, on the battlefield and in the community.
A commitment upheld with conviction
We Make Marines. We win our nation's battles. We develop quality citizens. And we continue to stand strong as America's expeditionary force in readiness.
The Mark of an Officer
The pinning of the 2nd lieutenant bars to your uniform states you've accepted your commission and symbolizes a commitment to your Country, the Marine Corps and the brotherhood of fellow Marines.
A Title Well Earned
A Marine Corps Career
Whether you serve as enlisted or officer, as a Marine you will make more than a living—you will make a difference.
Roles in the Corps
Marines are ready to transition from mission to mission at a moment's notice.
Whether leading a mission, a household or a major corporation, a Marine is equipped to succeed.
Watch how U.S. Forces in Nepal saved a village few others could reach. Joint Task Force 505 delivers aid using U.S. Marine Corps UH-1Y Venom helicopters. #WeStandWithNepal #NepalEarthquake #NepalQuake
Lance Cpl. Joshua E. Barron, 24, of Spokane, Washington died Sunday of injuries sustained when the MV-22B Osprey he was aboard crashed while conducting training at Marine Corps Training Area - Bellows.Barron was a tiltrotor crew chief assigned to Marine,
Six U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II jet aircraft arrived Monday evening aboard the USS WASP off the coast of the United States’ Eastern Seaboard to mark the beginning of the first shipboard phase of the F-35B Operational Test (OT-1).The at-sea period,
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One Marine was killed when an MV-22 Osprey from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit experience a hard-landing mishap while conducting training aboard Marine Corps Training Area – Bellows at approximately 11:40 a.m., Hawaii time.
The recovery of a UH-1Y Huey helicopter that went missing on May 12 and was later discovered on May 15 has resumed today, 8 miles north of Charikot, in the Dolakha district of Nepal.The recovery effort began at 6:30 a.m. today (NST). Nepal Special Forces,,
Joint Task Force 505 continues efforts both in support of the ongoing search and rescue mission for a missing UH-1Y Huey helicopter, as well as humanitarian aid and disaster relief for the country of Nepal. To date, two UH-1Y Hueys, two MV-22 Ospreys, one,
In this episode, climb in a Combat Rubber Raiding Craft and follow U.S. Marines with Company F, Battalion Landing Team 2d Battalion 4th Marines and soldiers from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force as they conduct small boat operations.
A platoon of U.S. Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa completed a live-fire assault course during a training exercise with 2nd Battalion, Spanish Marine Brigade at a range in Sierra Del Retin, Spain, May 4 -,
Ride along a UH-1Y Huey helicopter as U.S. military members of Joint Task Force 505 put into action the phrase "No Better Friend" in the Himalayan Mountains. #WeStandWithNepal #NepalQuake #NepalEarthquake #PACOM
Marines with 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, loaded 40 mm rounds into their M203 grenade launchers and fired them at targets resulting in an explosion of dirt and debris during a M203 grenade launcher qualification aboard Marine Corps Base Camp,
Marines and sailors from Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, including service members from Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station New River, wish their mothers and wives a happy Mother’s Day while deployed as a crisis-response force in 2015. The unit has service members working in multiple countries throughout Europe and Africa, where they have been training with military personnel from partner nations for the last several months. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Cpl. Lucas Hopkins and Sgt. Paul Peterson/Released)
A day by the ocean for beachgoers means relaxing in the sand, swimming or enjoying the sound of the waves splashing onto the shore, but a normal beach day for U.S. Marines is much different.Take April 28 for instance - one beach on Okinawa was occupied,
U.S. Marines and Nepalese soldiers deliver 4,000 pounds of supplies to include food, hygiene kits and shelters from Kathmanda, Nepal to areas struck by the 7.8 magnitude Nepal earthquake. #WeStandWithNepal #NepalEarthquake
“Look left, look right, back-blast area all clear!” shouts a Marine, telling his partner he is clear to shoot. “Rocket!” responds the gunner before firing a high-explosive projectile at a vehicle-shaped target 225 meters away.More than 70 Marines with 1st,
Stealthily making his way through the brush under the beating sun, a Marine gradually makes his way closer to instructors searching for him through high-powered binoculars. Over the course of two hours, he steadily moves over 250 meters to get to his final,
Marines with Mortar Platoon, Weapons Company, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, began their Marine Corps Operational Test and Evaluation Activity assessment at Range 107, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, April,
A team of approximately 21 Marines, 10 representing the United States, six from Great Britain, and five from Spain, conducted training in countries along the West African coast February through April 2015. The Marines, serving as a part of the Africa,
Four MV-22B Ospreys arrived at Tribhuvan International Airport May 3 to support relief efforts in central Nepal after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck the country on April 25.An international humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operation has been,
Sirens screech as two figures fully loaded with safety equipment breeze through the hazy, clouded air. With voices muffled behind gas masks, they shout instructions to each other as they entered the gas chamber, a simulated site of a leaking ordnance,