Aviation
Combat Element

Air Power

Being the first to fight starts before boots hit the ground, and Marines bring airpower as close as possible to each battle. From the Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) to the Close Air Support (CAS), the aviation combat element is ready at a moment's notice.

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Aviation Combat Element

Officer Candidates School

The proving ground for Officer Candidates

The highest level of leadership, a relentless commitment to success, the will to always advance —these are the qualities sought out in Officer Candidates School (OCS). 

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Officer Candidates School

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.

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Becoming An Officer

Leadership Traits

EVERY MARINE IS A LEADER

These are the leadership traits that enable Marines to lead with honor, on the battlefield and in the community.

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Leadership Traits

On this field, nothing is given.

Every inch is earned

100 of the nation's top high school and future NCAA student athletes will compete in this year's Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl®. See how honor, courage and commitment translate on the field in this postseason showdown.

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On this field, nothing is given.

 
 
 
 
 

Four Year Colleges

Officer candidates choose from one of several paths to earn their commission.

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U.S. Naval Academy

Officer candidates choose from one of several paths to earn their commission.

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Enlisted to Officer

Officer candidates choose from one of several paths to earn their commission.

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