TL;DR : Got accepted into OCS and the Naval Aviator Program. The class dates will make me miss my best friends wedding. What to do? What should I make sure is in my contract if everything works out well? Okay, so this will be a long one. I started getting my packet together for OCS around January and recently got the all clear back from the medical exam to be an Aviator. I mentioned when I was starting this whole process that my best friend's wedding was December 21st and that I swore to him I would be in it. My recruiter said he understood and would work around that fact. After finally getting the all clear last week, the next available dates for OCS with open spots would be September 30th or some time in October. With a 12 week course, this would overshoot the wedding date. When I raised a concern about this, my recruiter said something along the lines of, "Well you said you wanted to go in September, if you delay it too much it will look bad." Now, I did request a date in September, but I requested the date of September 1st (the idea being it would give me enough time to enjoy holidays and the wedding before going down to Pensacola). I would rather deal with all the Hell and ice of a class in January if it would let me keep my oath, but I fear losing my slot. If it came down to it and I just went on the 30th, I do have some concerns regarding contracts. I want to know what some of you put in yours/what you wished you put in yours. I'm also curious if I have any bargaining rights at all in this process seeing as how I applied to the program and this isn't an enlistment thing. I read I won't be able to have my student loans paid for by the Navy through the LRP because I'm going through the officer program. I think they justify this by saying you get paid more, so you don't get repayment options. Is this something you could get put in a contract or do I just deal with it? Thanks in advance for reading this wall-o-text. I'm looking forward to your replies.