Hey motivators, as a recent graduate of the OCC 223 class, I just want to shine light on some of the experiences from the cycle while it is still fresh on my mind. In regards to physical fitness, it goes without saying that it is necessary to come to Brown Field in shape. I was selected with a 281 PFT - 21:07, 20, 100. Prior to shipping off, I was PTing 6 times a week, running about 4 of those days and doing body exercises in between. A week before arriving to OCS I stopped PTing all together to give my body some R&R so that I knew I would be prepared for whatever they threw at us. Realistically, when you arrive to OCS you do not PT at all for the first week, so keep that in mind. Arriving to OCS was by far in the back half of the company with my run time. Many of the individuals in my platoon were running sub 20s or so. Eventually you start PTing damn near every day. These PT events range from cardiovascular fitness, muscular endurance, fartleks, etc. By the end of OCS, my final PFT was 20, 100, 18:32. The average PFT score for this event was 290. All the running in boots, screaming, and drill will bring your run time down. Prior to arriving to OCS I would suggest organizing your trash in seperate plastic baggies (academic items, marking items, hygene items, etc). It really made the first week or so a bit smoother when you were expected to find a specific item. This initial implementation of organization will make your life easier because organization at OCS is essential. For those who have been accepted to OCS, when arriving I would suggest using that first week to make stencils out of the letter of your company. IE a big D for Delta company. You will be expected to mark all of your skivvy shirts every night and there is only one or two platoon stencils. Life is much easier when you make and possess your own. Be loud, be confident, apply what you learn and you will be alright. Feel free to ask any questions and I'll do my best to answer.