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Questions about OCS

jmj689

Member
Candio phase is pretty nice when it comes to chow. You're allowed to get desserts and drink coffee again which a lot of people take advantage of since you can't have it beforehand. But otherwise yeah, it's basically just cafeteria food.
Oh my...coffee at OCS? That's amazing, I never would have expected that. Can't remember the last time I went through a day without a cup of coffee, planning on stopping a week or two before shipping to OCS. If anything, this gives me motivation to make it to candio phase haha.
 

Larick

Well-Known Member
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Contributor
We got our cellphones during Candio Phase and just had food delivered from out in town instead of eating in the galley. Mama Leones for days!
 

jay1914

New Member
I have been studying Appendix B from the 2020 OCR. Is that up to date with the current OCR?
That’s ROM. When I did ROM, there were online modules we had to complete and two hours each day of self-guided PT. By the time I left though, they turned it into something much more structured. It looks like they’ll teach you some drill and chow hall procedures while you’re ROMing. Use the time to memorize bravo and get used to waking up at 0430.
 

zschaub1

New Member
Any information or advice is appreciated.

I have a few questions regarding OCS selection process and OCS training. I applied to four different positions and have currently heard back from one board. The board I heard back from is for Surface Warfare Officer Engineering Duty and my recruiter informed me that I am second on the alternate list. How likely is it that I will be given a slot being on the alternate list? If given a slot what notice will I receive? Should I be concerned whether or not I will be accepted to the other positions I have applied for (SWO, Intel, and AMDO) considering I got put on the alternate list for this position? For perspective, I am a Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering graduate from the University of Florida with a 3.24 GPA.
My other main concern is PT for OCS, if accepted. I have ramped up training since I heard back from the first board but am worried I will not be in OCS shape in time. In general, I am on the outside looking in on the PT requirements. Since college I have always enjoyed weight lifting, is this something I should completely substitute for OCS specific exercises? Finally, in OCS what is the PRT? Are there PT tests in the first week that disqualify you from continuing with the training? If so, where can I find these qualifications?
I appreciate any feedback, I am very nervous and excited for the possibility of going to OCS and want to make certain I am prepared.
Update: For anyone who stumbles across this thread. I got picked up for SWO and and SWO EDO. I ended up going EDO. So anyone on the alternate list, there definitely is hope.
 

zschaub1

New Member
I got picked up for SWO and got put on the alternate list for SWO EDO. While waiting to shipout for SWO I got bumped up to EDO from the alternate list and accepted that contract. I did not know there was not an alternative list for SWO. I was only vouching for EDO.
 
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exNavyOffRec

Well-Known Member
I got picked up for SWO and got put on the alternate list for SWO EDO. While waiting to shipout for SWO I got bumped up to EDO from the alternate list and accepted that contract. I did not know there was not an alternative list for SWO. I was only vouching for EDO.
Those designators that select once per year sometimes have an alternate list, what they have tended to do in the past is will say FY 21 select and FY 22 select/FY 21 alternate
 

ACL2020

Well-Known Member
curious to as if there is a limit on how many times a candidate can roll due to PT
I know of one or two people who rolled for Fast Cruise 3 times, and one who rolled 4 due to vomiting. The one who rolled the fourth time was told he had one more chance to pass it, but he was told the same thing the time before, so I don't know... Just plan not to roll, and practice and work out so it won't be a problem! I promise you can do it if you put the time and effort in.
 
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