Officer Commissioning Programs
Officer Candidate School (OCS)
Officer Candidate School is a 3-phase program designed to prepare you as a Lieutenant in the Army National Guard. To qualify:
- Applicants must have at least 90 semester hours from an accredited college or university prior to OCS enrollment.
- Minimum age is 18 years.
- Maximum age for appointment is 30 years of age. A waiver is required for applicants over the age of 30.
- Applicants must meet the mental, physical and moral requirements.
- Applicants must enlist for a minimum of 3 years.
Additional Criteria for Commission as a 2LT:
- Minimum of 90 semester hours
- Minimum of SAT/850 or ACT/19 (NA if college graduate)
- Pass another standard 3-event APFT/Continue to meet height and weight standards.
OCS programs also include; The National Guard Bureau's Accelerated OCS (501) Program, The National Guard Bureau's Accelerated Summer OCS Program, Federal OCS, Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), and Direct Commission. For details on these programs as well as the Officer Candidate School's 3-phase program, download our information packet.
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