Discussion in 'On Topic' started by burn__, Nov 21, 2009.
picked up engineering today at OCS!
No, Pro Patria Vigilans, no care.
route clearance, like a BOSS
you've been at ocs this whole time? wow
so can you tell me your day to day in army ocs? you've read my threads so you know i'm curious
how many slots did you guys have for military intel or psy ops?
i'm gonna do reserve so that shit won't apply to me but i'd still like to know
just finished week 6 yesterday. head into the field for 3 weeks monday morning (land nav, squad tactics, etc).
we had 10 total slots for military intel but our class got fucked on branch details. had 16 branch detail spots when the normal average is 0. (a branch detail is for example, you belong to MI but are "loaned" to infantry for 2 years). we only had 5 pure MI slots and 5 branch detail slots for MI/AR, MI/IN, and MI/FA.
branching day was fucking awesome. lol. soooo many people surprised everyone by which branch they chose.
day-to-day at OCS varies by what week youre in and your cadre. last week we were in the classroom from like 0800 to 2000 during "tactics week". this past week we were jammed in the classroom again for a semester's worth of history in 4 days. we've also had all of our ruck marches and release runs in the past 2-3 weeks because of all the breaks we get from the closely packed holidays.
but a normal day would be:
up at 0445, hygiene/cleaning until 0545 formation. PT until 0700-0730 (AGR's, combatives, release runs/ruck marches, etc). after chow we'd head to the classroom until lunch. then depending on the week we'd either go back to the classroom or go do something else around the barracks. after dinner we're usually put on study time or study barracks with some details thrown in for good measure. lol. lights out at 2200 or 2300 depending if we have a test the next day.
who wouldnt want to play with explosives
how was basic for you?
the reason i'm hesitant to do army is because i'd be doing basic AND ocs
Think of it as a really long fat camp of sorts. You'll end up coming out like Major Alan Schaefer.
but i'm already skinny and fit. 6'1, 170.
Then treat it as a get swoll camp that'll turn you into Major Schaefer then
i dunno man, like i'm already going to be doing ocs...i don't see the point of them putting us in basic with all the other enlistees and shit.
i know it's like to learn equality and how to command but still
thats the reason WHY i chose the army.
basic was like this:
its the most fun i never want to have again.
expect to come out 'less fit'. im serious. big gym rats came out of basic doing less pushups/situps then they were able to do at the beginning. today's basic focuses more on what you do overseas (room clearing, room clearing, room clearing, and more room clearing) than focusing on PT.
basic training gets you acclimated to the army lifestyle. i couldnt imagine coming into OCS without going through basic. it gives you a foundation to build off of. and being put in with the enlistees is part of why they make us go through basic. so we experience what the joes experience. how can you really lead someone from behind a desk. as the OCS patch says, "Follow Me"
you right you right
am i sounding elitest? i don't want to be...but man, i only want to do reserves we should get to opt out of basic
its fun! if you get PG like i did for 4 weeks you get to babysit 18yr old kids! lol
When I went through Basic in 2003, we did the Vietnam War/World War 2 training style. Then before we deployed in 2005, we did the Iraq War style training. Both were three months each. I found Basic Combat Training to be more mentally difficult while the pre-deployment training was physically more difficult. Having said that, I just wanted to know: How does room clearing make one less fit if you do those exercises with IBAs and SAPI plates? At least that is how we did it for pre-deployment.
by fit i mean "army fit" of being able to do pushups/situps. you become stronger yes, but that style of training doesnt prepare you for a PT test but focuses more on the actual training.
congrats on the branching!
just an fyi, your nickname will probably be "OCS" in BCT
True. The best way to prepare for the PT Test though is to just do pushups, situps, and run. Do these three exercises over and over again. This is all I did to prepare for the APFT.
how will they know though? i mean during that time i'd merely be an enlistee no?