MIL So, uhh.... what if I fail ocs?

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  1. jehan60188

    jehan60188 New Member

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    thinking about joining the navy reserve
    if i just can't cut it through the OCS program, do i get discharged? or can i 'try again'?
     
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    DaRkPhAnToM FML OT Supporter

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    if you have that mindset you will never succeed in life...
     
  3. jehan60188

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    i know, i'm a big pansy =0\
    it's just 12 weeks is a big span of time to take off from my day job, and i've always had the mindset of "what if X or Y or X and Y at the same time?!"
    i've been working out, but i lack the discipline to know i'll get through it...
     
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    have some confidence man. i've been thinking about joining up marines or army and going to OCS. i have all the confidence in the world i'll get through it. that's pretty much the first step is to believe you can do it.
     
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    I think if you fail OCS (at least in the army) you are assigned an Enlisted MOS.
     
  6. Drunk Bastard Audio

    Drunk Bastard Audio New Member

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    When I went through OCS, failure was never an option, much less a thought in my mind.

    For those who couldn't hack it, they went back to their old MOS or the College Op's had the option to be discharged (failure to adapt).
     
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    there is some ridiculous loop hole with this. I can't remember exactly, maybe someone can help me out. I believe it goes something like if you make it past a certain point and then fail ocs you are put into the army as an e-5 or e-6. Anyone else heard of this?
     
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    Drunk Bastard Audio New Member

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    Not from what I saw...they either were dropped to E-4/SPC and given a slew of critical MOS's to pick from or they were given the option to be discharged for the reasons I stated previously.
     
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    yea, that sounds much more believable than that craziness I heard.
     
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    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    I believe if you self eliminate, that was your one shot.
     
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    kidhero not really a hero, really just a big fat phony

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    We send you to Canada.
     
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    so they failed out of Marine OCS and moved on to Army OCS?
     
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    thanks for your answers so far! Canada's a scary place, so I'm going to have to be sure I can get through OCS!

    how much money should i save up for OCS?
    From what I've read, meals/boarding are provided, and there's a place to park (but not access) your car, right? Entertainement is a no-go; I guess free time will be rather limited (if at all)

    I guess I'll need 12 weeks worth of rent (since I'm doing reserve, after OCS I'll be going back to my apartment), or maybe just 12 weeks worth of space at a storage facility + a few nights at a motel, during which I can go apartment hunting.

    I'm sure I'm forgetting lots of things, so... yah....
     
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    How do you fail out of OCS anyways?
     
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    NisAznMonk New Member

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    That sounds more like quitting than failing.
     
  16. thekinggovernor

    thekinggovernor OT Supporter

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    they can kick you out as well, its not like boot camp where most people finish even if they get recyled.
     
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    :rofl: you can fail ocs?
     
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    of course, wouldn't you want to be able to send people home instead of just letting them become officers?
     
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    getting kicked out and failing are two different things...
     
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    of course, but people quit and some people are kicked out because they can't hack it.
     
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    that is different from failing still, failing is going in there and trying and not being able to pass a test designed for a retard or do a fairly normal amount of physical fitness training that even private pile could pull off after a couple weeks of practice...
     
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    One of my friends from basic went to OCS and his company got to go out and drink on weekends, but other companies didn't get to go out at all. He made it sound like drinking was allowed and not just something they got away with.
     
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    if you get into Alpha-Traz or Bravo Co....good luck having any free time.
     
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    marine ocs isn't a fairly normal amount of PT :dunno:
     
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    so youre saying that if they got someone who was out of shape but not enough to get weeded out of the recruiting process, that it couldnt be corrected by the instructors at OCS withing a couple weeks of practice?
     

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