As it turns out there is a girl that completed Navy OCS in March that I knew freshman and sophmore year of college. I’d been meaning to contact her and ask her some questions regarding OCS but for some reason I don’t really know, I kept on putting it off. Finally I sent her a message telling her that I knew she had just graduated OCS and I was wandering if she has any words of advice. She wrote back with two words. Call me and her phone number.
Of course I immediately dialed and what ensued, was an hour and a half phone conversation in which I definitely found out about 90% more new information than I had already known. She was extremely helpful and headed me toward the Naval officer forum where you are able to ask any questions aobut OCS and even if are not accepted yet you may still talk to others about it.
She also gave me a list of a few of the things you are allowed to bring, what to expect, and all of that business. Since I have not grown up with anyone in the military or for that matter talked to people in depth about being in it, I am not well informed.
After talking to her, I am well aware that it is going to be very challenging, but I do think that I will be able to pull through. Unfortuntely from what I have learned, there is definitely a sandpit with fire ants in it and if you or one of the members of your class F’s up big time then you must roll around in the sand pit and possibly put your face in it. After surviving Indoctrine week I think I’ll be good to go… Hopefully. haha.
All things aside what I need to be aware of the most, is my physical fitness. I must stay in good shape and be able to do all of the things that they want like push ups, sit ups, running, flutter kicks, etc. I am defintiely going to get all over that so that when I arrive I will be able to at least keep up in the beginning.
After talking with her, I am very excited and can’t wait for my life to enter this new direction. I will definitely be challenged, but I am definitely looking forward to it.
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