Your education may provide you with an opportunity to be eligible for Marine Officer Programs. The Platoon Leaders Class (PLC) is a Marine Officer Program designed for freshmen, sophomores and juniors. Freshmen and sophomores utilize two summer breaks from college to attend two 6-week training sessions at Officer Candidate School (OCS) in Quantico, Virginia. Juniors attend one 10-week training session during the summer – prior to their senior year. Training takes place during the summer. There are no requirements or obligations during the school year. This enables you to focus entirely on your studies in the pursuit of the degree of your choice. Candidates who complete OCS and receive their bachelor’s degree will be offered a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps.
Applicants selected for the Program commit only to attending OCS and may voluntarily disenroll anytime thereafter. Only those candidates who complete all the requirements of the Program (i.e. graduating OCS and college) and accept their commission as Second Lieutenants are contractually bound to serve as Marine Officers on active duty. Marines commissioned as Lawyers or Ground Officers are obligated to serve for a period of 3 years after MOS school. Aviators commit to an extended obligation of 8 years. Naval Flight Officers incur a 6-year obligation.
Please see the attached file, “Marine Officer Programs” for more details.