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    Officer Paths Overview

    Watch the various ways to train to become a Military officer in our video overview.

    An Army National Guard Drill W...

    National Guard members talk about what goes on during Drill Weekend. 

    Navy Officer Candidate School...

    Officer candidates receive extensive classroom and hands-on training from experienced officers during their time at Officer Candidate School.

    Navy Officer Candidate School...

    On Wakeup Wednesday, officer candidates meet their class drill instructor, who will be their guide through the 12 weeks of training to become...

    Inside Navy Boot Camp

    Take a step-by-step tour of Navy Boot Camp at Great Lakes Recruit Training Depot to discover how recruits transform into Sailors.

    Overview: Navy Officer Candida...

    Navy Lt. Walter McDuffie explains the officer commissioning process.

    Opportunities for Women in the...

    Female aviation warfare specialists describe their job responsibilities and what it’s like being a woman in the Navy.

    Charting New Waters in the Nav...

    Ridley Shetler, a Navy Nuclear Power Officer Candidate (NUPOC), talks about her passion for nuclear power and why she chose the Navy versus a...

    Sink or Swim

    ROTC cadets participate in a team-building exercise.

    Mastering the Basics

    Army National Guard recruits crawl, climb, pull and jump their way through an obstacle course during Basic Combat Training (BCT).

    Inside the Obstacle Course

    Army National Guard recruits showcase their physical strength as they complete a demanding obstacle course.

    A Look Inside the Recruitment...

    Army National Guardsmen talk about what it was like going through the recruitment process.

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    Futures Magazine

    Futures Magazine

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