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Marine Corps Officer - College Undergraduate

Marine Corps Recruiting
Boscawen, New Hampshire, US
Closing date
Dec 5, 2021

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Conservation science
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We are seeking college undergraduates for a no-obligation, paid summer training program targeted at developing your leadership, confidence, and will-power, all while giving you the option of employment as a Marine Officer after your college graduation. The program is called "Platoon Leaders Class".

WHAT IS THE PLATOON LEADERS CLASS (PLC)? PLC is a commissioning program offered by the Marine Corps to college undergraduates. PLC candidates attend Officer Candidates School (OCS), where they are evaluated for their potential to become future officers in the Marine Corps. OCS is extremely challenging, both physically and mentally. Those who demonstrate mental agility, physical stamina, and the ability to assert and hone leadership skills successfully graduate OCS. Once they complete their baccalaureate degree, they are given the opportunity to accept a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps.

WHEN, WHERE, AND HOW LONG IS OCS? All PLC training occurs during the summer in Quantico, Virginia, so there is no interruption of your academic year. For freshmen and sophomores, PLC consists of two six-week training sessions, the first at the end of the current academic year and the second session the summer of the junior year. Juniors attend one ten week summer session after the junior year. There are no classes or other requirements during the year except to remain a full-time student in good academic standing, so PLC won't detract from your college activities.

WHAT IS THE OBLIGATION? The PLC contract is completely non-binding. Contractually, candidates agree to attend the first four weeks of OCS. After the fourth week, you can voluntarily disenroll from the program. Any disenrollment fully voids the contract resulting in absolutely no obligation to the United States Marine Corps. Freshmen and sophomores who successfully complete the first half of OCS must request to attend the second half if they wish to return, and everyone who successfully makes it through OCS must freely and willingly accept a commission as a Marine Officer upon graduation from college. It will not be forced upon you.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE? American citizens who are full-time enrolled in good academic standing are eligible to initiate an application.


Commissioned a Second Lieutenant upon graduation.

· Non-binding contract.

· No active duty requirements if disenrolled from the program.

· No on-campus training, ROTC drills, reserve meetings, uniforms.

· $1575-$3150 per school year education assistance is available under the Financial Assistance

Program (FAP).

· $5200 per school year education assistance is available under the Marine Corps Tuition Assistance Program (MCTAP).

· Flight School guarantee available to qualified applicants.

· College credit hours for participation in the summer internship are available.

WHAT ABOUT PAY? During the six-week training sessions, you will earn approximately $2,400 ($4000 for the ten week session). The Marine Corps pays for the cost of travel to and from OCS, as well as room and board while there. Upon commissioning, the starting salary as a Second Lieutenant is approximately $41,000 to $50,000 annually. You will make $65,000 to $95,000 annually, depending on job and duty location, after about four years of regular raises and promotion to the rank of Captain.


Erik Lindskog, Captain, USMC

Office: (603) 433-1872

Cell: (603) 978-5967
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