Officer Candidate School Pre
Presents introduction to selected personnel in basic
military subjects to prepare them for enrollment in OCS phase I training. See
NOTE 1: This is an optional course conducted at
state discretion to assist potential officer candidates in determining whether
to enroll in the state OCS program.
NOTE 2: If state OCS POI subjects are presented
for credit during this course and are not presented for credit in follow-on
phases, all officer candidates being enrolled in the follow-on OCS phase I class
must be enrolled in and successfully complete this course.
FY18 Pre Phase
Officer Candidate School Phase
A. To develop selected
personnel to be Second Lieutenants in the Army of the United States, the Army
Reserve and the National Guard and to prepare them for the Basic Army Officer
Leadership Course Training, Branch specific (BOLC-B).
B. To produce adaptive officer with
increased maturity, confidence and competence that share a common bond with
their combined arms peers and are prepared to lead small units upon arrival at
their first assignments.
C. There are 7 Desired Outcomes for the
Officer Candidate. These Outcomes are skills, knowledge, and
attributes every Soldier possesses at the completion of OCS.
1) VALUE AND ETHICS
OUTCOMES: Junior Officer who knows and understands Army values and
begins to demonstrate them.
OUTCOMES: Junior officer demonstrates knowledge of core leadership
attributes and competencies and applies fundamentals of leadership at team and
OUTCOMES: Understands and embrace the concept of officer
4) PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
OUTCOMES: Understand responsibilities of an officer for self
development (physical, mental, spiritual and emotional) outside the
institutional and organizational domains.
5) TECHNICAL COMPETENCE
OUTCOMES: Possesses fundamental knowledge and understanding of
basic military skills and Army management systems required of a Junior
6) TACTICAL COMPETENCE
OUTCOMES: Possess basic military skills and demonstrates knowledge
of the orders process and troop leading procedures while executing small unit
7) TACTICAL COMPETENCE
OUTCOMES: Introduced to Warrior Task and Battle Drills and
fundamentals of Army operations.
Introduction to Army Doctrine focusing on
Leadership, Ethics, Squad and Platoon level tactics. The context
and organization of the light Infantry Squad and Platoon provide the framework
for learning how to integrate individual and collective tasks to accomplish
assigned mission. The training culminates with a FLX II utilizing
Squad and Platoon STX.
FY16 OCS Phase 2