All personnel must sign into OCS NLT 1200 hours on the report date of their class.
Congratulations on your selection for Officer Candidate training. It is highly admirable that you chose to pursue a commission and serve your country as a member of its officer corps. I look forward to your arrival at Fort Benning, Georgia, “Home of the Infantry”, and to 3d Battalion, 11th Infantry (Officer Candidate School).
The battalion’s mission is train and commission 2d Lieutenants for the Army. A competent cadre will train you on the fundamentals of leadership and basic military skills, instill Army values and officership, evaluate your leadership potential. We will commission only those who meet the challenge and succeed.
The Program of Instruction (POI) is 12 weeks long. You will be challenged physically, mentally, academically, and emotionally. Make sure you are physically prepared. Come here in shape, not to get in shape! Ensure your personal affairs are in order. Once enrolled, there is little time to tend to personal affairs.
Our Family Readiness Group assists the chain of command in keeping families informed on the progress of their candidates in training. It is imperative that we have accurate contact information to keep your families updated. Our primary forum for information is electronic mail but we will send hard copy for those families with no access to the web. If your families are not getting the information they need, please have them contact your company commander or me.
Please review the information on this site. It is provided to aid your preparation for OCS. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact my staff or me. I look forward to training you to become an officer.
3d Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment provides trained, agile, and adaptive junior Officers for an Army at war who are ready today and relevant for tomorrow’s challenges.
Information for current and future Officer Candidate School Program Boards
and Requirements, please read the following MILPER Messages:
The OCS Packing list and OCSOP have been revised as of 11 MAR, please ensure you are using the most current version. Failure to adhere to the packing list could result in removal from the course.
Also, as of 26 September, all candidates reporting to OCS will bring the yellow reflective belt. There are two types sold at the Clothing Sales Store, only the nylon belt will be worn. The vinyl belt will not be authorized. This is a change to the current packing list, replacing the orange safety vest.
Effective 1 SEP, OCS implemented a new standard of conduct that is designed to ensure a better officer will be produced during the short 12 weeks they are here.
Some of the major changes