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Higher pay as an officer 

How much more pay?  Consider the pay of an E-4 with four years of service as opposed to the pay of a second lieutenant right out of OCS with four years of service.  Per weekend:  E-4:  $273.04  O-1:  $428.68


Be a leader.  Commissioned officers acquire leadership and management skills that are in high demand in military and civilian careers.  An officer is, by virtue of assignment and training, a leader. 

Greater Service

Challenge yourself.  Not all OCS candidates become officers.  In fact, only about 50% achieve this goal.  By achieving this goal, you can look forward to greater service with more challenging responsibility by assisting in the planning and preparation of your unit's training. 

Schooling Opportunities

Learn more.  There are numerous service schools available for officers to attend after completing OCS.  Officers assigned to Infantry or Armour units may have the opportunity for Airborne or Ranger training.  Flight training is also offered through the National Guard. 




This web-site is  for Alabama National Guard OCS applicants only. All other  applicants should address questions and concerns to their home-state Regional Training Institutes (RTIs). Alabama OCS cannot process other state applications nor can they answer questions concerning other states policies and regulations. All inquiries should be made thru your state RTI.


Questions or Comments
OCS Training Officer
Office:  (256) 847-4583
DSN: 363-4583
2nd Bn, 200th Rgt (Ldr)
P.O. Box 5280
Ft. McClellan, Al. 36205
200th Regiment Recruiter
OCS Recruiter
Cell:  (205) 356-4753
Office: (205) 849-3378
AFRC Bldg. 2 Room 101
Birmingham, Al. 35217
Governor Robert Bentley
Governor Robert Bentley

Major General Perry Smith
Major General Perry Smith


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