Alabama National Guard | Always Ready, Always There
Alabama National Guard > Careers > Officer Candidate School > Phases

There are two course options available for completing Officer Candidate School.  Talk to a recruiter to help figure out which path is right for you. 

 

The traditional OCS course is broken down into four phases over an eighteen month period.  All four phases are conducted at Ft. McClellan, Alabama in an IDT status.

   
Pre-Phase
Zero phase weekends are orientation style weekends, set-up to give the candidates an overview of what they can expect and what will be expected of them at OCS. Although attendance at these weekends is optional, it is strongly recommended that candidates attend. Areas covered include military courtesy, advanced land navigation, troop leading procedures, dining hall procedures, proper clothing displays and more.
   
Phase I
Phase I is the first step in the OCS commissioning process. During this phase candidates will conduct land navigation, a field leadership exercise, a 5-Mile Foot March and cover Army Training management and Advance Map Reading.
 
Phase II
Phase II makes up the bulk of a candidates OCS experience. Phase II is conducted once a month for 12 months. During this phase candidates will conduct a field leadership exercise, a 7- and 10-mile foot march and a 3-mile formation run.  Also, the candidates will cover Operations, Leadership doctrine, Military Justice, Military Intelligence, Supply activities, Military Heritage and History, Tactics, Call for Fire and Communicative skills.
   
Phase III
Phase III is the last step in the OCS commissioning process, this phase covers troop leading procedures, the leadership reaction course, the final field leadership exercise, infantry squad tactics, combat water survival training and a tactical exercise without troops (TEWT).

 
 

Region D OCS conducts two accelerated OCS classes each year. The first class is conducted January through March.  The second course is conducted from June through August.  Both classes are 57 day courses and are conducted at Ft. McClellan, AL
 
 

Questions or Comments
OCS Training Officer
Office:  (256) 847-4583
DSN: 363-4583
Address: 
2nd Bn, 200th Rgt (Ldr)
P.O. Box 5280
Ft. McClellan, Al. 36205
Email:  ng.al.alarng.list.hq-200-reg-ocs@mail.mil
 
200th Regiment Recruiter
OCS Recruiter
Cell:  (205) 356-4753
Address:
22 REC & RET BN
AFRC Bldg. 2 Room 101
Birmingham, Al. 35217
Email:  
ng.al.alarng.list.hq-200-reg-ocs@mail.mil
 
 
Governor Robert Bentley
Governor Robert Bentley

Major General Perry Smith
Major General Perry Smith


 

Recruiting Go to AKO

Go to GKO

 

 

Please leave Feedback

 
YOU HAVE REACHED A UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT SERVER SECURITY AND PRIVACY NOTICE - This site is provided as a Public Service by the Adjutant General, Alabama National Guard. This site is intended to be used by the public for viewing and retrieving information only. Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud And Abuse Act of 1986. All information on this Site is considered Public Information and may be distributed or copied. The appearance of hyperlinks to external sites does not constitute endorsement by the Alabama National Guard of the linked web site or the information, products or services contained therein. Use appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested. All input has been approved by the Alabama National Guard Office of Public Affairs.