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  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Processing Information
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • $60,000

    Average Salary

Example Of What An Officer Candidate does

  • Serve as a link between all Cadets and the Cadre Battalion Executive Officer.
  • Entrusted with the welfare, morale and professional development of the Soldiers under command.
  • Ensured proper welfare and recreation for soldier and good physical and mental condition and proper care of weapons.
  • Organize, present and participate in safety meetings, seminars and conferences.
  • Proved Leadership skills needed to lead the world's best soldiers.
  • Prepared and supported OCS Graduations and Annual Hall of Fame Inductions.
  • Graduated Warrant Officer Candidate School.
  • Supervised all maintenance, operational and logistical support requirements and procedures as a Technical Inspector and Unit Trainer.
  • Selected as Platoon Guide at Basic Combat Training and ranked one of top three recruits out of 45.
  • Maintain and track military personnel actions.
  • Planned and supervised Platoon Intermediate phrase to Senior phase transition inspection.
  • Received DD-214, Honorable Discharge.
  • Attend and pass all physical training exams, ROTC classes.
  • Selected to attend USMC Officer Candidate School in Officer Candidate Class 201.
  • Tasked with leading 56 fellow candidates as the Platoon Commander through certain phases of training.
  • Completed all requirements for pilot flight training and flight certification.
  • Engaged in course of training and study to become fully versed as a high-level US Army Officer.
  • Executed and planned for monthly leadership training exercises.
  • Supervised squads of 12 to 15 personnel during field training exercises.
  • Top Security Clearance is underway.

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Officer Candidate Career Paths

Officer Candidate
Intelligence Officer Project Manager Program Director
Administrative Director
8 Yearsyrs
Company Commander Operations Manager Property Manager
Asset Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Operations Officer Program Manager Senior Manager
Associate Director
8 Yearsyrs
Company Commander Project Manager Business Manager
Business Operations Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Training Officer Executive Officer Program Manager
Center Director
7 Yearsyrs
Intelligence Officer Analyst Compliance Analyst
Compliance Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Operations Officer Executive Officer Program Manager
Deputy Director
9 Yearsyrs
Division Officer Assistant Department Head Project Manager
Director
8 Yearsyrs
Training Officer Instructor Training Manager
Director Of Human Resources
10 Yearsyrs
2nd Lieutenant Lieutenant Executive Officer
Logistics Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Platoon Leader Company Commander
Operations Officer
6 Yearsyrs
Platoon Leader Operations Officer
Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Executive Officer Company Commander Operations Officer
Project Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Lieutenant General Manager Realtor
Property Management Specialist
6 Yearsyrs
Security Officer Dispatcher Operations Manager
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Instructor Assistant Director General Manager
Regional Director
9 Yearsyrs
Executive Officer Program Manager General Manager
Regional Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Instructor Operations Manager
Senior Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Division Officer Operations Officer Program Manager
Service Director
9 Yearsyrs
Security Officer Technician Service Technician
Service Manager
7 Yearsyrs
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Officer Candidate Demographics

Gender

  • Male

    76.5%
  • Female

    21.5%
  • Unknown

    1.9%

Ethnicity

  • White

    81.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    9.7%
  • Asian

    6.9%
  • Unknown

    1.3%
  • Black or African American

    0.8%
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    53.5%
  • German

    9.9%
  • Arabic

    7.0%
  • Chinese

    4.2%
  • French

    4.2%
  • Mandarin

    4.2%
  • Vietnamese

    2.8%
  • Japanese

    2.8%
  • Cherokee

    2.8%
  • Korean

    2.8%
  • Greek

    1.4%
  • Persian

    1.4%
  • Carrier

    1.4%
  • Russian

    1.4%
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Officer Candidate Education

    Schools

    • University of Phoenix

      7.6%
    • University of Maryland - University College

      6.8%
    • Troy University

      6.8%
    • Liberty University

      6.8%
    • Webster University

      5.9%
    • Auburn University

      5.1%
    • North Carolina State University

      5.1%
    • Old Dominion University

      5.1%
    • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach

      5.1%
    • Florida State University

      5.1%
    • University of Central Florida

      5.1%
    • Naval Postgraduate School

      5.1%
    • Texas Tech University

      4.2%
    • Texas A&M University

      4.2%
    • University of Louisville

      4.2%
    • University of Oklahoma

      4.2%
    • University of Alabama

      3.4%
    • University of South Florida

      3.4%
    • University of Wisconsin - Stout

      3.4%
    • George Washington University

      3.4%
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    Degrees

    • Bachelors

      54.8%
    • Masters

      22.7%
    • Other

      11.3%
    • Doctorate

      4.7%
    • Associate

      4.3%
    • Certificate

      1.7%
    • Diploma

      0.2%
    • License

      0.1%
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Top Skills for An Officer Candidate

CombatMilitaryPersonnelOCSPhysicalFitnessTestPhysicalTrainingPlatoonCommanderLeadershipSkillsBasicTrainingProceduresWeaponsLogisticalSupportClearanceHonorableDischargeSafetyFlightTrainingUsmcUSArmyLeadershipTrainingMilitaryHistoryWarrant

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Top Officer Candidate Skills

  1. Combat
  2. Military Personnel
  3. OCS
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Developed dynamic judgment in combat simulated environment.
  • Provided professional development counseling to military personnel at various levels of education and certification.
  • Finished 5th at OCS out of 160 Officer Candidates and was the honor graduate of my platoon of 50+.
  • Participated in officer leadership development, military academics and rigorous physical training.
  • Selected as the Candidate Platoon Commander as well as Candidate Company Commander

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