Marine Corps Officer Selection Station Fairfax

Marine Corps Officer Selection Station Fairfax Do you have what it takes to be a leaders of Marines?

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Mission: Our mission is to make Marine officers. We recruit the best of the best.

05/01/2019

2 For Chesty💪🏼



For his Pre-TBS PFT, 2NDLT Joel Borda rocks out 25 perfect pull-ups. Borda checks into The Basic School next week and will be apart of Delta Company. Upon completion of TBS, he will head to flight school in Pensacola, Florida. Let’s finish this week strong! Get some!

Know Your Corps🇺🇸•••From the shores of Tripoli, to Belleau Wood, the Frozen Chosin, and the streets of Fallu...
04/28/2019

Know Your Corps🇺🇸



From the shores of Tripoli, to Belleau Wood, the Frozen Chosin, and the streets of Fallujah, Marines have been winning our nation’s battles in times of crisis. Yesterday at the National Museum of the Marine Corps, the Officer Candidates of Fairfax were sent on a scavenger hunt to learn more about our beloved Corps. Knowing and observing this history, both written and unwritten, is important to each Marine because it keeps them mindful of the heritage and traditions of their Corps, and of their duty to uphold them. Semper Fidelis!

“Walking the Dog”•••Last night in our class on terrain models, Candidate Soltero demonstrates the “walk the ...
04/26/2019

“Walking the Dog”



Last night in our class on terrain models, Candidate Soltero demonstrates the “walk the dog” method while briefing his peers. Terrain models provide avisual representation for all members of the mission. In this exercise, the candidates were read a frag order then were instructed to create a terrain model to depict what they were briefed. With limited time and resources, they had to be creative and think fast in order to make an accurate visual representation. Good job Fairfax! @ Marine Corps Officer Selection Station Fairfax

‼️PRE-SHIP‼️•••Good work to all the candidates for crushing their pre-ship PFTs this morning! This is the ...
04/26/2019

‼️PRE-SHIP‼️



Good work to all the candidates for crushing their pre-ship PFTs this morning! This is the last PFT they will run before stepping on the yellow footprints at OCS. Great job, keep training, and best of luck in Quantico! Get some! @ Marine Corps Officer Selection Station Fairfax

04/19/2019
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Here’s some beach brawl motivation to kick-start your weekend.

(Marine Corps Base Hawaii video by Cpl. Luke Kuennen)

Recovery Friday💪🏼•••Want better recovery? Better mobility? Better blood flow? Foam rolling is an easy and ef...
04/19/2019

Recovery Friday💪🏼



Want better recovery? Better mobility? Better blood flow? Foam rolling is an easy and effective technique that when done properly can yield great benefits. Foam rolling is a method of Myofascial Release (MFR) that treats skeletal muscle immobility and pain by relaxing contracted muscles, improving blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulating the stretch reflex in your muscles. Fascia is thin connective tissue that wraps around most structure in the body, especially skeletal muscle tissue. Irregular fascia surrounding your muscles could be a factor that is adding to your soreness, recovery time, and immobility. To release this fascia, apply pressure on the areas that are tender. Make slow and small movements to that area until the sensation dissipates. Repeat these step as many times as needed. Try foam rolling after your next session! Get some! @ Marine Corps Officer Selection Station Fairfax

‼️Alpha Company‼️•••Congratulations to Alpha Company class 1-19 for being only 6 days away from graduating...
04/18/2019

‼️Alpha Company‼️



Congratulations to Alpha Company class 1-19 for being only 6 days away from graduating The Basic School! TBS is where all newly commissioned Lieutenants are taught the basics of being an "Officer of Marines". Upon completion of The Basic School, these Lieutenants will attend their Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) school before entering the Fleet Marine Force. Congratulations again Alpha Company! Get some!

Military Visit Day at WVU‼️•••Want more information about becoming an Officer of Marines? Come find us this We...
04/15/2019

Military Visit Day at WVU‼️



Want more information about becoming an Officer of Marines? Come find us this Wednesday, April the 17th, from 11:00am until 2:00pm at the Lair! See if you have what it takes to Earn the Title of United States Marine!

Mini OCS 2019:•••Great job to the candidates and applicants who partook in Mini OCS this past weekend. After an ea...
04/09/2019

Mini OCS 2019:



Great job to the candidates and applicants who partook in Mini OCS this past weekend. After an early departure on Friday morning, the Fairfax Officer Selection Office arrived at Stone Bay. Mini OCS is designed to simulate the training that a candidate will experience over the LOI at Officer Candidates School. This function has been proven to ensure that candidates have the mental, physical, and field skills necessary to complete Marine Corps OCS. Over the course of 48 hours, the candidates partook in the following events that they will be screened and evaluated on: Close order drill, LRC, the endurance course, and physical training. They were instructed by a professionally trained staff of sergeant instructors, officers, and non-commissioned officers. After a long and hard weekend, all candidates are now more familiar and confident of the rigors of OCS. The training doesn’t stop here! Semper Fidelis and get to work!

OCS Challenge:•••Great job to the candidates and applicants who partook in today’s poole function. The event pla...
03/23/2019

OCS Challenge:



Great job to the candidates and applicants who partook in today’s poole function. The event placed an emphasis on sharpening their teamwork and communication skills. Upon arrival to Burke Lake Park, the candidates were briefed rules and an overview of what was to come. The team had to carry a pull-up bar, loaded packs, and several ammo cans for miles in the swamped trails. Throughout the trails, the team would stop for calisthenics, and leadership stations. Unselfishness and dependability were two leadership principles that were honed today. At OCS it is salient that you are a team player. Marines go out of their way to help others and also know that their peers are relying on them. Keep up the great work Fairfax! Get some!

Flex Friday:•••Every Friday, motivated candidates and applicants try to improve their PFT scores. A strong score s...
03/22/2019

Flex Friday:



Every Friday, motivated candidates and applicants try to improve their PFT scores. A strong score shows that they meet the physical requirements to be competitive at OCS. Great job today! Keep training!

03/21/2019
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Brig. Gen. Lorna Mahlock continues to be an inspiration to Marines everywhere.

Attention all Mountaineers: Interested in what the Marine Corps can offer you? See if you have what it takes! Swing by o...
03/19/2019

Attention all Mountaineers: Interested in what the Marine Corps can offer you? See if you have what it takes! Swing by our table today to learn more about the Marine Officer Programs!
@ WVU Mountainlair Student Union

Congratulations Terence Casey! Candidate Casey contracted today and will be competing on the OCC-231 board with the hope...
03/15/2019

Congratulations Terence Casey! Candidate Casey contracted today and will be competing on the OCC-231 board with the hopes of attending OCS this summer. Keep up the great work Terence! Get some!

Congratulations Donald Stockton! Candidate Stockton has met all of the requirements that make him eligible for OCS. Keep...
03/15/2019

Congratulations Donald Stockton! Candidate Stockton has met all of the requirements that make him eligible for OCS. Keep up the great work! Give him one!

Combat Fitness Test:•••Candidate Olson, part of OCC class 230 is executing the ammo can press. This is one of the ...
03/08/2019

Combat Fitness Test:



Candidate Olson, part of OCC class 230 is executing the ammo can press. This is one of the three events of the Combat Fitness Test. The CFT consists of an 880 yard run, ammo lifts, (pictured above) and the maneuver under fire. The CFT is intended to keep Marines ready for the physical rigors of contemporary combat operations. Keep up the good work Candidate Olson! Get some!

Future Marine Corps Officers:•••Interested in becoming a leader of Marines? See if you have what it takes! Come vi...
03/08/2019

Future Marine Corps Officers:



Interested in becoming a leader of Marines? See if you have what it takes! Come visit our table today at George Mason University!

Flex Friday: • pull-ups 11• crunches 114• 3-mile run 19:42Great job to applicant Sarah Jo Willcockson for her perf...
03/08/2019

Flex Friday:
• pull-ups 11
• crunches 114
• 3-mile run 19:42
Great job to applicant Sarah Jo Willcockson for her perfect 300 score on the PFT this morning! Willcockson will be contracting within the next few weeks. Setting a high standard physically is what we look for in Marine Officers! Do you have what it takes? Give her one!

First To Fight: •••Since 1775 Marines have defended the people of the United States at home and abroad. Marines ar...
03/07/2019

First To Fight:



Since 1775 Marines have defended the people of the United States at home and abroad. Marines are committed to facing any threat, at any moment, anywhere in the world. This “First To Fight” mentality is a salient part to the history of the Corps. Tonight at 1900, 2nd LT Treleven will be teaching OCS candidates more about our rich history. Stick around for the live feed! Semper Fidelis! 📷: @marines

Congratulations to TBS Fox Company, class 6-18! After graduation today, the Marines of Fox Company will head to their MO...
03/06/2019

Congratulations to TBS Fox Company, class 6-18! After graduation today, the Marines of Fox Company will head to their MOS or flight school. Once achieved they will head into the fleet Marine force. Oorah!

MOS Feature: 4402 Judge Advocate •••Marine Corps Judge Advocates, or JAs, are licensed attorneys who are also comm...
03/04/2019

MOS Feature: 4402 Judge Advocate



Marine Corps Judge Advocates, or JAs, are licensed attorneys who are also commissioned officers in the Marine Corps. Each JA goes through the same initial training as any other Marine officer.

A Marine officer with a law degree attends Naval Justice School where he or she is instructed in the fundamental principles of military justice, civil and administrative law, and legal assistance, with practical application of those principles, in order to assist in the attainment of good order and discipline and a high standard of legal practice and administration. Upon graduation from the school, the Marine is designated as a Judge Advocate and will begin their tour in the Fleet Marine Force as an attorney.

📷: Marine Corps Recruiting
@ Marine Corps Officer Selection Station Fairfax

Great job to all of the candidates and applicants who partook in yesterday’s FEX. Upon arrival to Quantico, they condu...
02/24/2019

Great job to all of the candidates and applicants who partook in yesterday’s FEX. Upon arrival to Quantico, they conducted a 9 mile hike, and had the chance to lead their peers in a SULE (Small Unit Leadership Evaluation). Functions like this make the candidates more technically and tactically proficient, and will sharpen their skills required to excel at OCS. Oorah!

02/22/2019

Operation Order class.

New Hardware🏆:•••Congratulations Sir! Since 2016 Major Manuel has written 101 contracts! Officer Selection Offi...
02/20/2019

New Hardware🏆:



Congratulations Sir! Since 2016 Major Manuel has written 101 contracts! Officer Selection Officers are responsible for the oversight of all functions of the Officer Selection Team. It is their responsibility to ensure that all students who have the desire to be Marine Corps Officers are physically and mentally prepared for the rigors of the Officer Candidate School. Major Manuel has met and surpassed his duty. Give him one! @ Marine Corps Officer Selection Station Fairfax

February 19, 1945:•••American forces invaded the island of Iwo Jima, and the ensuing battles lasted for five weeks...
02/19/2019

February 19, 1945:



American forces invaded the island of Iwo Jima, and the ensuing battles lasted for five weeks. In some of the bloodiest fighting of World War II, it’s believed that all but 200 or so of the 21,000 Japanese forces on the island were killed, as were almost 7,000 Marines. Today we remember the brave men and woman who fought and won in WWII! The battle of Iwo Jima was a huge and decisive victory for our Nation. In 1954, the picture above was later used by Felix de Weldon to sculpt the Marine Corps War Memorial. Semper Fi Marines! Give em one!🇺🇸

PC📷: @usmarinecorps

President’s Day Post:•••Surround yourself with people that will keep you accountable, and that will make you a b...
02/18/2019

President’s Day Post:



Surround yourself with people that will keep you accountable, and that will make you a better person, candidate, or marine. Iron sharpens iron! Semper Fi!

Congratulations Nick Pope on contracting for the Officer Candidates Course! Motivated as ever, Pope has been working har...
02/15/2019

Congratulations Nick Pope on contracting for the Officer Candidates Course! Motivated as ever, Pope has been working hard to become eligible for OCS. When asked why he wants to be a Marine, Pope explained his call to service. “There are many reasons, including adventure, professional development, and financial stability. But most of all, I want to give back to this country; which, for all of its imperfections, has given my family shelter from Communism, granted us religious freedom, and given us a real chance at attaining happiness and peace.” Best of luck! Semper Fi! @ Marine Corps Officer Selection Station Fairfax

George Mason University Career Services
02/15/2019
George Mason University Career Services

George Mason University Career Services

We're looking forward to seeing our sponsors at Mason's Spring 2019 Career Fair next week! Stop by Dewberry Hall in the Johnson Center Wednesday and Thursday to meet team members from the Marine Corps Officer Selection Station Fairfax, Cognosante, Spargo, Inc., Ellucian, and SWIFT Careers! View the full list of employers 👉
https://gmu.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/7934/employers_list #masonfair #careerfair #bringyourresume

Land Nav:•••Once a week, 2nd Lt Trelevan holds a class to better prepare candidates to succeed at OCS. The topic t...
02/14/2019

Land Nav:



Once a week, 2nd Lt Trelevan holds a class to better prepare candidates to succeed at OCS. The topic this week pertained to land navigation. Land NAV is a skill that you’ll be tested on twice, once during the day and once at night. Lt Trelevan covered everything from how to shoot an azimuth, to reading a grid map. At the end he gave the candidates some coordinates so they could practice their new skill. Hopefully these future Lieutenants won’t get lost!👀 @ Marine Corps Officer Selection Station Fairfax

Want to improve your pullups? Check out this great article by Maj. Misty Posey...article and training program links in t...
02/14/2019

Want to improve your pullups? Check out this great article by Maj. Misty Posey...article and training program links in the comments! Can you get to 20+ pullups?? Semper fi!

02/14/2019

Happy Valentine's Day Marines!

Career Fair and MCFOP at West Virginia University today! President Gordon Gee graced us with a photo! Informing students...
02/13/2019

Career Fair and MCFOP at West Virginia University today! President Gordon Gee graced us with a photo! Informing students of all the options they have post-degree. #marines #career #wvu #mountaineers #semperfi #semperfisociety #gordongee #rah @ West Virginia University

Congratulations Candidate Emanuel Mendez! Mendez contracted for the Officer Candidate Course and will hopefully attend O...
02/13/2019

Congratulations Candidate Emanuel Mendez! Mendez contracted for the Officer Candidate Course and will hopefully attend OCS this Summer. SEMPER FI🇺🇸 @ Marine Corps Officer Selection Station Fairfax

Sunday Read: Legacy by James Kerr•••Legacy is on the Commandant of the Marine Corp’s Choice reading list. Check ...
02/10/2019

Sunday Read: Legacy by James Kerr



Legacy is on the Commandant of the Marine Corp’s Choice reading list. Check it out this week and get to reading!
The All Blacks are the world's most successful sporting outfit, undefeated in over 75% of their international matches over the last 100 years. So, what is the secret of their success? And what can we as individuals learn from them? Whatever field we are in, how can we play like All Blacks? Revealing proven secrets of sustained success, Legacy is a unique, inspiring handbook for leaders in all fields, and asks: How do you turn vision into action? How do you achieve world-class standards, day after day, week after week, year after year? How do you handle pressure, expectation and setbacks? How do you train to win at the highest level? What is your purpose? What will be your legacy?

“Who motivates the motivators?”Today’s workout was a variation of the Hero Workout, “The Murph.” •10 minute ...
02/09/2019

“Who motivates the motivators?”
Today’s workout was a variation of the Hero Workout, “The Murph.”
•10 minute sprint intervals
•100 pulls (50 chins up, 50 pull ups)
•200 push (50 regular, 50 ammo can press, 50 dive-bombs, 50 gecko)
•300 squat (100 regular, 100 KB swings, 100 lunges)
•10 minute sprint intervals
This workout was made to honor the Medal of Honor recipient Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy. He was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously after his courage actions during Operation Red Wings in June 2005.
Give him one!

“Marines don’t avoid obstacles, Marines embrace them.”•••OCS candidate Jared Mott is successfully going over...
02/07/2019

“Marines don’t avoid obstacles, Marines embrace them.”



OCS candidate Jared Mott is successfully going over the double bars. The O-Course is one of the several physical events that each candidate will be graded and evaluated on. It requires a perfect balance of strength and agility to complete it on time. Keep up the good work Candidate Mott! Semper Fi!

Today in history 1968:Elements of several Marine units move to retake the city of Hue from Viet Cong and North Vietnames...
01/31/2019

Today in history 1968:
Elements of several Marine units move to retake the city of Hue from Viet Cong and North Vietnamese forces.

📷: Stars and Stripes
@ Marine Corps Officer Selection Station Fairfax

“Pain is weakness leaving the body”There’s always time for some PT! Try the MARSOC Short Card today. Record your t...
01/29/2019

“Pain is weakness leaving the body”

There’s always time for some PT! Try the MARSOC Short Card today. Record your time and challenge another motivator!💪🏼

Starting the week of strong by contracting Michael Matkovic for the Platoon Leaders Course. Congratulations candidate Ma...
01/28/2019

Starting the week of strong by contracting Michael Matkovic for the Platoon Leaders Course. Congratulations candidate Matkovic, keep up the good work! Semper Fidelis🇺🇸

01/24/2019
01/23/2019

Brought my water for PT...😁. Embrace the Virginia FREEZE

01/18/2019

Congratulations Candidate Griffin Canfield! Griffin contracted for the Officer Candidate Course Reserve for class OCC-231. SEMPER FI

Congratulations Candidate Griffin Canfield! Griffin contracted for the Officer Candidate Course Reserve for class OCC-23...
01/18/2019

Congratulations Candidate Griffin Canfield! Griffin contracted for the Officer Candidate Course Reserve for class OCC-231. SEMPER FI

Here are OCC 230 Candidates Paul Adamsen, Jack Simmons and Kerry Garland during the BPFM Course. A little snow can’t s...
01/17/2019

Here are OCC 230 Candidates Paul Adamsen, Jack Simmons and Kerry Garland during the BPFM Course. A little snow can’t stop these motivators.

Posting time from yesterday, y'all. The squats were brutal but felt good!
01/16/2019

Posting time from yesterday, y'all. The squats were brutal but felt good!

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