Marine Corps Warfare Communites


Following Officer Candidate School (OCS), newly commissioned officers head to The Basic School (TBS) to learn how to lead and inspire fellow Marines. Guided by the mentorship of experienced Marines, new officers develop the leadership, knowledge and esprit de corps that define the Marine Corps. Marine Officers will leave The Basic School as effectives leader, ready to command with confidence. Next, Marine Officers continue on to specialized training to develop expertise in your assigned Military Occupational Specialty (MOS).

Marine Option NROTC midshipmen are unique in the sense that they are free to pursue any MOS that is offered at the Basic School. Navy option NROTC midshipmen are required to select an unrestricted line warfare community, so they will be limited in their career choices. For all possible career paths as a Marine Corps officer, please follow the link below.

Marine Corps Officer MOS List