Officers

Army ILE: Intermediate Level Education

In today’s post, I would like to discuss the Army ILE Program also known as Intermediate Level Education.  For the most part, we will focus on the course for USAR and ARNG Officers, but we will also provide an overview of the program and talk about the enrollment process, information covered, and course requirements.  Let’s …

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Army Early Commissioning Program Information

In an earlier post, I wrote about the five military junior colleges.  Today, I’d like to educate you about the Army’s Early Commissioning Program. If you’re thinking about becoming a commissioned officer, and you want to do it quickly, you should consider the Army Early Commissioning Program.  This is a unique program that lets you …

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Military Junior Colleges: An Overview

If you want to become an Officer in the Army National Guard or Army Reserves, but aren’t interested in West Point, OCS or the traditional commissioning route, you should consider attending one of our nation’s five military junior colleges.  The five military junior colleges in the United States are Wentworth Military Academy, Valley Forge Military Academy, …

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Requirements to be an Army National Guard Officer

In today’s post, I would like to discuss the requirements to be an Army National Guard Officer, specifically a commissioned officer.  We will discuss the requirements and different ways to become an ARNG Officer.  Whether you decide to transition from enlisted to officer, or join as an Officer, there are few basic requirements that you …

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Responsibilities of an Army Officer

What are the responsibilities of an Army Officer?  To be extremely specific, that would depend upon the duty position of the Army Officer.  In the Army, you have staff officers and commanders.  And you also have deployable (line) and non-deployable (TDA) units.  These units and duty positions vary significantly.  But, at the end of the …

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Senior Rater Bullets and Senior Rater Comments: Tips for Writing Accurate OERs

The purpose of this article is to give you some sample senior rater bullets and senior rater comments for an Army Officer Evaluation Report. I will shed more light upon the NCOER in another blog entry. As a senior rater, you have a vital role in the promotion eligibility and career opportunities for the people …

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Army Officer Information

In the Army, there are three different types of Army Officers. There are Commissioned Officers, Warrant Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers. My goal today is to give you a brief overview about each type of officer and to talk about the different ways to earn your commission. Let’s get started. # 1 Non-Commissioned Officers: Also known …

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Army OCS: An Overview

The Army Officer Candidate Program, also known as Army OCS, has a long and proud history that dates back to 1941. The purpose of the Army’s Officer Candidate School is to produce newly commissioned Second Lieutenants. During OCS, candidates receive a wide variety of instruction to include military leadership, Warrior Tasks, Infantry Battle Drills, Land …

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