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And so it begins. Again.

December 2nd, 2006 Leave a comment Go to comments

I decided it was time to get the ball rolling again with the Marines, so I met with Boston’s OSO Captain B. on Thursday. We had a talk about the possibility of me returning to OCS, and about all the hoops I would have to jump through to get there. He said we couldn’t do much before I’m off disability and we close the book on that. Once that’s done, and I’m 100% healthy, I will submit waiver requests to the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery for the screws in my leg, my injury, and anything else that is potentially disqualifying. If those are all approved (a process that can take between 1 and 6 months) I can re-submit my package to return to OCS.

I already had a vague idea of most of what I had to do to return, but the Captain told me a couple things that made me feel better about the situation. First, I don’t necessarily need to return to PLC Seniors during the summer. I can theoretically return to any class, and just complete the weeks I didn’t complete last time (4.5 weeks). So now I don’t have to worry about making it into this summer’s class. Captain B. also said that if the right people want me to return to OCS, I should be able to do it.

Captain B. can’t imagine someone that went through as much as I did wanting to go back to the place that messed them up in the first place. He thinks I’m crazy, but they said they will support me 100% and see to it that I am one day commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Marines.

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  1. December 3rd, 2006 at 23:14 | #1

    Michael, every time I think this blog can’t get more moto you seem to find a way to prove me wrong. Hopefully you can go by this summer – but if not, and you end up heading to OCC-196, I’ll see you there!

  2. December 10th, 2006 at 17:18 | #2

    I just got word that I have been accepted to OCC-195. I hope to see down there!

  3. December 10th, 2006 at 17:18 | #3

    Er, “see YOU down there”… :)

  4. December 24th, 2006 at 11:55 | #4

    I haven’t been to your site in a while but I’m glad to read that you’re almost ready to go back to OCS.

    Its awesome that you can just pick up from where you left off and not start all over. The Corps is a small world and I’m sure I’ll bump into you someday.

    Good luck!!

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