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Before starting the OCS application process, please take a moment to read the prerequisite list. These will help you avoid delays and problems when filing your application.
  • Must be US Citizens prior to commissioning.                                                             
  • Must attend an Officer Basic Course within 24 months of commissioning.
  • Must have completed Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training (AIT) or other military service equivalent. (AIT can be waived for those soldiers enlisting into the Army National Guard for the OCS Option. Contact us or your local recruiter for details on the OCS Enlistment Option).
  • GT score of 110 or higher.
  • Effective 1 October 2011, have at least 90 semester hours from an accredited college or university prior to OCS enrollment or enlistment.
  • Be at least 18 and not have reached your 35th birthday prior to enlistment and be able to complete the State OCS course and commissioning requirements prior to reaching age 42. Prior service personnel are eligible to enlist after age 35, if otherwise eligible based on prior Active or Reserve service computation and be eligible for non-regular retirement by age 60.
  • Must pass the APFT (Army Physical Fitness Test) upon entering the program and again prior to commissioning.
  • Must have a valid physical prior to enrollment.
  • Must pass a Commissioning Physical prior to Phase I and within 24 months of commissioning.
  • Must meet the height weight standards in accordance with AR 600-9
This web-site is  for Alabama National Guard OCS applicants only. All other  applicants should address questions and concerns to their home-state Regional Training Institutes (RTIs). Alabama OCS cannot process other state applications nor can they answer questions concerning other states policies and regulations. All inquiries should be made thru your state RTI.

 Contact Information


Questions or Comments
OCS Training Officer
Office:  (256) 847-4583
DSN: 363-4583
2nd Bn, 200th Rgt (Ldr)
P.O. Box 5280
Ft. McClellan, Al. 36205
200th Regiment Recruiter
OCS Recruiter
Cell:  (205) 356-4753
Office: (205) 849-3378
AFRC Bldg. 2 Room 101
Birmingham, Al. 35217
Governor Robert Bentley
Governor Robert Bentley

Major General Perry Smith
Major General Perry Smith


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