OFFICER COMMISSIONING PROGRAM (OCS)
After earning your bachelors degree you can request to attend OCS in order to become an officer in the military.
RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING CORPS (ROTC)
While earning your bachelors degree you can simultaneously participate in a ROTC programs offered on a majority of college campuses. You will learn about the military, become familiar with what to expect once you commission, and become trained on how to carry out your duties and responsibilities as an officer.
*SAN DIEGO AFFILIATED ROTC PROGRAMS:
-USD (Army, Navy/USMC, Air Force)
-SDSU (Army, Navy/USMC, Air Force)
-UCSD (Army, Navy/USMC, Air Force)
SERVICE ACADEMY COMMISSIONING
Attend a prestigious and military school steeped in tradition and our nation's history; after 4 years of college you will graduate and earn a commission as a military officer. While attending a service academy you will be fully emersed in a military environment and will become taught and trained in a rigorous environment that will equip you to be an effective officer.
-UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY (USNA-ANNAPOLIS, MD)
-UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY (USMA-WEST POINT, NY)
-UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY (USAFA-COLORADO SPRINGS, CO)
-UNITED STATES MERCHANT MARINE ACADEMY
(USMMA-KINGS POINT, NY)
-UNITED STATES COAST GUARD ACADEMY
(USCGA-NEW LONDON, CT)
ENLISTED MILITARY SERVICE COMMISSIONING PROGRAMS
Transition from serving as an enlisted service member within the military service and transfer into a commissioning program to go to college and earn your commissioning as an officer.
Commissioning Programs: https://themilitarywallet.com/enlisted-to-officer-programs/#:~:text=Officer%20Commissioning%20School%20%28OCS%29%20Enlisted%20military%20members%20of,operations.%20Upon%20graduation%2C%20previously%20enlisted%20members%20become%20officers.
ROTC (USD): https://www.sandiego.edu/military/rotc/
ROTC SDSU: https://arweb.sdsu.edu/es/veterans/rotc.html