Officer Candidate Course (OCC)

The purposes of the Officer Candidate Course (OCC) are twofold: to train the Officer Corps for the next school year; and to identify Cadets to be promoted to various positions in the Corps of Cadets.

Throughout OCC, candidates are evaluated on a number of performance objectives:

  • Leadership
  • Discipline
  • Written Exams
  • Oral Exams
  • Personal Appearance
  • Ability to Lead Drill
  • Responsibility

The highlight of OCC is the camp held at Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, CA — a profound experience for all, combining leadership with team building and adventure-type training.

All training is conducted by members of the JROTC staff and U.S. Marines.

The final phase of OCC is leader selection, where the Selection Committee meets to decide who best fits each position. Committee members include the Academy President and Chief of Staff, Commandant, JROTC Instructors, Faculty Leaders, and Academic Counselors.

Leaders are selected based on their past performance, as well as their potential for growth.

Why ANA?

Army and Navy Academy believes in boys, and we are fully committed to how they learn, grow and thrive.

~ Chris H. (11th Grade)

“I’ve learned how to lead and take control of situations that were sometimes difficult.”