Posted on Jan 10, 2018
2LT Joseph Gaskill
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I just began talking to a recruiter as well as putting an OCS Reserve packet together. I'm curious as to what the timeline looks like after the board (I will go for the board in March). Will I have to go to BCT pretty quickly or will it take a few months to process? After BCT, will I go immediately to OCS or will I go back home and wait a few months before going? Or does it all depend on a case-by-case basis?

*I don't know if training is back to back or not (in the Reserve) because I know for the National Guard, you go to BCT then go home and continue working and can do OCS once a month, or do the accelerated course, or do Federal OCS.
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Wahoo something I know everything about! Okay lets begin...

I did OCS and this was my process:
Submit packet and go to the board. 95% of the time this is a formality as you already have had a company commander sign off saying they will take you. Once you are accepted by the board (you find out same day) then you go schedule your BCT dates. After BCT it depends on the path you want to take. I did federal OCS as it is the fastest way to just finish the whole process and active duty is more to my liking so I preferred that method anyways. I went back-to-back between BCT and OCS. If you chose the state route with weekends I think it takes 1.5 yrs or something around there. Now after OCS it was about a 1.5 months before my BOLC started. Again this could have been scheduled right after OCS but unfortunately there were no slots for that class. Below is my date timeline:

Board: Dec 2013
BCT: June 2014 (I was slotted to go in Jan but had a little ER issue pop up)
OCS: Aug 2014
BOLC: Jan 2015

If you have any other questions shoot me a message.
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SPC Kenneth Morgan
SPC Kenneth Morgan
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Did you remain on active duty during the time between OCS and BOLC ?
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1LT Military Police
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No as a Reservist my orders were only cut for the specific schools.
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CPT William Jones
CPT William Jones
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I did that a long time ago it went as follows in the NG enlisted late winter bct immediately finish and returne unit in fall applied for OCS in the fall processed and was accepted for FED OCS over spring and summer. Returned to unit received NG commission SEP recognized by Fed Milt by Nov. Applied for BOLC receive course beginning in FEB Finished in may off to summer camp and applied to go on active dutythis was granted and reported oct 1966 . all this started spring 196r and ended with me on active duty Oct 1966 with a DOR august 1966. soo from civilian spring1964 to active duty ith a commisionas 2lt and3 months tig oct1966. this was during RVN
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The short answer is “it depends.”

A lot of it has to do with available slots. I have many friends who went from enlisted to officer. So they already had BCT, but when they attended OCS varied a lot, depending on their individual circumstances.
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