I talked to an anonymous Marine officer on recruiting detail about getting into OCS “these days.” Apparently, with a recent glut of candidates, you OCS hopefuls can’t count on a >225 PFT, the passing grade, as your ticket in.
Some are estimating that with so many qualified candidates, anyone under a 275 isn’t going to be a lock.
Personally that was concerning (with my 266), but the good news for me was that my application was sent in too early, so I still have chances to redo my PFT. Since I would have had a near-300 if my pullups were over 15 (75/100 possible points), I am working hardcore on my pullups.
The good news is, Yay! I set a new personal record this week! I got 19! So I am pretty happy about that. I could only do 10, 11 on a good day in a row last summer and now I’ve worked all the way up to 19.
Hope that’s motivational for you!