I am now a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps! I have completed the journey From Civilian to Marine Officer.

Thanks so much to all of you for your support. I will continue to update the site for a while; after completing OCS I have much more helpful information to share.

Little wife pinning on the butterbars!

Uncle Jack, my first salute: WWII & Korea vet


Officer Candidate School Graduation

December 11: the big day!

Finally my OCS journey is successful!

OCS Graduation

OCS Graduation: Delta Co. 2nd Platoon

OCS Graduation: 15 gun salute

OCS Graduation: 15 gun salute

OCS Grads

OCS Grads: Graduate Somma (L) & I

Officer Candidate School Sign

Good bye to Officer Candidate School!