Saturday, July 28, 2007

On to week 9...

Well, we received our grades for our main leadership grades, and I'm very happy with them. I'm definitely going to leave here a 2nd Lt unless something dramatic happens. Even better, Sarah is in the same boat.

Many have commented that I am crazy to have come here twice. I don't know why, but I believe there is a reason I came here both times. Perhaps it was a timing issue, or I was to help another candidate through. Who knows, but it has worked out the way it has. So be it. The net effect on me is a deep look into my own leadership style and the route to self-improvement. This has sparked some level of fascination with leadership. I still plan on getting my MBA, but believe there could be some interesting opportunities in terms of a doctoral study on leadership and it's application to the civilian world.

Anyway, it's still on for another week of training hard. This week has the final PFT (I'm hoping to finally break into the 19s for the 3 mile run), the e-course (anything faster than a 36 minute time would be an improvement for this obsticle-filled boots n'utes run), and the 12-mile hump. There's lots of admin stuff as we begin to move on to The Basic School (the 6 month course that teaches you to become an Officer of Marines). Lots to do and only 2 weeks until graduation.

I'm continually amazed how fast OCS makes time fly. It's really amazing. Most of the events have turned into a mass blur. Word has it that TBS is the same way. Craziness.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Wow, starting week 7...

It never ceases to amaze me how fast time moves here at OCS. We're getting ready to enter week 7 (out of 10) already. The remaining weeks here are pretty fast paced until the big final exam, "SULE 2." My scores here are much more solid than last time, leading me to believe I will make it out with a commission this time. I get a lot of motivation from my platoon and from several of my former platoon members (from my last run at OCS).

In other news...well, I don't have much other news, as it's very difficult to concentrate on anything other than OCS here. When I'm done, I hope to get back with all my friends that have tried to contact me.

Hopefully, I can update everyone next week.