Military Opportunities

United States Marine Corps Officer Programs

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The United States Marine Corps offers a guaranteed Pilot contract for qualified students who are selected to attend Officer Candidates School (OCS). Students who complete OCS are offered a commission as a Marine Officer upon college graduation and will be trained as a Marine Pilot. Students who possess strong character, leadership potential, mental aptitude, and physical fitness are encouraged to learn more. 

Basic Requirements:

  • First-Year, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Students, and recent College Graduates are eligible
  • US Citizenship required
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Minimum 22 ACT or 1,000 SAT (Math and Verbal combined)
  • Must pass the Aviation Selection Test Battery (ASTB)
  • Must pass a military medical exam and Marine Corps Physical Fitness Test (PFT)
  • Uncorrected eyesight must be 20/40 or better, correctable to 20/20
  • Must pass a background check
  • Paid training takes place in Quanico, VA, during the summer for Freshman through Juniors
  • Paid training is after college graduation for Seniors 

Ground contracts are also available for those who may not qualify to be Pilots. Contact the Marine Corps Officer Selection Office in Iowa City at 319.354.3802 to learn more.

 

United States Navy Officer Programs

The United States Navy offers a guaranteed Pilot or Naval Flight Officer (NFO) contract for qualified students who are selected to attend Officer Candidate School (OCS). Students who complete OCS are offered a commission as a Naval Officer upon college graduation and will be trained as a Naval Aviator or Flight Officer. Students who possess strong character, leadership potential, mental aptitude, and physical fitness are encouraged to apply. 

Basic Requirements:

  • Seniors and recent College Graduates are eligible
  • US Citizenship required
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA – most majors acceptable
  • Must pass the Aviation Selection Test Battery (ASTB)
  • Must pass a military medical exam
  • Uncorrected eyesight must be 20/40 or better, correctable to 20/20 for Pilot
  • No limit on uncorrected eyesight but correctable to 20/20 for Naval Flight Officer
  • Must pass a background check

Contracts are also available for many other exciting career fields for those who may not qualify to be Pilots. Contact the Navy Officer Recruiter in Iowa City at 319.329.3209 or contact the Navy Recruiting Headquarters in Minneapolis at 855.628.9562 or visit www.navy.com.