Army’s Officer Candidate School’s Cadets Tour Western Visayas

CAMP PERALTA, Jamindan, Capiz – In line with their week-long orientation tour and on-the-job training within the 3rd Infantry (Spearhead) Division’s area of responsibility, Officer Candidate Course Class 52-2019 (OCC CL 52-19) of the Officer Candidate School (OCS) held an information drive and silent drill in different universities and
colleges in the region.

OCC CL 52-19 that is composed of seventy-one (71) officer candidates performed a silent drill at Aklan Catholic College, Kalibo, Aklan on June 29, 2019, and at Central Philippine University, Iloilo City on July 02, 2019.

They will also visit the University of Saint La Salle, Bacolod City on July 04, 2019 to showcase the same exhibition.

The orientation tour and OJT is part of their preparation on their deployment as platoon leaders of the Philippine Army. These activities also intend to orient them with the capabilities, missions and functions of the units they visited.

Moreover, the tour will give the OCS students the chance to visit the universities and colleges to promote OCS as the Army’s source of commissioned officers.

The Officer Candidate School is a military institution located at Camp O’Donnell, Sta. Lucia in Capas, Tarlac that trains civilians and enlisted personnel who are baccalaureate degree holders to become officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

To be admitted in the OCS, one has to meet the following requirements: a Natural born Filipino citizen, Baccalaureate Degree Holder, 21 to 29 years old upon admission, Enlisted Personnel can apply even without completing one (1) term single/never been
married and has no legal obligation to support a child, at least 5 feet for both male and female, physically and mentally fit, and has no pending case in any court of law.

The OCC is a one-year course which prepares a candidate mentally, physically and emotionally to become an army officer. Upon graduation, the individual will be commissioned as an Army 2nd Lieutenant into the Regular Force, Armed Forces of the Philippines.