Officer Candidate Indoctrination (OCI)
Officer Candidate Indoctrination (OCI) is a three-week program designed for College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative (CSPI) students to prepare them for Officer Candidate School (OCS). The CSPI program selects college sophomores or juniors from Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, and Tribal Colleges and Universities to enlist in the Coast Guard and attend OCS following graduation from college. Once selected, CSPI students attend boot camp during the summer in between semesters and graduate as Officer Trainees (OTs) with the pay grade of E-3. OTs receive full payment of school tuition, fees, and textbooks for remaining semesters in addition to standard military benefits (housing, medical, etc.). Prior to attending OCS, OTs attend OCI, which focuses on health & physical readiness, nautical science, writing, leadership and Coast Guard missions/careers paths.
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