This course provides Officer Trainees (OTs) with an Officer Candidate Indoctrination (OCI) summer military program in order to prepare them to become successful USCG junior officers.
The College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative (CSPI) selects college sophomores from Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities. Candidates enlist in the Coast Guard Reserves as juniors, attend Boot Camp, and graduate as Officer Trainees (OTs). CSPI provides candidates full payment of school tuition, fees, textbooks, a salary, medical insurance, and other benefits during a student's junior and senior years of college.
Prior to their senior year, CSPI students attend Officer Candidate Indoctrination (OCI), a three-week preparatory course, at the Leadership Development Center. This course offers OTs an invigorating academic curriculum with an emphasis on operational Coast Guard Missions and Leadership training in preparation for the vigorous 17 weeks of Officer Candidate School.
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