Gamma Rho Takes United States Marine Corps Officer Candidate School Prep Weekend
Missouri - Gamma Rho
3 May by Daniel Kelly
Over the weekend of April 27-April 29 Brothers Litwicki, Franklin, and Kelly headed to National Guard Base – Camp Dodge in Iowa to attend a Marine Corps Officer Candidate School prep training weekend. They swapped the comforts of their own beds for racks in a squad bay, hot meals for MREs, professors for Sergeant Instructors, and a weekend's relaxation for a more physically and mentally demanding test. The training consisted of students from University of Missouri, Arkansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Kansas State, MO State, and several others universities across the Midwest. Their leadership, physical, and mental capacities were tested and graded on leadership reaction courses, small unit leadership evaluations, fire team maneuvers, obstacle courses, pack-loaded hikes, and physical training with an actual UMSC OCS Physical Training Instructor.