Quote from Kora0880
I found out the answer: (Navy)
OIS- Officer Indoctrination School, so basically you are in, they just gotta "make" you into an officer, lasts 6wk
OCS- Officer Candidate School- so you are there to prove yourself you can make it in order to be an officer, so it will make you or break you, I think it lasts about 13wk
but still wish to talk who has been through IT?
OCS is held in Pensacola......for those officers preparing for careers on the flightline or on ships...things like that. Contains some extra practical military stuff like navigation on top of the regular indoctrination stuff. www.navy.mil
can give you the specifics. Nurses go to OIS in Newport, RI.
When I went thru OIS in Rhode Island a couple of years ago......kind of like going to summer camp.....but with marching. I had a good time....and that's more than you can say about boot camp. OIS is NOT boot camp.....but you will be expected to maintain at least a minimum effort to get into shape and to stay awake during classes.
You have classes that teach about military life, how to have a career in the navy, and how to function in a group and work together in a group. If you're dumb enough to join the navy without knowing how to swim, they'll teach you that as well.
It's not "Full metal jacket". No running around with weapons...cause it's not a good idea to give doctors, nurses, and lawyers guns. You will have a couple of marine gunny sgts there. but that's only because it takes drastic measures to get college grads to learn to march in a group.
I went to both NYC and Boston on my "Liberty" weekends.....and Newport is really beautiful during the summer. I do hear they've changed things somewhat since I went thru....but hey, it's six weeks. You'll be going to Iraq for a lot longer than that!