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#1 mike0331

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 10:44

Heard a rumor as to this, wasn't sure if anyone else had heard it. If true, this may help street-to-seat people given the greater abundance of 5 week vs 7 week classes. 

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 10:59

Haven't heard anything about this. I know they need to increase the number of warrants they are putting out annually but they seem to be pretty hard set about the 7 week courses remaining, at least as of late last year. Plus, for the NCOs who fail their online exams prior to class, they get rolled into a 7 week class.

 

I'm not sure how much it would help out getting more people through more quickly since as of last year they only had 4 7-week classes scheduled, with a couple getting added throughout the year



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Posted 15 June 2018 - 11:21

I'm hoping for it. My NCO course was online in the SMCR, so this would save me a couple weeks. 

 

When I get my class dates locked down I should know for sure -- but sounded like it was pretty solid. I heard they were also nixing the distance learning portion for the 5 week course. I don't know if this means they are just restructuring the whole thing -- I've heard a lot from warrants about it not necessarily being 5-7 weeks of "densely packed learning" so much as it's other military fun and games. 

 

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 11:33

I'm hoping for it. My NCO course was online in the SMCR, so this would save me a couple weeks. 

 

When I get my class dates locked down I should know for sure -- but sounded like it was pretty solid. I heard they were also nixing the distance learning portion for the 5 week course. I don't know if this means they are just restructuring the whole thing -- I've heard a lot from warrants about it not necessarily being 5-7 weeks of "densely packed learning" so much as it's other military fun and games. 

 

Mike

 

 

I still have MarineNet access and I never did Cpl. Course online because I only had 6 months after deployment until my EAS so they weren't worried about it. Do you think it would make a difference if I did it now? I'm thinking probably not since I'm an E-4 anyway but could be worth a shot.  



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Posted 15 June 2018 - 12:46

Probably not worth the effort. I did the old paper 8000 series and cpls and sgts courses on MarineNet. The WOSM checked and rucker wouldn't accept any of it... and if it really is a 5 week course for everyone now that'll be irrelevant.

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 13:13

The entire WOCS course is a waste of everyone's time anyway. Hopefully you get the five week version.
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Posted 15 June 2018 - 13:55

Probably not worth the effort. I did the old paper 8000 series and cpls and sgts courses on MarineNet. The WOSM checked and rucker wouldn't accept any of it... and if it really is a 5 week course for everyone now that'll be irrelevant.

Mike

 I was wondering if it was the 8000 lol ....didn't look like fun. 



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Posted 15 June 2018 - 15:23

Meh... I did so fricken many of those MCI's, what's another. The Math and Spelling for Marines ones were rough... 3 crayons + 6 crayons = NO CRAYONS CAUSE I ATE THEM ALL

 

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 15:42

I did so many MCI's that had nothing to do with my MOS haha  "Why did you do the recon MCI?"..."Because...." 



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Posted 16 June 2018 - 21:42

It's confirmed and already being implemented.
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Posted 16 June 2018 - 22:32

I'm not upset

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Posted 17 June 2018 - 02:38

I just got a 7week class dates for feb

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Posted 17 June 2018 - 07:17

I've heard some dates may be modified... but you know how rumors go. See the PSBCT thread for example.

 

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Posted 17 June 2018 - 13:00

Our State WOSM just visited Mother Rucker- he said that WOCS was working to combine the courses into 5 weeks and hopes to have an answer in FY19.
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Posted 20 June 2018 - 17:10

Officially a "W.O.C." and no longer a Sgt today and was told under no uncertain terms that WOCS will be 5 weeks for everyone. I don't know anything further though, when it comes into effect, etc. 

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