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Marines raise their right hand to be commissioned as second lieutenants in a commissioning ceremony for Officer Candidate Class 221 at Little Hall aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico on March 26. The group takes the next step in their journey to be leaders of Marines

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OCC-221 Commissioning Ceremony

1 Apr 2016 | Ida Irby Marine Corps Base Quantico

Officer Candidates School graduated 333 candidates with 302 being commissioned (other candidates had to meet additional requirements to be commissioned). This is the largest graduating class in recent history and had to be split into two companies. It is believed that this is only the second time that OCS has had a second winter company.

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