Become an Officer

Welcome to the Massachusetts Army National Guard Officer Strength Manager's page. The Massachusetts Army National Guard offers educational benefits, leadership opportunities, networking and community-based ties. Become part of something challenging and exciting. Become a leader in the Massachusetts Army National Guard!

Reserve Officers' Training Corps is one of the best leadership courses in the country and is part of your college curriculum. During classes, leadership labs, physical training and field training exercises, you will learn firsthand what it takes to lead others, motivate groups and conduct missions as an officer. Upon graduation from Army ROTC, you will earn the rank of second lieutenant and be commissioned.

There are 5 battalions in Massachusetts that host ROTC programs.  Don't see the school you're currently attending???

All Massachusetts Army ROTC Schools

Basic requirements

  • Must be attending a college or university
  • At least a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • U.S. citizen to commission
  • Must be medically qualified
  • Pass the Army Physical Fitness Test
  • Meet  HT/WT (Marginal tape test not acceptable)
  • Minimum age of 18 and Maximum age 42 at commissioning
  • Ability to obtain a Secret Clearance (Police Check)
  • Complete ROTC Basic Course or Basic Training

*If you do not meet all of the above requirements contact us and we can inform you of what other options may be available to you to put you back on the officer path.

The Army National Guard Officer Candidate School (OCS) program gives you an opportunity to become a leader of tomorrow's Army National Guard. The skills and training that you acquire as an OCS candidate will help prepare you for the challenges that lay ahead as a commissioned officer. As a commissioned officer you will acquire leadership and management skills that are in high demand in the military as well as in your civilian career.

Basic requirements

  • Must be attending a college or university
  • At least 90 college credit
  • U.S. citizen to commission
  • Must be medically qualified
  • Pass the Army Physical Fitness Test
  • Meet  HT/WT (Marginal tape test not acceptable)
  • Minimum age of 18 and Maximum age 42 at commissioning
  • Ability to obtain a Secret Clearance (Police Check)
  • Complete Basic Training
  • GT Score of 110 or higher (ASVAB)

*If you do not meet all of the above requirements contact us and we can inform you of what other options may be available to you to put you back on the officer path.

Traditional Officer Candidate School

    3-phase, 15-month course (prerequistes needed)

 Accelerated Officer Candidate School

    3-phase, 57-day course (prerequisites needed)

More information on the Officer Candidates School program conducted at the Regional Training Institute can be found under information to the right.

See if your current military job qualifies for a warrant officer position here.

The Massachusetts Army National Guard offers some of the following benefits.

Already a Service Member? Check out the most up-to-date Veteran Affairs Beneftis at http://www.mass.gov/veterans/

Thinking about joining the Guard? These are some of the benefits waiting for you to take advantage of:

  • ROTC Full Scholarships: 1-4 years at state or private schools; additional funding on top of scholarship funding
  • 100% tuition and fee asstistance at any state college
  • Tuition assistance at private schools
  • G.I. Bill - Selective Reserve (Ch. 1606)
  • G.I. Bill - Active Duty & Veteran (Ch. 30)
  • G.I. Bill - Selected Reserve Kicker
  • Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) - Chapter 1607
  • Federal student aid
  • Guard scholarships
  • Allowances - Per Diem, subsistence, uniforms
  • Medical and dental Benefits
  • Injury benefits
  • Reimbursements
  • Group insurance
  • Working compensation
  • Bonuses
  • PLUS MANY MORE

See our staff contacts to the right, so we can help you start receiving some of these benefits immediately.

 

Governor
Charlie Baker

Governor of Massachusetts

Major General
Gary Keefe

The Adjutant General

Command Sergeant Major
Carlos Ramos Rivera

State Command Sergeant Major

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