BECOME AN OFFICER

Get the answers from an expert. Call SPC Jonathan Fillmore at 512-782-5638 or email Officer@txarng.com.

Use your education and skills to become an officer.

The Texas Army National Guard offers more options for becoming an officer than any other branch of military service. Still, it won’t be easy–you must have more than a high school education, as well as the skills to make decisions and make a difference.

The three categories of officers are:

Branch Officers

These officers serve in the combat arms branch (infantry, armor and field artillery); the combat support branch (military police, signal and military intelligence); or, the combat service support branch (finance, transportation and quartermaster). Go to the basic branch officer page to learn more.

Specialty Officers

These are officers with specialized professional skills: medical professional, chaplain and Judge Advocate General (JAG)

Warrant Officers

These officers are subject matter experts in specific technical areas. They are not commissioned officers and do not require a college degree, but do require five to seven years of experience in the Guard. Go to the warrant officer page to learn more.

Contacts

Recruiting & Retention Command

Recruiting & Retention Command

Recruiting & Retention Command

Basic Branch NCOIC

SFC Larry Nmashie

Basic Branch OIC

CPT Travis Urbanek

Officer Strength Manager

MAJ Erik Fuentes

Phone:  512-782-5638

Phone:  512-782-5882

Phone:  512-782-5588

larry.a.nmashie.mil@mail.mil

travis.m.urbanek.mil@mail.mil

erik.a.fuentes2.mil@mail.mil

Recruiting & Retention Command

Recruiting & Retention Command 

 

Officer Candidate School Coordinator

SPC Jonathan Fillmore

Specialty Branch OSM

1LT Feather Wright

 

Phone:  512-782-5638

 Phone: 512-782-5269

 

jonathan.d.fillmore.mil@mail.mil

 feather.c.wright.mil@mail.mil

 

Officer Candidate School (OCS)

OCS is a physically and mentally challenging course designed to transform new Soldiers or those with prior military experience into strong and effective leaders.

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Traditional Officer Candidate School (T-OCS)

(T-OCS) is an 18 month, part-time, course of instruction taught in lieu of drill weekends and the two-week annual training. T-OCS begins every June and the commissioning ceremony follows 18 months after.

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Accelerated Officer Candidate School (A-OCS)

(A-OCS) Course is an eight-week, accelerated OCS program for qualified personnel, in both the winter and summer months.

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Federal Officer Candidate School (FD-OCS)

Federal (OCS) is a 12-week program conducted throughout the year at Fort Benning, GA. This course is offered to candidates interested in attending OCS after a 10-week basic training.

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