Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps
Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps

Active Duty Marines

Marine Corps Enlisted Commissioning Education Program (MECEP)

The MECEP is designed to provide outstanding enlisted Marines the opportunity to become Marine Corps Officers.  MECEP is open to active duty Marines and Marines in the Active Reserve (AR) program who meet the eligibility requirements.  Marines successfully completing the program receive a Baccalaureate Degree and a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps Reserve.  Selection is based on an individual's potential for commissioned service as demonstrated by their service record, previous academic record, and evidence of career and academic self-improvement.

Enlisted Commissioning Program (ECP)

The ECP allows qualified Enlisted Marines in the regular Marine Corps and the Marine Corps Active Reserve (AR) Program to apply for assignment to Officer Candidate School (OCS) and subsequent appointment to a commissioned officer.