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.
Meritorious Commissioning Program (MCP)
The MCP allows commanding officers to nominate qualified enlisted Marines in the Regular Marine Corps and the Marine Corps Active Reserve (AR) Program, who have demonstrated exceptional leadership potential for assignment to Officer Candidates School (OCS) and subsequent commissioning in the United States Marine Corps. The policy, eligibility criteria, and application process are found at the MCP webpage.