I'm prior service enlisted, regular Army, in the process of getting a med waiver to go guard in Washington state. I'm interested in becoming an officer. My question is in regards to "commander approval" when it comes to OCS recommendations. How does this work? Is it required to spend time enlisted in your unit before a commander will give approval to go to OCS? Is this specific to Washington, or is it nation wide? I've spoken with a guard officer here and an enlisted recruiter, but I couldn't get an answer that was totally clear, so I thought I'd try my luck here. Thanks in advance!