I am interested in joining the California Army National Guard and going to OCS. I just turned 40 in November, recently received my AA degree and have 4 years prior USMC service. I can graduate with a BA in about 18 months. Is OCS an option for me or am I too late? I am not confident in the information I am getting from my recruiter because he does not seem to be informed and always has to ask other staff about my “what if” questions. I am mainly interested in going to the once a month training but will consider the accelerated program if that is my only option. Is there any possibility of a waiver of any kind for me if I am qualified and only obstacle is the time crunch?
If OCS is an option how should I best approach this and what will be my biggest obstacles?
If OCS is not an option, does anyone have a suggestion for a military path with the highest potential for someone like me?