Texas needs strong professional leaders to keep our communities safe. Whether we are responding to hurricanes, floods, or a myriad of other disasters, the Texas State Guard (TXSG) is on the front lines of protecting Texas, and we depend on strong leaders: our commissioned line officers. Rising through the ranks, commissioned officers become managers and problem solvers. They maintain a commitment to excellence, make critical decisions, and lead every mission. And the place where they're made is Officer Candidate School.
The TXSG is a reserve component of the Texas Military Department (TMD). Without a prior federal commission, the only pathway to becoming a TXSG line officer is by application, completion, and graduation from the TXSG Officer Candidate School (OCS).
OCS is a physically and mentally challenging course designed to transform civilian professionals into strong, effective, military leaders. OCS is an intense leadership training ground. Those who are accepted -- and make it through -- agree it's one of the most rewarding experiences of their lives. Whether you're a civilian or have prior non-commissioned military experience, OCS will transform you into an effective and productive leader.