Summer Officer Tour
This is the official page for the MARFORRES Summer Officer Tour.


Marine Forces Reserve has initiated a campaign to retain and promote the "best and brightest" from within the Total Force. The MARFORRES Summer Officer Tour encourages high-performing enlisted Marines from diverse backgrounds to consider a career as an officer in the Marine Corps. Over two days, selected Marines toured significant locations in the education, development, and progression in the career of a Marine Corps Officer.


Video by Lance Cpl. Ryan Schmid

Summer Officer Tour

  • Marine Forces Reserve
  • Sept. 22, 2021 | 2:18

U.S. Marines with Marine Forces Reserve (MARFORRES) take part in a Summer Officer Tour on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., Aug. 19, 2021. Enlisted Marines participated in the Commander of MARFORRES and Marine Forces South's inaugural Summer Officer Tour to gain insight into the journey of becoming a Marine Corps Officer. The tour included visits to Officer Candidates School, Marine Corps University, The National Museum of the Marine Corps and Marine Barracks Washington. Marine Forces Reserve is seeking to identify high performing Active Component, Active Reserve and Selected Marine Corps Reserve Marines, who offer unique perspectives, to consider pursuing a commission as an officer in an effort to better prepare the Marine Corps Total Force to meet future threats. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Cpl. Ryan Schmid)

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Enlisted Marines Experience What it Takes to Become a Marine Officer
Enlisted Marines from Marine Forces Reserve participated in the Summer Officer Tour to gain insight into the journey of becoming a Marine Corps officer, Aug. 19-21, 2021. The tour included visits to...