Victoria and I recently traveled to Quantico Virginia to participate in Darren’s United States Marine Corps (USMC) Officer Candidate School (OCS) Graduation and Commissioning Ceremony.
On Monday we attended Family Day activities and were able to spend most of the day with Darren.
Tuesday morning was the OCS Graduation.
Some of Darren’s friends from the Dayton area also attended.
Tuesday afternoon was the Commissioning Ceremony at the National Museum of the Marine Corps.
At the end of the ceremony we had the privilege of pinning his Second Lieutenant bars on him.
After the Commissioning Ceremony we headed for home and left Second Lieutenant Darren Strickland to check into The Basic School (TBS) Tuesday afternoon.
Darren plans to be home for Thanksgiving and then return to Quantico for The Basic School (TBS) which starts Monday, December 1st.