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The United States Army

Officer Candidate Schools

Alumni Association

“OCS is the foundation for a successful career “

COL (Ret) Frank Harman,


President and CEO

OCS Board of Directors

The United States Army Officer Candidate  Schools Alumni Association (TUSAOCSAA) is the Alumni Association for the United States Army Officer Candidate School (OCS). The mission of the Association is to preserve the history of OCS and honor the legacy of its graduates. 

COL (Ret.) Frank L. Harman III

President & Chief Executive Officer

COL Harman entered the Army in 1978 and served 16 months on active duty as an enlisted soldier with a tour in the Panama Canal Zone. He was commissioned a United States Army Infantry Officer upon graduation from the Officers Candidate School, Fort Benning, Georgia in 1979.  

Major (Ret.) James Michael (Mike) Harris


Major James Michael Harris was commissioned a Military Intelligence Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 3-75 at Fort Benning, GA on 20 May 1975.  His first duty assignment was as an Electronic Countermeasures Staff Officer, Army Security Agency (ASA) Tactical Support Element, 24th Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, GA.

COL (Ret.) Richard Jung, Sr


Colonel Richard G. Jung, Sr. has served 36 years as a Soldier, Non-Commissioned Officer, and Armor officer in the United States Army. He retired in 2009 having completed a combat tour in Iraq. Enlisting in 1973, he served as a Field Artilleryman and later a Signaleer. 

COL (Ret.) Thomas Evans


Tom is originally from Milwaukee, WI, and was drafted into the Army in November 1964. In January 1966, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Infantry at Fort Benning, GA. Immediately following his commissioning, he earned his Airborne wings and Ranger tab.

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COL (Ret.) John Ionoff, Jr.

President Emeritus and Director

Colonel John Ionoff   joined the US Army, 1 September, 1955.  After serving as an infantryman  in the 1stCavalry Division, 2nd Infantry Division, 3rd Armored Div. and 172nd  Infantry Brigade, (Sep) and achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant,  he was selected to attend Infantry Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, GA, graduating 6 November, 1963.

Colonel, USA (Retired) Sam Boone


Chaplain (Colonel, USA Retired) Sam Boone served in the Army for over 38 years as an enlisted Soldier, infantry officer, AH-1G cobra pilot, and chaplain. His final assignment was commandant of the U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School, Fort Jackson, S.C. He is a graduate of OCS Class 2-74.

COL (Ret) Kenneth P. Davis


Colonel Kenneth P. Davis grew up in North Carolina and Georgia and graduated from Oglethorpe University and Georgia State University in Atlanta.  He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Army Signal Corps upon graduation from OCS Class 25-69 at Ft. Benning on August 8, 1969. 

COL (Ret) Karla Langland

Director, Social Media

COL (R) Karla Langland graduated from OCS in December 1986 (Class 5-86) where she was commissioned in Military Intelligence.While on active duty, COL (R) Langland served in a number of positions including as a signals intelligence platoon leader in A Company, 533rd MI Battalion, including service during Operation Desert Storm; commander, HHSC, 14th MI Battalion; S2, 210th Field Artillery Brigade; intelligence watch officer with US Southern Command; and exercise plans officer with Eighth US Army.

COL (Ret) David W. Taylor


Colonel David Taylor entered the Army in February 1967. After basic training and advanced individual training (Infantry AIT) he entered Infantry OCS at Fort Benning in the 91st Company (Class 6-68). 

Captain Adam Rupert


CPT Adam Rupert enlisted in the United States Army on July 8th, 2009 and commissioned as an Engineer Officer on January 14th, 2010 upon graduating from the Officer Candidate School Class 001-10 at Fort Benning, Georgia.

Colonel John R. O’Shea, USA (Ret)


John O’Shea recently retired from federal civil service as Chief Congressional Actions and Chief Air Operations for the Secretary of the Air Force.  In these positions he led a team which synchronized and integrated the efforts of the Air Force staff in preparing the leadership for testimony to the Congressional oversight committees and continuous engagement with the Legislative Branch. 

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Donald Northcutt


Don Northcutt served as an enlisted airman in Air Force Intelligence, 1967-73. He volunteered for aircrew duty, reported to the 7th Airborne Command and Control Squadron at Danang Air Base, Vietnam, in April 1968, and logged more than 1400 combat flying hours over Laos in EC-130 and O-2 aircraft. Discharged from the Air Force as a Staff Sergeant, he completed his Bachelor of Arts degree at Golden Gate University in San Francisco.

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Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Cory Roberts


Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Cory Roberts commissioned as an Infantry Officer in April 2002 through US Army Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, GA following eight years of enlisted service as an Infantryman.  In December 2005, LTC Roberts graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Baccalaureate Degree in Criminal Justice from Columbus State University in Columbus, GA. 

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