YOUR Board of Directors

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.  

COL (Ret.) Karla O. Langland


Colonel (Ret) Karla O. Langland received her commission as a Military Intelligence Officer following her graduating from Officer Candidate School Class 5-86 in December 1986.  After completing the Military Intelligence Officer Basic Course and Airborne School, she reported to the 3rd Armored Division where her first assignment was as an Assistant Battalion S-2.


LTC (Ret) Dan Johnson

VP of Operations

LTC (Ret) Johnson entered the Army in April 1979 completing Basic Combat Training at Ft. Knox, KY followed by the Officer Candidate School (Class 4-79) at Ft. Benning GA. Upon completion of the Armor

Basic Officer Course he reported to the 1st Bn 63rd

Armor, 1st Infantry Division in March 1980, serving as a Tank Platoon Leader, Mortar Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, Battalion Adjutant and ultimately commanding Company C.  

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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. 

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. 


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 (Retired) Dave 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). 

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. 


Scott Davis


Mr. Davis is currently retired after serving as CFO for four successful technology companies in Southern California. Mr. Davis served as CFO of Amerigon (developing technologies for electric cars) from 1997 to 1999. He served as CFO of Broadcom Corporation (high speed telecommunications chips) from 1994-1997. Prior to that he served as CFO of Pairgain Technologies (pioneered technologies for transmission of high speed data over telephone lines) from 1991-1994 and as CFO of EECO, Inc. (computer keyboards) from 1989-1991.

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Colonel Carmelia Scott-Skillern


Colonel Carmelia Scott-Skillern is Chief of Staff of the Army Senior Fellow in the New America’s International Security Program. Colonel Scott-Skillern was commissioned as a Quartermaster Officer through Officer Candidate School and is a career Army Logistician with extensive logistics and

management experience at all levels within the Global Supply Chain and Logistics (GSCL) management industry.

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2LT Jean-Paul “JP” Stassi


2LT Jean-Paul “JP” Stassi was born in Fresno, California but migrated to Fairhope, Alabama where he enlisted in the US Army as an Infantryman (Mortar 11C) in November 1998. He spent 14 years active and national guard combined as an Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) before attending the Alabama Military Academy Accelerated OCS school.

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Colonel (Retired) Robert Choppa


Colonel (Retired) Robert Choppa was born in 1961 and grew up in Glens Falls, New York.  After college, he enlisted in the Army with his twin brother and commissioned through the US Army Officer Candidate School as an Infantry Officer.

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