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Marine Corps Recruiting Command

May 2, 2013

Drill Instructor Staff Sgt. Eric Smack motivates William Oedel, a Boston native and an officer candidate, during Recruiting Station Portsmouth’s and Recruiting Station Springfield’s Officer Candidates School prep weekend April 26 – 28, 2013. The weekend is designed to prepare potential Marine Corps officers for what awaits them in Quantico, Va., as a part of their training. Oedel is currently a senior at the University of New Hampshire and is majoring in chemical engineering. Oedel is applying for Officer Candidates School class 214 on an aviation contract.

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