I am an Army ROTC cadet and I will begin medical school in Fall of 2006. I have learned that the Army has created a new part of the Officer Education System (OES) where newly commissioned officers must take a course called BOLC II (Basic Officer Leadership Course II). BOLC II is a course designed to improve leadership in infantry skills and situations (https://www.infantry.army.mil/BOLC/content/welcome_packet.htm). OES consists of 3 parts - BOLC I (ROTC, Academy, or OCS) BOLC II, and BOLC III (OBC - Officer Basic Course). My question is, are newly commissioned medical officers (who will be going to medical school to become a military doctor) required to attend BOLC II??? Since BOLC II is infantry/combat arms based I would think that future medical officers would not be required to take it but I have heard that ALL newly commissioned officers must take it, regardless of branch. IF I DO HAVE TO ATTEND BOLC II, when will I take it??? Which will I attend first, OBC or BOLC II??? Would I attend OBC the summer before my first year in medical school and then attend BOLC II after I graduate from medical school??? I would greatly appreciate it if anyone could clear this up for me. I have gone to many people including my Health Care Recruiter on this one but nobody seems to know the answers. Maybe this is because this BOLC II is so new?