Officer Candidate

Officer candidate is a rank in some militaries of the world that is an appointed position while a person is in training to become an officer. More often than not, an officer candidate was a civilian who applied to join the military directly as an officer. Officer candidates are, therefore, not considered the same status as enlisted personnel.

In some NATO countries, the term "officer designate" is used. In the NATO rank scale, it comes below the grade of OF-1 and is annotated as OF(D). Ranks designated as OF(D) include dokimos efedros axiomatikos in the Hellenic Army, and chuẩn úy ("officer designate") in the Vietnam People's Army.

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    I have the greatest aversion to being a candidate on a ticket with a man whose record as an upright public man is to be in question—to be defended from the beginning to the end.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)

    Oh he’s doing fine, Michael. Nevertheless, he’s an officer and a gentleman, and that’s no job for a gentleman.
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