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Honoring students enlisting in the armed services with the gift of the US Constitution.

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An online community devoted to new enlistees and their families.

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Our Mission

Our Community Salutes is a national, non-profit organization helping communities recognize, honor and support high school seniors who plan to enlist into the U.S. Armed Services after graduation.

Who We Serve

Enlistees. We recognize and honor high school seniors who plan to enlist into the military immediately after high school graduation, while also providing them with planning and career resources that aid in their transition into military service.

Parents & Families. We recognize and honor the parents/guardians and families of high school seniors who plan to enlist into the military immediately after high school graduation, as well as providing them valuable information and resources to support their son or daughter’s decision to join the military.

Communities. We help communities by providing the collective networking, resources, and support of like-minded parents, veterans, families, high school and college educators, business, and other civic organizations serving members of the armed forces, all coming together for the single purpose of honoring our nation’s youngest and newest heroes.

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Want to attend or participate in an OCS event in your community? To learn more about volunteering or to attend an event in your community, begin here.

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Looking to start an OCS chapter in your community? To learn more or to start-up an OCS recognition ceremony or chapter in your community, begin here.

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What People Are Saying

“They are going to defend our country. They are going to take their place alongside some of the great heroes that have served before them, and they are to be thanked for that.”
Ander Crenshaw, Congressman (FL)
“Because of OCS mobilizing businesses and members of our local communities, these young American’s have been given the recognition they deserve for deciding to serve their country. It is my firmest hope that others around the country follow.”
Representative, United States Army Recruiting Command

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OCS in the News

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Army Matters Podcast Interview with Dr. Kenneth Hartman

Listen to an interview with OCS President, Dr. Kenneth Hartman, as he recounts his story of how Our Community Salutes began and what our mission is going forward.

Army Real Talk, a segment of AUSA’s Army […]

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OCS President Featured On Fox News

President of Our Community Salutes Dr. Kenneth Hartman discusses the importance of educating new service members of the U.S. Constitution. Discusses the OCS US Constitution pocket guide, which will be gifted next spring to enlistees […]

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