OCS South Jersey

OCS of South Jersey 2019 Ceremony

11th Annual OCS High School Enlistee Recognition Ceremony in South Jersey, featuring Army Major General Frank Muth, Commanding General of Army Recruiting Command

May 24th, 2019|Categories: National, New Jersey, OCS South Jersey|

When celebrating high school seniors, don’t leave out military-bound students

Philly.com | Opinion | Dr. Ken Hartman
Updated: MARCH 28, 2018

April marks the beginning of when 1.8 million college-bound high school seniors will decide on which college to attend in the fall, followed promptly by their parents proudly telling their friends, family, and co-workers of their child’s decision… [more]


March 29th, 2018|Categories: National, OCS South Jersey|

Enlisting In The Military After High School On The Rise, Recruiters Say

Many high school students decide to get into the workforce or pursue a college degree after graduating, but more students are trying something different. They are heading into different branches of the U.S. military.

“I’m joining the Army,” said Zachary Irwin, a graduating high school senior from Camden County, New Jersey. Read more…

May 18th, 2017|Categories: National, New Jersey, OCS South Jersey|

Hartman honored with U.S. Army civilian service medal

“Hartman was recognized by the U.S. Army for the national success of “Our Community Salutes,” which has blossomed into nearly 50 chapters in 19 states across the country and Puerto Rico…In a small ceremony, Hartman was awarded the Outstanding Civilian Service Medal, one of the Army’s highest awards for a civilian nonemployee.” Read the full article in Camden Courier-Post. Read more in the Cherry Hill Sun.

August 5th, 2015|Categories: National, New Jersey, OCS South Jersey|

OCS Receives Award for Outstanding Community Support

OCS founder and Chairman Ken Hartman to receive the Outstanding Civilian Service Medal by the United States Army on Tuesday in recognition of the national success of the OCS program. The medal is one of the Army’s highest awards for a civilian non-employee. Hartman will receive the award on behalf of OCS and all of the OCS Communities.

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August 3rd, 2015|Categories: National, New Jersey, OCS South Jersey|

Our Community Salutes: Thanking Tomorrow’s Veterans

One percent of America’s graduating seniors join the military straight out of high school, but rarely is their commitment recognized at their graduation ceremony. Rarely are they listed in programs alongside their college-bound peers. And rarely does anyone say an anticipatory “thank you.” Ken Hartman is determined to change that. Read original article.

July 14th, 2015|Categories: National, New Jersey, OCS South Jersey|

Ceremonies Hail New Jersey Grads Heading into Military

“Not that long ago, Joshua Stinson’s decision to join the Marines wouldn’t have gotten big fanfare in his community. But the 18-year-old is one of a growing number of military-bound high school seniors honored in special graduation ceremonies across the nation. “There are all sorts of bells and whistles and ceremonies for kids going off to college, but there is no conversation about kids going off to the military,” said Ken Hartman. Read original article.

June 12th, 2012|Categories: Chapters, New Jersey, OCS South Jersey, States|