The United States Army OCS has over 250,000 graduates from OCS across the United States. The OCS Program has been a part of the Army since 1941. The OCS program is located at Ft. Benning, Georgia. The Mission of the Association is to contribute to the national security of the United States of America; to promote love of country, the American flag, and the United States Army. To promote great recognition of and appreciation for the military profession; to promote better public understanding of and support of the United States Army; to foster and preserve fraternity and fellowship by and among all graduates of the diverse United States Army Officer Candidate Schools; to highlight the history and traditions of those graduates of Officer Candidate Schools who have distinguished themselves in military careers or in civilian pursuits; to commemorate and memorialize those graduates of Officer Candidate Schools who have lost their lives in the service of their country.