Joshua A. Schubert recently graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice. After graduation, he accepted a commission as a second lieutenant with the U.S. Marine Corps. Schubert is a 2007 graduate of Havelock High School, Havelock, N.C., and a 2009 graduate of Cape Fear Community College with an associate's degree in the arts.
Through an initial application process to the Platoon Leader's Course, Schubert was required to pass a series of tests before being admitted into USMC Officer Candidate School. Located at the Marine Corps base in Quantico, Va., OCS trains, screens and evaluates potential Marine Corps officers. The majority of Marine Corps officers complete OCS to earn a commission.
Once accepted to PLC/OCS, candidates complete two six-week courses primarilly designed to screen and evaluate a candidate's ability to lead Marines by placing them in leadership positions in a stressful environment.
Schubert initially will be sent to Quantico for an additional 26 weeks to complete The Basic School.
While awaiting orders to The Basic School, Schubert resides in Wilmington, N.C., where he is employed as a flight line service chief with Air Wilmington FBO at Wilmington National Airport. He is a son of retired Marine Maj. Dean Schubert and Terri (Spitler) Schubert of New Bern, N.C, and a grandson of Alvin and Helen Schubert of Republic, and Verle and Helen Spitler of rural Tiffin.