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Michigan linebacker becomes Marine Corps Officer

By Staff Sgt. Bryan Nygaard | Marine Corps Recruiting Command | November 27, 2019


QUANTICO, Virginia – Former Michigan linebacker Noah Furbush, 24, commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps, November 16, at Marine Corps Officer Candidates School (OCS) in Quantico, Virginia. Furbush completed 10 weeks of training in which he and his fellow officer candidates were continually screened and evaluated on their leadership, academics, and physical fitness to determine their suitability to become Marine Corps officers. Of the 441 men and women who arrived at OCS in September, 337 completed the training.

Furbush grew up in Kenton, Ohio and graduated from Kenton High School in 2014. He was recruited to play linebacker at the University of Michigan where he played 45 games, registering 56 tackles, one sack, two interceptions, and two fumble recoveries with one being a touchdown.

Furbush was also a four-year Academic All-Big Ten honoree and the recipient of the 2018 Dr. Arthur D. Robinson Scholarship Award, given to the top UM football student-athlete. He graduated in 2018 with a degree in aerospace engineering and then graduated with a master’s degree in space engineering in 2019. Earlier this year, Furbush co-authored a study by Ford Motor Company and the University of Michigan titled “Role of flying cars in sustainable mobility.”  

Furbush is scheduled to begin follow-on training at The Basic School (TBS), which is also located in Quantico, Virginia. This training is six months long and is designed to train and educate newly commissioned officers in the high standards of professional knowledge and leadership to prepare them for duty as officers in the operating forces, with particular emphasis on the duties, responsibilities, and warfighting skills required of a rifle platoon commander.

While at TBS, Furbush will be assigned his military occupational specialty (MOS), which is basically his job. Upon completion of TBS, Furbush will attend training for his MOS at any number of military bases across the United States. The length of this training could last from just a few weeks to up to a year based on the MOS. Once he completes his MOS training, he will be sent to any Marine Corps unit across the globe.

To view and download free photos and video of Furbush going through Marine Corps officer training, graduation, and commissioning: https://www.dvidshub.net/feature/noahfurbush

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