Well first I had to test. Then get a profile folder put together with picture and letters of recommendation. Then I got selected for an interview in front of 3 officers at the Federal building in Seattle. Then it was off to 8 weeks basic at Ft. Lenardwood in the winter.
After that they bussed us down to Ft. Benning Ga. for 14 weeks of OCS.
So if that is the Federal route...