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Limited Duty Officer/Chief Warrant Officer (LDO/CWO) Academy

The Limited Duty Officer/Chief Warrant Officer (LDO/CWO) Academy is a four week course designed to prepare prior senior enlisted Sailors for their new roles in the wardroom per the Navy’s Officer Professional Core Competencies.

Mission Statement:

To develop newly commissioned officers morally, mentally, physically, and imbue them with the highest ideals of honor, courage, and commitment in order to prepare them for the Fleet.  Additionally, this Academy prepares officers to become effective leaders by developing fundamental skills in leadership, written and oral communication, career management and administration.


Must be a commissioned LDO/CWO in the U.S. Navy under the provisions of OPNAVINST 1420.1B.  Must meet Navy physical readiness standards per OPNAVINST 6110.1J, prior to arrival.

Course Overview:

  • Introduction
  • Health and Wellness
  • Service Etiquette and Officer Uniforms
  • U.S. Naval History
  • Oral Communications
  • Responsibilities of a Naval Officer
  • Leadership and Ethics
  • Written Communications
  • Officer Administration and Career Development
  • U.S. Navy Organization and Defense Strategy
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  Last updated: July 13th, 2018  
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