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The mission of Officer Training Command Newport, Officer Candidate School is to morally, mentally, and physically develop future Leaders of Character and Competence — imbuing them with the highest ideals of Honor, Courage, and Commitment in order to serve as Professional Naval Officers worthy of special trust and confidence.

Officer Candidate School
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Officer Candidate School

Officer Candidate School (OCS) is one of five Officer training schools located at Naval Station Newport in Rhode Island. This website provides information for those considering pursuing a commission through OCS and those accepted to the program. The 12–week OCS course is designed to provide a working knowledge of the Navy (afloat and ashore), prepare you to assume the responsibilities of a Naval Officer, and to develop you to your fullest potential.

OCS is extremely demanding; morally, mentally, and physically. Your personal Honor, Courage, and Commitment will be tested at OCS and you will be challenged to live up to the highest standards of these values.

The OCS curriculum will demand the most of your academic prowess. Mental training involves memorization of military knowledge, academic courses, and military inspections.

Physical training (PT) begins immediately upon arrival at OCS. PT consists of running programs, Navy Operational Fitness and Fueling System (NOFFS), High Intensity Tactical Training (HITT) style strength and conditioning, and swim qualification.

A successful OCS candidate is one who embraces the mission of Officer Training Command Newport, OCS, and develops the ability to execute basic Naval officer functions that are expected upon earning a commission as an Ensign in the United States Navy.

If you have been selected for OCS and have been assigned a convening date, or have questions about OCS that are not addressed within this website, please review

our Frequently Asked Questions page, or contact us by email

at: OTC_Admin@navy.mil  (OTC_Admin@navy.mil)

  Last updated: June 18th, 2019  
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