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
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
Frequently Asked Questions page, or contact us by email