Officer Candidate School Program Overview
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
Officer Candidate School (OCS) accomplishes this mission by
building the foundations of professional
Leadership, Profession of Arms, Academics and Fitness.
Leadership: Instilling within candidates the
Qualities of a Professional Naval Officer. These qualities include
Honesty, Integrity, Work Ethic, Military Bearing, Character,
Dependability, Initiative, Accountability, Toughness and Teamwork.
Further, OCS develops officer candidates to perform capably under
pressure and in adverse conditions while testing and strengthening
their time management skills and confidence.
Profession of Arms: Instilling discipline,
military bearing, attention to detail, patriotism, pride, and
building esprit de corps.
Fitness: Instilling a
Culture of Fitness
that will endure well beyond OCS through the entirety of a career. A
Professional Naval Officer must be physically strong and resilient -
ready to lead and sustain a culture of fitness in an austere and
Academics: Provide candidates a fundamental
knowledge of the Naval profession through classroom and practical
instruction establishing personal standards of excellence that will
remain with the graduate throughout the individual's professional