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Officer Candidate School

Officer Candidate School Program Overview

Mission Statement:

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 (OCS) accomplishes this mission by building the foundations of professional OFFICERSHIP - 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 challenging environment.

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 career.


  Last updated: July 13th, 2018  
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