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Selected Officer Candidates

Congratulations on your selection to Officer Candidate School (OCS) and thank you for making the decision to serve your country as a Naval officer. Very few men and women meet the numerous screening requirements and have the dedication and desire to earn a seat in OCS.

To successfully complete the program, you will need to exhibit mental toughness, physical strength and conditioning, and a never-quit attitude.

Below, accepted future Officer Candidates will find several documents that will assist them with their pre-arrival preparations. Your recruiter should have provided several of these documents to you. If your recruiter has not provided any of these documents, please contact him / her.

Commitment To Success Form (NAVCRUIT 1131/15) – Provides formal check-list of information and documents for selected future Officer Candidates to review with their recruiter.

Preparation and Expectations Letter – Welcome letter from the Director of Officer Candidate School. Provides expectations for selected future Officer Candidates.

OCS Delayed Entry Program Guide – Provides information on OCS, Navy Core Values, general information, rank and insignia, qualification standards, and physical fitness standards. All selected Officer Candidates are strongly encouraged to review this guide in its entirety and begin memorizing the information provided in the Gouge section.

Navy Fitness and Nutrition Guide – Provides information on fitness and nutrition that will help ensure selected candidates arrive at OCS healthy and ready to train. Candidates who successfully complete training at OCS within the prescribed course length arrive able to meet or exceed the minimum physical standard of Satisfactory Medium on all portions of the Navy Physical Fitness Assessment. Candidates not able to meet these minimum physical standards will struggle to complete the course in the allotted time.

Naval Station Newport Base Map - Provides Naval Station Newport base layout and location of OCS check-in and base hotels.

Social Media

Defense Visual Information Distribution Service (DVIDS) - OTC Newport on DVIDS

  • All released visual information from Officer Training Command can be found here.

Facebook - OTC Newport

  • Officer Training Command Newport regularly posts photos and updates on OCS classes. Selected Officer Candidates are encouraged to review this page in preparation for the program.

YouTube - Faces of OCS

  • Naval Education Training Command regularly produces videos of the OCS experience. Selected Officer Candidates are required to watch the most recent, official video in preparation for the program.

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  Last updated: May 8th, 2020  
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