Officer Development School
The purpose of this course is to provide Staff Corps Officers and
several Restricted Line designators with training necessary to
prepare them to function in their role as a newly commissioned Naval
Officer. It provides a basic introduction into fundamental
aspects of leadership while providing a working knowledge of naval
instructions and references.
Academics: 5 weeks of instruction in Naval Leadership, Naval
Administration, Naval Organization, Sea Power, Military Law,
Military Indoctrination, Naval Warfare and Damage Control. It also
provides leadership training through case studies and instructor led
The privilege of serving in the Navy comes with the expectation
that you will develop and maintain a level of fitness that allows
you to complete all expected job tasks, respond to emergency
situations and be physically able to accomplish the mission.
“Officer Training Command Pre-arrival Physical Training
will inform you of the physical fitness requirements and provide
physical training plans to prepare you for the rigors of Officer
Students should be prepared to take a Navy PRT upon arrival at ODS.
A grade of at least
Probationary; in all events of a single PRT is required to
graduate ODS. Physical Training will include up to five days of
strength and conditioning exercises to include, pushups, sit-ups,
and various other exercises as well as sprints and sustained runs.
It is highly recommended that you begin a physical training regimen
before reporting to ODS. Please consult the
Navy Physical Readiness Page and the
Navy Operational Fitness and Fueling Series to help prepare you
better for ODS. On these websites you can find information in
regards to improving your overall physical fitness and dietary
recommendations. Due to the structure of ODS, the run is the only
cardio event option available for the PRT.
Students must be within Navy body fat standards upon arrival at ODS
and students must pass an official Navy Physical Fitness Assessment
while at ODS. Students who do not meet body fat standards, or who
are unable to pass a Navy Readiness Test, may be sent back to their
previous assignment or retained at Officer Training Command until
passing an official Navy Physical Fitness Assessment.