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Direct Commission Officer Indoctrination Course

Per NAVADMIN 101/19 the Reserve Officer Direct Commissioning Officer Indoctrination Course (DCOIC) will transition as of
1 October 2019 and will be consolidated with the 5-week Officer Development School (ODS).

All reservists reporting to Officer Training Command Newport after 1 October 2019, please visit the ODS webpage (https://www.public.navy.mil/netc/NSTC/otcn/ods.aspx) for requirements for the 5 week course of instruction.

Welcome aboard,

Welcome to the home page for the Direct Commission Officer Indoctrination Course (DCOIC)! DCOIC is one of five officer accession programs we operate here at Officer Training Command Newport (OTCN).

The Direct Commission Officer Indoctrination Course is the foundation for your success as a member of the Naval Officer Corps. The course is comprehensive, intense, and designed to facilitate your introduction to your responsibilities as a naval officer. The course will also introduce the newly commissioned officer to the military structure of the United States Navy, the rich history of traditions and customs, our legal system and finally, military etiquette. DCOIC is extremely demanding both physically and mentally.

The website addresses check-in procedures, lodging, messing, transportation, uniforms, and various other topics.

We look forward to your arrival. Report to the quarterdeck of King Hall (Bldg. 291) no later than 1500 on the Sunday before your class convenes. If you have any questions, please consult the information included in the DCOIC website or contact DCOIC Administrative Assistant at (401) 841-2264, Mon. – Fri. from 0800-1600, or email us at: OTC_Admin@navy.mil . For emergency issues or problems with check-in after hours and on weekends contact the Command Duty Officer (CDO) at (401) 862-4321.

CAPT Nicholson
Commanding Officer
Officer Training Command Newport

  Last Updated - May 20th, 2019  
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