Officer Candidate School
Officer Candidate School (OCS) is one of five Officer
training schools located at Naval Station Newport in Rhode
Island. This website provides information for those considering
pursuing a commission through OCS and those accepted to the
program. The 12–week OCS course is designed to provide a working
knowledge of the Navy (afloat and ashore), prepare you to assume
the responsibilities of a Naval Officer, and to develop you to
your fullest potential.
OCS is extremely demanding; morally, mentally, and
physically. Your personal Honor, Courage, and Commitment will be
tested at OCS and you will be challenged to live up to the
highest standards of these values.
The OCS curriculum will demand the most of your academic
prowess. Mental training involves memorization of military
knowledge, academic courses, and military inspections.
Physical training (PT) begins immediately upon arrival at
OCS. PT consists of running programs, Navy Operational Fitness
and Fueling System (NOFFS), High Intensity Tactical Training
(HITT) style strength and conditioning, and swim qualification.
A successful OCS candidate is one who embraces the mission of
Officer Training Command Newport, OCS, and develops the ability
to execute basic Naval officer functions that are expected upon
earning a commission as an Ensign in the United States Navy.
If you have been
selected for OCS and have been assigned a convening date, or
have questions about OCS that are not addressed within this
website, please review
Frequently Asked Questions page, or contact us by email