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OCS Required Paperwork

OCS Required Paperwork/Items to Bring

Below is the required paperwork needed for each student reporting to Officer Training Command Newport (OTCN).  Foreign documents not in English must be officially translated into English by an official translator or translation company.  All documents must be original or court certified copies.  No notarized documents allowed. You will receive all paperwork turned in to us back at the end of the course.

If you are married, it is recommended that you provide your spouse with a Power of Attorney prior to reporting to OTCN to decrease the original documentation you are required to bring for DEERS enrollment (see comments below).  You will have the opportunity to generate a Military Power of Attorney with the Command Legal Officer free of charge after reporting to OTCN.

Officer Candidate School Required Paperwork All Students:

  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) or Reserve Orders and any Modifications
  • Copies of prescriptions from civilian physicians if taking prescription medication. At Minimum 1 weeks’ worth of medication should be hand carried with you.
  • All medical/dental records and immunization records. Military and Civilian.
  • All students are required to bring a voided check to ensure correct set-up of your direct deposit account for your military pay.
  • Original unexpired state or federal issued photo identification
  • Marriage certificate. Original or original court certified copy. 
    (THIS DOCUMENT IS REQUIRED TO ADD A SPOUSE TO DEERS REGARDLESS IF THEY ARE ON THE MEMBERS PAGE TWO OR NOT)
  • Spouse's original unexpired identification card if not already entered into DEERS. (driver's license, state identification, or passport)
  • Birth certificates (original or original court certified copy) and original social security card (no copies) for all dependents if they are not already entered into DEERS.
  • Child custody documents (if applicable)(Original)
  • Divorce documents (if applicable)(Original)
  • Recruiter Contact Information (Name/Phone/Fax and NRD Address)
  • Driver’s License Number, Auto Insurance Policy Number, license plate number, vehicle make/model. (this info is needed only if you drive your vehicle to OCS)
  • All documentation should be originals or the original court certified copy, no notarized copies or photo copies of an original copy will be accepted.  Photo identification and social security cards must be originals and unexpired.

Additional Requirements For Active Navy Members Only:

  • Military Identification Card
  • Proof of all medals, awards and unit citations
  • Transfer EVAL
  • SMART transcripts
  • Page Two (Record of Emergency Data). -It would be acceptable if you re-signed the two copies of the current page 2 on the last page under your previous signature. Your new signature means that there are no changes to the current page 2, and that it is up-to-date. After your new signature, put today's date.

Additional Requirements For Prior Military Service Only:

  • All DD-214's
  • Point Capture Sheet (Reservists only)
  • All DD-368
  • NGB-22 (National Guard only)
  • Page Two (Record of Emergency Data). -It would be acceptable if you re-signed the two copies of the current page 2 on the last page under your previous signature. Your new signature means that there are no changes to the current page 2, and that it is up-to-date. After your new signature, put today's date.
  • Last PSD Point of Contact info (POC Name/Phone/Fax/and Address)

Additional Requirements for Collegiates (BDCP and NUPOC) Only:

  • Military Identification Card
  • Page Two (Record of Emergency Data). - It would be acceptable if you re-signed the two copies of the current page 2 on the last page under your previous signature. Your new signature means that there are no changes to the current page 2, and that it is up-to-date. After your new signature, put today's date.

Other Items:

**Special Dietary and Religious needs must be expressed on the first day of training.  OTCN will do everything possible to accommodate all special and religious needs without compromising training.

  • Candidates should have access to their bank accounts for various expenses throughout training.  Candidates will need access to funds to pay for their initial haircut upon arrival
  • Book of stamps
  • Please be advised that due to computer security settings, you will be unable to access most financial institutions while in your first 9 weeks of training.  Candidates are expected to have all of their financial responsibilities in order and taken care of during this time period prior to their arrival at Officer Candidate School.
  • Required Items To Bring:

    You will be issued all necessary uniform items upon arrival at OCS.  You will also receive a clothing allowance based on your rank (Prior Chief Petty Officers will not receive this, as they have already received an allowance).  Below are the items needed to begin training.  No more than what is listed should be brought.  Any excess gear will be stored.  During check in, any candidate reporting without the required number of items will be required to purchase them.  Candidates may bring these items or may purchase them from the Navy Exchange upon arrival.

    MEN

    WOMEN

    _ Basic underwear (white) - 6 pairs

    – Basic underwear - 6 pair
    _ Brassieres / Sports bras as needed - 6 minimum
    – Female White T-Shirts
    _ Swimsuit, one piece conservative (Black/Navy Blue)

    Personal Toiletries

    Personal Toiletries

    Special Needs Items Only
    _ Shaving gear with blade replacements
    _ Toothbrush/paste and floss
    _ Deodorant
    _ Soap/Shampoo
    _ Nail Clippers

    Special Needs Items Only
    _ Feminine Hygiene Products
    _ Toothbrush/paste and floss
    _ Deodorant
    _ Soap/Shampoo
    _ Nail Clippers
    _ Hair brush


    Additional Items
    :
    _ Glasses (sturdy pair for wear during physical activity with black/brown strap)  You will only be issued a new pair of glasses if your prescription needs to be updated.
    _ Contact lenses with solution and supplies WILL NOT be authorized until the night prior to Commissioning.

    Prior Enlisted:
    _ Bring medals (Large), Ribbons, and Warfare Devices.  Also, if you have the NWU uniform, bring it along with any other uniform items you may have that transition from enlisted to officer uniforms.

    Running Shoes:
    _ Please invest in a quality pair of running shoes less than six months old.  You will be running several miles per week, depending on where you are in training.  MINIMALIST SHOES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED AT OCS.

    Authorized Items:
    _ Alarm Clock, Battery-Operated (may be authorized at class team's discretion.)
    _ Cell Phones with charger (may be authorized at class team's discretion.)
    _ Wristwatch (may be authorized at class team's discretion.)
    _ Wallet, Check Book and Bank Card
    _ Females only: gold ball stud earrings (authorized in 9th week).  All earrings must be 4mm-6mm  (approximately 1/8 inch – 1/4 inch).  Ball earrings may be plain with shiny or brushed matte finish, screw-on post type.

    IN ROOM ITEMS:
    _
    POCKET NOTEBOOK
    _ 2 PACK PENS
    _ CANTEEN
    _ MESH LAUNDRY BAG
    _ SEA BAG
    _ REFLECTIVE BELT
    _ LOCKS (2 PACK)
    _ SHOWER SHOES
    _ KING HALL ISSUE (SUNDAY OF ARRIVAL)
    _ SEWING KIT
    _ BLACK PEN 10 PACK
    _ BLACK LAUNDRY PEN
    _ SINGLE NOTEBOOK
    _ WOOD RULER OR SUITABLE SUBSTITUTE
    _ YELLOW HIGHLIGHTER 2 PACK
    _ SCOTCH TAPE
    _ MECHANICAL PENCIL
    _ MEMO PAD
    _ STATIONARY KIT
    _ MARKING/STAMPING KIT
    _ NAIL SCISSORS
    _ TOE NAIL CLIPPERS
    _ SHOE POLISH KIT
    _ COTTON SWABS
    _ WHITE TOWEL (2)
    _ WASH CLOTH (2)
    _ SHOE POLISH KIT
    _ COTTON SWABS
    _ UNIFORM ITEMS (SUNDAY OF ARRIVAL)
    _ ALL WEATHER COAT
    _ WHITE SOCKS (6 PACK)
    _ PTU SHORTS 6” OR 8” (3)
    _ NAVY SWEAT PANTS (2)
    _ NAVY SWEAT SHIRT (W/HOOD) (2)
    _ NAVY PTU S/S SHIRTS (3 SUMMER/ 2 WINTER)
    _ NAVY PTU L/S SHIRTS (2 SUMMER/ 3 WINTER)
    _ WATCH CAP (SEASONAL)
    _ GLOVES (SEASONAL)
    _ UNIFORM SHOP INITIAL ISSUE
    _ NWU SHIRT (UNISEX) (3)
    _ NWU TROUSER (UNISEX) (3)
    _ NWU EIGHT POINT CAP (3)
    _ NWU PARKA (1)
    _ NWU PARKA LINER (1)
    _ BLUE 100% COTTON T-SHIRTS (CREW NECK) 3 PACK (2)**
    _ NWU BOOT BANDS (6)
    _ NWU BOOT SOCKS 2 PACK
    _ RELAXED JACKET
    _ BELT, KHAKI POLY/WOOL
    _ BELT, BLACK POLY/WOOL
    _ BELT, KHAKI WEB (2)
    _ BELT, WHITE, CNT X
    _ BUCKLE, ANODIZED (3)
    _ TIE BAR
    _ BLACK TIE (MALES ONLY)
    _ NECK TAB (FEMALES ONLY)
    _ WHITE GLOVES
    _ WHITE SHIRT STAYS
    _ BLACK DRESS SOCKS (2 PACK) (1)
    _ WHITE DRESS SOCKS (2 PACK) (1)
    _ VANGUARD INSIGNIAS
    _ RIBBON HOLDER
    _ NATIONAL DEFENSE RIBBON
    _ CAP, COMBINATION FRAME (MALE) (1)
    _ CAP, COMBINATION KHAKI COVER (MALE) (1)
    _ CAP, COMBINATION WHITE COVER (MALE) (1)
    _ GARRISON CAP (KHAKI) (MALE AND FEMALE) (1)
    _ CAP, COMBINATION FRAME (FEMALE) (1)
    _ CAP, COMBINATION KHAKI COVER (FEMALE) (1)
    _ CAP, COMBINATION WHITE COVER (FEMALE) (1)
    _ BLACK LEATHER 9” BOOT
    _ BLACK LEATHER DRESS SHOE
    _ WHITE DRESS SHOE
    _ ATHLETIC SHOES***

    UNIFORM SHOP SECOND ISSUE
    _ MEN’S SDB JACKET *
    _ MEN’S SDB TROUSER *
    _ MEN’S WHITE DRESS SHIRT *
    _ MEN’S SDW JACKET
    _ MEN’S WHITE CNT SHIRT
    _ MEN’S WHITE CNT TROUSER
    _ MEN’S KHAKI SHIRT (2)
    _ MEN’S KHAKI TROUSER (2)
    _ WOMEN SDB JACKET
    _ WOMEN SDB SLACKS (UNBELTED)
    _ WOMEN WHITE DRESS SHIRT *
    _ WOMEN SDW JACKET
    _ WOMEN SDW SLACKS(UNBELTED)
    _ WOMEN WHITE CNT SHIRT
    _ WOMEN WHITE SLACKS (BELTED)
    _ WOMEN KHAKI SHIRT (2)
    _ WOMEN KHAKI SLACKS (2)
    _ SHOULDER BOARDS, SOFT
    _ SHOULDER BOARDS HARD
    _ RIBBON BAR
    _ NATIONAL DEFENSE MEDAL (LARGE)
    _ OFFICER LARGE CAP DEVICE WITH BAND
    _ GOLD OFFICER CHIN STRAP
    _ ENSIGN KIT (LINE, SUPPLY, CIV ENG)
    _ GOLD LACE (FEMALE) (2)
    _ BLACK AND WHITE SLEEVE DEVICE AND ½” GOLD LACE

    *Uniform component also available as a “PREMIER UNIFORM”. Upgrade of basic components
    to the “PREMIER UNIFORM” brand is voluntary.

    ** Blue T-shirts will be issued by uniform shop as available (SOFFE 3 pk or DSCP)(1). Hanes
    blue t-shirt 4pk is not authorized for wear at OCS unless it is issued by uniform shop.

    *** Athletic shoes are sold at NEX. Only candidates authorized by medical or OTCN staff will
    purchase this item during “uniform issue days

    Last Modified 9/4/2014
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