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Academic lectures will include topics covering:
Leadership and Management: Prepare the newly commissioned officer to inspire and effectively utilize the people in their charge, their most valuable assets.
Programs and Policies: A basically trained Naval Officer will possess knowledge and the ability to apply programs and policies central to core values and ethos.
Military Customs, Traditions, and Regulations: Naval Officers will demonstrate customs, traditions, and regulations central to naval culture.
Naval History: Officers must comprehend the role naval forces play in current national policies an diplomatic and military strategies of the United States.
Naval Warfare: Officers must understand the basics of Naval warfare and comprehend how to apply them in a dynamic environment.
Fitness and Wellness Programs: Officers must demonstrate a high level of personal physical fitness and be able to apply leadership skills in the implementation of Navy and Marine Corps personal excellence and wellness programs.
Military training at Direct Commission Officer’s Indoctrination Course is comprised of the following categories:
Physical Training: Students will be required to take a mock Physical Fitness Assessment (PHA) while attending DCOIC.
Room & Locker Inspection (RLP): An Officer’s room is subject to inspection anytime. To ensure cleanliness and maintain standards, room inspections occur at regular intervals in lieu of zone inspections. Rooms are to be maintained in accordance with the daily room standards.
Personnel Inspection (PI): Each Officer will be inspected for proper uniform, haircut, shave, knowledge, hygiene and general military appearance in the following uniforms: service khaki and service dress blue.
Navy Knowledge Online Requirements
The following NKO courses are required to be completed before graduation. However, it is recommended to Reserve Members to complete this training prior to their arrival
*Must report to DCOIC within Body Composition Assessment (BCA) standards- or you will be dis-enrolled and returned to NOSC/UNIT on the first day of class.
Steps for accessing the required e-Learning courses: