Direct Commission Officer Indoctrination Course
DCOIC provides Direct Commissioned Reserve Officers Military Indoctrination Training necessary to prepare DCOs to function in their role as newly commissioned Naval Officers. It provides a basic introduction into fundamental aspects of leadership while providing a working knowledge of available references. DCOIC participants attend a two week course and receive specialized follow-on training to further prepare them for initial fleet assignment.
DCO curriculum includes academic instruction, military training, and physical conditioning. 90+ hours of lessons include: Leadership and Management, Programs and Policies, Military Customs, Traditions, and regulations, naval history, Naval Warfare, and Fitness and Wellness Programs. For comprehensive details and amplifying information, including the most current announcements from the schoolhouse, students are encouraged to visit the DCOIC 'Community of Interest' on The Navy Reserve Homeport (CAC-enabled private side): https://private.navyreserve.navy.mil/coi/DCOIC/Pages/default.aspx