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Direct Commission Officer Indoctrination Course


DCOIC provides Reservists (Staff Corps, Restricted Line, LDOs/CWOs) with indoctrination training necessary to function in their role as newly commissioned Naval Officers. It provides a basic introduction to the fundamental aspects of leadership while providing a working knowledge of available references. DCOIC participants attend a two week course and receive specialized training to further prepare them for initial fleet assignment.


DCO curriculum includes 90-plus hours of academic instruction, military training, and physical conditioning. The lessons include: Reserve Programs, Leadership and Management, Programs and Policies, Military Customs, Traditions, Regulations, Naval History, Naval Warfare, 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

Last Modified 3/19/2015
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