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LWO/CWO FAQ

What to expect when I get there.

  • Check-in – Report in accordance with your orders, on Saturday or Sunday before 2000 to the King Hall Quarterdeck. You do not have to be in uniform when reporting. Make it clear to the watch stander you are reporting for LDO/CWO School. The OOD on the Quarterdeck will have a room assignment for you in King Hall. Ensure that the watch stander or CDO signs your orders with a date/time and signature with printed name and rank.
    On Monday morning at 0500 stand by your room, dressed in PT gear, ready to be addressed by your Class Officer and go to chow as a class.
  • If you report before the Saturday prior to class start (typical “No earlier than” date), there may not be a room for you at King Hall. If told there is no room, ask to speak directly to the CDO and request a temporary room in the Student Overflow Wing. In the event there is no room in the overflow wing and no open bunks in the current Mustang Class berthing, you may report to Combined Bachelor Housing center at Building 1312 (401-841-7900) for assistance. If you cannot bunk in King Hall, and you report before the “No Earlier Than Date” on your orders, you will not be reimbursed for the cost of the BOQ or other commercial quarters until you can move into King Hall.
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  • Living quarters: You will have a single person room, with each room having a locker (4’x2’x6’), small desk, and a bed with linen and blankets provided for each room occupant. Not much else is authorized or provided in the room. Each deck has a community head (contracted cleaning). There is a lounge on each deck with a TV, large refrigerator, and a 12-cup coffee pot. Food is not allowed in the bunk rooms and alcoholic beverages and non-alcoholic beers are not allowed in the building at any time. There are laundry rooms to wash and dry clothes with front loading washers and dryers – buy the right kind of detergent! You may bring a laptop, but there is no NMCI hook up and no wireless in the rooms. You may bring a cell phone. Note on family members: Students are required to be in King Hall except when liberty is authorized; family members are not allowed in King Hall, and you will not receive BAH for Newport if they come with you.
  • Galley: Good food, located in Ney Hall, next to King Hall, available three meals per day, seven days per week. The class will eat together for all meals from Monday breakfast through Friday lunch. For these meals, you will be in uniform. Ensure that you request advanced per diem to cover meal expense or you will be out until you resolve your travel claim at your next command. On liberty, students must still be in uniform to eat at the Galley.
  • Money:  Meals will be paid for by each student.  Money is collected on a weekly basis by the company mess treasurer.  Meals cost approximately $12/day You will need cash for student treasurer.  You should bring enough cash to handle the first two weeks of meals.  You will have access to an ATM machine.
  • Base/Local amenities: Naval Station Newport has an Officers’ Club, commissary, exchange (medium size), barber shop, bowling alley, recreation center (with wireless access), internet café, Package store, uniform shop (very well stocked, but not all CWO designators), and an NFCU/Bank and ATM X2. There is an MWR pool and gym facilities with state-of-the-art cardio equipment, weights, basketball, racquetball, sauna, and more, that is open to students on liberty. There is a Wal-Mart just outside the base and plenty of restaurants and shops.
  • Liberty – There will be opportunity for liberty while you’re at OTC. The liberty uniform when off-base is appropriate civilian attire.
  • Alcohol – Students are not allowed to have alcoholic beverages in the barracks. Policies regarding consumption of alcohol while on liberty will be explained upon arrival.
  • Smoking and tobacco use – Tobacco use is not authorized by students anywhere in “Officer Training Country”. The exact boundaries will be explained on your first day.
  • Physical Training & PFA – Be prepared to PT as a class regularly while at OTC. You will be introduced to Navy Operational Fitness and Fueling Series (NOFFS) which is designed to provide Navy personnel with a "world-class" performance training program. Additionally, the Naval Station has excellent facilities for you to enjoy during your liberty while you’re here. You should be able to run up to 3-4 miles, unless medically exempted. You will participate in a PFA (BCA & PRT) in both the first and last week of your course. See the PT/Swim link above for more information.
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  • You will have to complete a third-class swim qualification while at OTCN per MILPERSMAN 1414-010. You can be held up to three weeks after graduation to complete this qualification.
  • Internet access and E-mail – You will have limited internet access using available student computer facilities. You will not be able to access NMCI email, but you will be given a student email account to use while you’re here. Currently, NMCI has prohibited use of thumb drives in NMCI computers. Additionally, the computers and WIFI at the internet café on base will allow access to Yahoo, Hotmail, etc., that are not accessible from DOD computers.
  • Duty – You will be standing duty here on the student watch bill.
  • Collateral Duties – There are collateral duties your class will hold; a sign-up sheet will be posted prior to your first day of class to solicit volunteers. Think about how to best share your expertise…
    • Class Division Officer – Liaison with instructors
    • Wardroom Mess Treasurer – Collect and handle money for meals
    • Athletic Coordinator(s) – Lead PT sessions, warm-up, cool-down, etc.
    • Admin Officer – Liaison with PSD and Admin
    • Academic Coordinator – Liaison with instructors regarding homework, etc.
    • Social activities Coordinator – Class Grad Social / T-Shirts / Plaque / Etc.
    • Postal Orderly – Gets the mail if there is any
    • Master At Arms – Supplies and facility issues if any
    • Remedial Swim assistant – Helps those that can’t swim
    • ADP –Helps ADP local with computers on your deck
  • Regular Mail – You probably won't need mail delivery but if you do here is the address:

ENS/CWO I.M. Here
LDO/CWO STUDENT MAIL ROOM
CLASS NUMBER ######
OFFICER TRAINING COMMAND NEWPORT
1356 Myerkord Avenue
Newport, RI 02841-1524

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. 

What are the class schedules for FY 2014?

14060 04/21/2014 05/16/2014
14070 05/27/2014 06/20/2014
14080 06/30/2014 07/25/2014
14090 08/04/2014 08/29/2014
14100 09/08/2014 10/03/2014
15010 10/06/2014 10/31/2014
15020 11/03/2014 11/26/2014
15030 01/05/2015 01/30/2015
15040 02/09/2015 03/06/2015
15050 03/16/2015 04/10/2015
15060 04/20/2015 05/15/2015
15070 05/26/2015 06/19/2015
15080 06/29/2015 07/24/2015
15090 08/03/2015 08/28/2015
150100 09/08/2015 10/02/2015

Who can I contact for additional information?

Course Supervisor: (401) 841-3344

Class Officer: (401) 841-1715

Instructor: (401) 841-2187

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