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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 2200 to the King Hall Quarterdeck (Building 291). 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 provide you with information on reporting to Navy Gateway Inns and Suites(NGIS)(building 1312). 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 0600 report to King Hall(Third Deck centerline passageway), dressed in PT gear, ready to be addressed by your Class Officer and go to chow as a class.
  • If 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.
  • Living quarters: You will reside in the Navy Gateway Inns and Suites (NGIS) or Newport Chalet on board Naval Station Newport. During your stay you will have a private room with bath, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, and more. For more information on your stay at NGIS or the Chalet, go to the Travel/Check-in page and view the LDO/CWO section.
  • Galley: Good food, located in Ney Hall, next to King Hall, available three meals a day, seven days per week. The class will eat together for all lunch meals from Monday through Friday. Ensure that you request advanced per diem to cover the meal expense or you will be out until you resolve your travel claim at your next command. On liberty, students must 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 – 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 will participate in a PFA (BCA & PRT) in the first week of your course.
  • You will have to complete a third-class swim qualification while at OTCN per MILPERSMAN 1414-010. If you do not pass the swim test during the course, you will be held for 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 Wi-Fi at the internet café on base will allow access to Yahoo, Hotmail, etc., that are not accessible from DOD computers, and Wi-Fi will be provided at the NGIS and Newport Chalet.
  • 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 –Assists students that need help with the swim qualification.
    • ADP –Helps ADP local with computers
    • 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 2015?

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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