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Officer Candidate School

Officer Candidate School

Mission Statement:

The mission of Officer Training Command Newport (OTCN) is to develop civilians, enlisted and newly commissioned personnel morally, mentally and physically and imbue them with the highest ideals of honor, courage and commitment in order to prepare graduates for service in the fleet as Naval Officers.  Our ultimate goal is to prepare these Naval Officers to assume the highest responsibilities of military service and command.


Develop within candidates the Officer-like Qualities important for their initial success as Junior Officers.  Among these are Honesty, Integrity, Work Ethic, Military Bearing, Character, Dependability, Initiative, and Teamwork.

Instill discipline, attention to detail, patriotism, pride, and building esprit de corps.

Develop time management skills and train Officer Candidates to perform capably under pressure and in adverse conditions.

Provide candidates a fundamental knowledge of the naval profession through classroom and practical instruction.  This will form the basis for their commitment to the naval service and establish personal standards of excellence which will remain with the graduate throughout the individual's professional career.

Physical Training:

During your second week of training you will commence a regimen of daily physical training.  You must be able to perform aerobic activity, muscular strength exercises and endurance exercises.  The level of strength and stamina necessary to successfully complete Officer Candidate School (OCS) is similar to the level required in cross-training fitness programs.  You will benefit greatly if you report to OCS in good physical condition.  Upon arrival, Candidates are required to meet the standards of the Navy's Body Composition Assessment (BCA) and must also be able to pass the Navy's Physical Readiness Test (PRT).  Candidates must achieve an overall minimum score of "Satisfactory" on the IST.  (IAW OPNAVINST 6110.1J)

For physical fitness standards at OCS, go to http://www.ocs.navy.mil/pt.asp

Last Modified 7/1/2015
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