Officer Development School
Welcome to Officer Development School! ODS is one of five officer accession programs operated at Officer Training Command Newport (OTC), and is the foundation for your success as a member of the Naval Officer Corps. The course is both comprehensive and intense, and is designed to facilitate the introduction to your responsibilities as a naval officer. ODS is physically demanding, but will also mentally challenge you as you learn about different aspects of the United States Navy including military structure, traditions and customs, the legal system, and finally, military etiquette. The website addresses check-in procedures, lodging, messing, transportation, uniforms and various other topics.
We look forward to your arrival. Report to the quarterdeck (lobby) of King Hall (Bldg. 291) in appropriate business casual civilian attire. The first evolution occurs Sunday afternoon at approximately 1300. If you have any questions, please consult the information included in the ODS website, contact the OTC Administrative Assistant at 401-841-2264, Mon. – Fri. from 0800-1600, or email us at: OTC_Admin@navy.mil . For emergency issues or problems with check-in after hours and on weekends contact the Command Duty Officer (CDO) at 401‑862‑4321.