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    How to Become an Officer

    Watch the various ways to train to become a Military officer in our video overview.

    Graduating from Navy Officer Candidate School

    At OCS graduation, newly appointed Navy ensigns accept a salute from their class drill instructor and chief petty officer and give them a...

    Classroom Training at Navy OCS

    Officer candidates receive extensive classroom and hands-on training from experienced officers during their time at Officer Candidate School.

    Leadership Transition at Navy OCS

    Before graduation, the senior class at Officer Candidate School hands the Mantle of Leadership to the incoming class in a change of command...

    Arrival at Navy Officer Candidate School

    Officer candidates arrive at the Navy Officer Candidate School (OCS) at Naval Station Newport in Newport, R.I., to begin their training and...

    Inspections and Transitions at Navy OCS

    The Outpost program at Navy Officer Candidate School (OCS) introduces students to the importance of both the Navy khaki uniform and routine...

    Uniform and Living Inspections at Navy OCS

    In the Room Locker Personnel (RLP) phase of OCS Training, students learn attention to detail through routine inspections of their uniform and...

    Early Morning Training at Navy OCS

    On Wakeup Wednesday, officer candidates meet their class drill instructor, who will be their guide through the 12 weeks of training to become...

    Navy Officer Candidate School

    Navy Lt. Walter McDuffie explains the officer commissioning process.

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    FUTURES Magazine

    FUTURES Magazine

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