Supply Officer Department Head Course (SODHC)

Last updated: 14 Nov 2023

The Supply Officer Department Head Course (SODHC) is a four-week course that prepares ensigns through lieutenant commanders to assume the duties of the Supply Officer on a ship or submarine.

SODHC includes training in
  • Supply Management,
  • Food Service,
  • Retail Operations,
  • Disbursing Management and
  • Postal Operations.
In addition, training is provided for the following specific technical functions:
  • Small Afloat Purchasing,
  • user certification for the government commercial purchase card program,
  • Configuration Management,
  • Hazardous Materials Management (including certification as a Hazardous Materials Coordinator Afloat),
  • Off-Ship Bill Pay and Husbanding Services Provider processes and
  • Submarine-specific Supply Functions.
Automated Information Systems training is also provided in R-Supply, OMMS-NG, FSM, CMP and FEDLOG. SODHC focuses on current fleet trends and technical developments. It also stresses developing effective and efficient managerial skills to meet the challenging "at sea" environment.

Point of Contact
Navy Supply Corps School
Educational Counselor

1378 Porter Ave.
Naval Station Newport
Newport, RI 02841

(401) 841-4819

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