An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

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
  • 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
  • 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.
Updated 6 Feb. 2024

Point of Contact
Navy Supply Corps School
Dean of Students

1378 Porter Ave.
Naval Station Newport
Newport, RI 02841

Dean of Students
(401) 841-4819

Guidance-Card-Icon Dept-Exclusive-Card-Icon