Limited Duty Officer/Chief Warrant Officer Academy     


LDO/CWO Academy is on track providing 4 weeks of leadership training. The first 2 weeks will be conducted while in ROM with on-line training. The second 2 weeks will be in the classroom. There is no need to arrive 2 weeks earlier than the published class start date. Read the COV-19 pre-arrival information linked below.

If you have any questions, please consult the information included in the LDO/CWO Academy website, contact the OTC Administrative Assistant at (401) 841-2187, Mon. - Fri. from 0800-1600, or email us at: For emergency issues or problems with check-in after hours and on weekends contact the Command Duty Officer (CDO) at (401) 862-4321.       
Director's Pre-Arrival Letter
LDO/CWO Academy

Welcome to Limited Duty Officer/Chief Warrant Officer (LDO/CWO) Academy. This school is one of five officer accession programs we operate here at Officer Training Command Newport (OTC). The LDO/CWO Academy is the foundation for your success as a member of the Naval Officer Corps. This course is comprehensive, intense, and designed to facilitate your introduction to your responsibilities as a Naval Officer.

We look forward to your arrival. Check into NGIS building as early as possible the Sunday before your class convenes. Your class officer will designate a time and place to meet to process your course administrative paperwork.  If you have any questions, please email the course staff or consult the phone numbers at the bottom of the LDO Frequently Asked Questions "tabbed" section on this page.

CAPT Hazenberg
Commanding Officer
Officer Training Command Newport

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Limited Duty Officer/Chief Warrant Officer (LDO/CWO) Academy

The Limited Duty Officer/Chief Warrant Officer (LDO/CWO) Academy is a four week course designed to prepare prior senior enlisted Sailors for their new roles in the wardroom per the Navy’s Officer Professional Core Competencies.

Mission Statement:

To develop newly commissioned officers morally, mentally, physically, and imbue them with the highest ideals of honor, courage, and commitment in order to prepare them for the Fleet.  Additionally, this Academy prepares officers to become effective leaders by developing fundamental skills in leadership, written and oral communication, career management and administration.


Must be a commissioned LDO/CWO in the U.S. Navy under the provisions of OPNAVINST 1420.1B.  Must meet Navy physical readiness standards per OPNAVINST 6110.1J, prior to arrival.

Course Overview:

  • Introduction
  • Health and Wellness
  • Service Etiquette and Officer Uniforms
  • U.S. Naval History
  • Oral Communications
  • Responsibilities of a Naval Officer
  • Leadership and Ethics
  • Written Communications
  • Officer Administration and Career Development
  • U.S. Navy Organization and Defense Strategy
Uniform Requirements



The uniform requirements for LDO and CWO students at OTC Newport have changed. Effective immediately, Full Dress Blue or Full Dress White uniform is required while at the Academy.

Summer uniform shift will take effect at time 0001 the last Monday of the month of April. Winter uniform shift will take effect at time 0001 the first Monday of the month of October. Should your class cover both periods, you must bring both winter and summer uniforms.

The following uniform Items are required for training while at LDO and CWO Academy:

  • Navy Working Uniform (NWU) – daily wear
  • Full Dress Blue and/or Full Dress White (Large Medals required)
  • Service Khaki uniform with ribbons and all required components
  • Combination cover
  • Khaki garrison cap
  • Navy black shoes; brown uniform shoes authorized
  • Navy PTU
  • Running shoes
  • Conservative swimwear (PT shorts for males; one-piece black or blue swim suit for females) when desiring to complete the Navy Second Class Swimmer qualification.

Recommended Items:

  • NWU Parka (w/ Black Fleece Liner)
  • Navy black (Eisenhower) jacket (Liner recommended)
  • Navy issue watch cap and gloves
  • Business casual attire (Sport Coat/Dress, slacks/skirt and casual shirt with collar) for class graduation dinner. Contact staff for seasonal requirement.

NOTE 1: Physical Training begins immediately upon arrival and you can expect to wear the Navy PTU 4-5 days a week. We highly recommend that you bring several sets of Navy PTU.

LDO/CWO Academics



Physical FITNESS Standards

The Navy considers a physically fit body as important as a sound mind. The objectives of the physical training classes at Officer Training Command are to develop stamina, endurance and to improve your overall physical condition so you can meet demanding physical fitness requirements.

You are required to be within Navy body fat standards upon arrival. They are:

Male Standards by age:

18-21: 22%
22-29: 23%
30-39: 24%
40+ 26%


Female Standards by age:

18-21: 33%
22-29: 34%
30-39: 35%
40+ 36%

On the first day of training, you will complete a height, weight, and body composition analysis to ensure you are within Navy body fat standards. If you are found to be out of standard; this can adversely impact your status here at Officer Training Command and the program which you are currently in.

You should report in your best possible physical condition. The better shape you're in, the less susceptible you'll be to injury. It is highly recommended that you prepare yourself well ahead of time.


Mustangs requiring Second Class Swim Qualification and will have the opportunity to obtain while at OTCN.
(Click on this link to view the Swim Qualification Video.)

LDO/CWO Required Paperwork

Required Paperwork/Items


Mustang University Required Paperwork

  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS)Orders and any Modifications
  • Copies of prescriptions from civilian physicians if taking prescription medication. At minimum, one weeks' worth of medication should be hand carried with you.
  • Oath of Office (copy; original should have been mailed to PERS 806)
  • Overseas Screening (if applicable)(GET IT DONE PRIOR TO ARRIVAL)
  • Housing Checkout Form (Overseas PCS only)
  • Page Two (Record of Emergency Data).
    -It would be acceptable if you re-signed the two copies of the current page 2 on the last page under your previous signature. Your new signature means that there are no changes to the current page 2, and that it is up-to-date. After your new signature, put today's date.  Without a page 2, we cannot pay you Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) Type 2.
  • Updated SGLI forms, if applicable.

To Help Minimize Pay Issues

  • Last Command & PSD Point of Contact info (POC Name/Phone/Fax/and Address)
  • BAH Verification Paperwork (Government Housing Termination Letter, if applicable)
  • If traveling under DTS orders your parent command is responsible for all pay requirements.
  • Jump Log (if you desire to try and continue jump pay while here; back-pay at final PDS)
  • Dive Quals (if you desire to try and continue dive pay while here; back pay at final PDS)

To Help Minimize Travel and Travel Pay Issues

  • Detaching PSD: plan travel through this “I” stop to final PDS. You will be available to “fly” after 1200 on graduation Friday. See Per Diem amounts for food on FAQ page.

** Note, blank forms (e.g. Pg-2, SGLI, Direct Deposit sign-up, etc.) will be available to fill-out during Admin check-in session in class.
Note: Make sure you get your commissioned ID card and your dependents IDs updated before departing, so DEERS is updated.  After commissioning, contact DEERS to ensure continuity of entitlements.

Click hereLDO CWO Commissioning Procedures




What to expect when I get there.

  • Check-in: Report in accordance with your orders, no later than Sunday before 2200 to the King Hall Quarterdeck (Building 291). You do not have to be in uniform when reporting. Make it clear to the watch stander you are reporting for LDO/CWO School. The OOD on the Quarterdeck will provide you with information on reporting to Navy Gateway Inns and Suites (NGIS) (building 1312). Ensure the watch stander or CDO signs your orders with a date/time and signature with printed name and rank.
    On Monday morning at 0700 report to Callaghan Hall room 301, dressed in NWU's, ready to be addressed by your Class Officer.
  • If you report before the No Earlier Than Date on your orders, you will not be reimbursed for the cost of the BOQ or other commercial quarters.
  • Living quarters: All new accession officers attending The LDO/CWO Academy will be required to make their lodging reservations at Newport Navy Gateway Inns and Suites by contacting: (877) 628-9233(401) 841-7900, or via . If on orders other than PCS, reservations can be made via DTS, phone or website. Navy Gateway Inns and Suites (NGIS) or Newport Chalet on board Naval Station Newport will have a private room with bath, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, and more. For more information contact NGIS or go to the Travel/Check-in page and view the LDO/CWO section. NOTE: No Certified Non Availability (CNA) Authorizations for off base housing will be authorized during your stay. If you are unable to obtain lodging at NGIS or Chalet then you will be provided a room at King Hall at no cost.
  • Galley: Located in Ney Hall, next to King Hall, available three meals a day, seven days per week. Ensure you request advanced per diem to cover the meal expense or you will be paying out of pocket until you resolve your travel claim at your next command.
  • Base/Local amenities: Naval Station Newport has an Officers' Club, commissary, exchange (medium size), barber shop, bowling alley, recreation center (with wireless access), internet cafe', package store, uniform shop (very well stocked, but not all CWO designators), and an NFCU/Bank and ATM X2. There is an MWR pool and gym facilities with state-of-the-art cardio equipment, weights, basketball, racquetball, sauna, and more, that is open to students on liberty. There is a Wal-Mart just outside the base and plenty of restaurants and shops.
  • Alcohol: Policies regarding consumption of alcohol while on liberty will be explained upon arrival.
  • Smoking and tobacco use: Tobacco use is not authorized by students anywhere in Officer Training Country. The exact boundaries will be explained on your first day.
  • Physical Training : Be prepared and be in shape to PT as a class regularly while at OTC. Naval Station has excellent facilities for you to enjoy during your liberty while you're here. You will participate in a BCA the first day of your course.
  • Internet access and E-mail: You will have limited internet access using available student computer facilities. You will not be able to access NMCI email while you're here. Currently, NMCI has prohibited use of thumb drives in NMCI computers. Additionally, the computers and Wi-Fi at the internet cafe' on base will allow access to Yahoo, Hotmail, etc., that are not accessible from DOD computers, and Wi-Fi will be provided at the NGIS and Newport Chalet.
  • Collateral Duties: There are collateral duties your class will hold; a sign-up sheet will be available upon check-in with the OOD at King Hall to solicit volunteers. Think about how to best share your expertise.
    • Class Division Officer: Liaison with instructors
    • Wardroom Mess Treasurer: Collect and handle money
    • Athletic Coordinator(s): Lead PT sessions, warm-up, cool-down, etc.
    • Admin Officer: Liaison with PSD and Admin
    • Academic Coordinator: Liaison with instructors regarding homework, etc.
    • Social activities Coordinator: Class Grad Social / T-Shirts / Plaque / etc.
    • Postal Orderly: Gets the mail if there is any
    • Master At Arms: Supplies and facility issues if any
    • ADP: Helps ADP local with computers
    • Regular Mail: You probably won't need mail delivery, but if you do here is the address:
      • ENS/CWO I.M. Here
        CLASS NUMBER ######
        1356 Meyerkord Avenue
        Newport, RI 02841-1524

Other Items:

**Special Religious needs must be expressed on the first day of training. OTCN will do everything possible to accommodate all special and religious needs without compromising training.

What are the class schedules for FY 2020?

20010 10/07/2019 11/01/2019
20020 11/12/2019 12/06/2019
20030 01/06/2020 01/31/2020
20040 02/10/2020 03/06/2020
20050 03/16/2020 04/10/2020
20060 04/20/2020 05/15/2020
20070 05/26/2020 06/19/2020
20080 07/06/2020 07/31/2020
20090 08/10/2020 09/04/2020
20100 09/08/2020 10/02/2020



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