Welcome to Limited Duty Officer/Warrant Officer/Chief Warrant Officer (LDO/WO/CWO) Academy. This school is one of four officer accession programs we operate here at Officer Training Command Newport (OTC). The LDO/WO/CWO Academy is the final step of your transition into the Naval Officer Corps. This course is comprehensive, intense, and designed to reinforce your understanding of the 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.
Officer Training Command Newport
The Limited Duty Officer/Warrant Officer/Chief Warrant Officer (LDO/WO/CWO) Academy is a four week course designed to complete the transition of prior senior enlisted Sailors for their new roles in the wardroom per the Navy’s Officer Professional Core Competencies.
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.
The uniform requirements for LDO, WO 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.
Please check with Navy Region Mid-Atlantic regarding announced uniform shifts.
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.
** 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.
LDO CWO Commissioning Procedures