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LDO/CWO Academy


Limited Duty Officer/Warrant Officer/Chief Warrant Officer Academy     


LDO/WO/CWO Academy will provide you with four weeks of leadership training. If you have any questions, please consult the information included in the LDO/WO/CWO Academy website or the Academy Deputy Director (401) 841-1716, Mon. - Fri. from 0800-1600 EST.
Director's Pre-Arrival Letter


Welcome to Limited Duty Officer/Warrant Officer/Chief Warrant Officer (LDO/WO/CWO) Academy. This school is one of four officer accession programs operating at Officer Training Command Newport (OTCN). 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 the NGIS building as early as possible the day before your class convenes. You will report to Callaghan Hall (Building 370), Room 301, at 0700 in your NWUs with the required paperwork listed under the Required Paperwork/Items "tab" on this page. After reading this website in its entirety, please consult the phone numbers at the bottom of the Frequently Asked Questions "tabbed" section on this page if you have additional questions.

CAPT Alcorn
Commanding Officer
Officer Training Command Newport




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

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.

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 or appointed WO 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
  • Service Etiquette and Officer Uniforms
  • LDO/WO/CWO 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
  • Warrior Toughness
  • Get Real, Get Better
Uniform Requirements



Please check with Navy Region Mid-Atlantic regarding announced uniform shifts.

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

  • Navy Working Uniform (NWU) – daily wear
  • Full Dress Blue - Large Medals (OCT through APR)
  • Full Dress White - Large Medals (MAY through OCT)
  • Service Khaki
  • Combination cover
  • Khaki garrison cap
  • Navy black shoes; brown uniform shoes authorized
  • Physical Training Uniform (PTU)
  • Business Casual and Smart Casual for class socials and heritage trip

Recommended Items:

  • NWU Parka (w/ Black Fleece Liner)
  • Navy Cold Weather Black Parka
  • Navy black (Eisenhower) jacket
  • Navy issue watch cap and gloves
  • Command Ball Cap

(Updated: July 07, 2023)

Physical Training

  • The Navy considers a physically fit body as important as a sound mind. Students must be within Navy Body Fat Standards upon arrival to the LDO/WO/CWO Academy.
  • Instilling a “Culture of Fitness” that will endure well beyond your time at the LDO/WO/CWO Academy is our goal. The objectives of the physical training classes at the LDO/WO/CWO Academy is to maintain stamina, endurance and to give you an opportunity to improve your overall physical condition so you can meet physical fitness requirements associated with military service.
  • The swim qualification is optional upon request.


LDO/CWO Required Paperwork



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 (MUST BE COMPLETE 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.
    -All SELRES students are required to bring a hard copy of the DD93 RED/DA.
  • 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.

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: 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.



What to expect when I get there.

  • Check-in: You will report to Callaghan Hall (Building 370), Room 301, at 0700 in your NWUs with the required paperwork listed under the Required Paperwork/Items "tab" on this page.

  • If you report before the no earlier than date on your orders, you will not be reimbursed for the cost of lodging.

  • Living quarters: There will be 50 rooms blocked off for our students for each class. All new accessions reporting to the LDO/CWO/WO Academy are required to make their own reservations directly with Navy Gateway Inns and Suites (NGIS) on board Naval Station Newport by contacting (877) 628-9233(401) 367-4612, or via .
    As soon as your detailer provides you with your school dates, you should call and make a reservation. Reservations will need to be made no less than two weeks prior to convening. If a student fails to make a reservation within required timeline they will not be issued a CNA but will be directed to contact academy staff for arrangements for lodging to be made on base, next to the schoolhouse at King Hall.

  • Galley: 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, 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

  • Alcohol: Policies regarding consumption of alcohol while on base will be explained upon arrival.

  • Smoking and tobacco use: Boundaries will be explained on your first day.

  • Physical Training: Be prepared and be in shape to PT as a class regularly while at OTCN. Naval Station has excellent facilities for you to enjoy during your liberty while you're here.

  • Internet access and E-mail: You will not be able to access NMCI email while you're here. 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 provided by your Class Officer.

    • Class Division Officer: Liaison with instructors

    • Wardroom Mess Treasurer: Collect and handle money

    • 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.

    • Master At Arms: Supplies and facility issues if any

    • ADP: Helps ADP local with computers

    • Postal Officer: You will stop by the mailroom M-F once a day
    • Athletic Coordinator: Assists Class Officer with physical fitness program
    • Regular Mail: You probably won't need mail delivery, but if you do here is the address:
      • LDO/WO/CWO Class ######
        ENS/CWO NAME
        1356 Meyerkord Ave
        Newport, RI 0284

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.

Who can I contact for additional information?


Go to the "Travel-Check-In" Page

Commercial off-base lodging is not authorized while attending the LDO/WO/CWO Academy. The NAVSTA Newport Chalet/NGIS has 50 rooms blocked for each class attending the Academy. You must call the NAVSTA Newport Chalet/NGIS NLT two weeks prior to your arrival to secure a blocked room. If you are unable to get a reservation, you will be directed to contact the OTCN staff to make arrangements for on campus lodging. Campus lodging is a barracks located next to the school house.

All students should call NAVSTA Newport Chalet/NGIS directly to make reservation (401)367-4612, tell associate you are part of a LDO/WO/CWO Academy group and provide your group name and group ID# listed below. The lobby desk is open 24/7. 





Group Name: JUL 2024 LDO/WO/CWO
Group ID #:
 CANCELED // Call Academy for more info
Arrival 07/07/2024 – Departure 08/02/2024
Deadline date for release of any non-assigned rooms
Group Name: AUG 2024 LDO/WO/CWO
Group ID #: 30960013830
Arrival 08/04/2024 – Departure 08/29/2024
Deadline date for release of any non-assigned rooms 07/21/24
Group Name: SEP 2024 LDO/WO/CWO
Group ID #: 30960013831
Arrival 09/02/2024 – Departure 09/27/2024
Deadline date for release of any non-assigned rooms 08/19/24
Group Name: OCT 2024 LDO/CWO
Group ID #: 30960013972
Arrival 10/06/2024 – Departure 11/01/2024
55 Rooms
Deadline date for release of any non-assigned rooms 09/23/24
Group Name: NOV 2024 LDO/CWO
Group ID #: 30960013973
Arrival 11/03/2024 – Departure 11/27/2024
55 Rooms
Deadline date for release of any non-assigned rooms 10/21/24
Group Name: JAN 2025 LDO/CWO
Group ID #: 30960013974
Arrival 01/05/2025 – Departure 01/31/2025
55 Rooms
Deadline date for release of any non-assigned rooms 12/23/24
Group Name: FEB 2025 LDO/CWO
Group ID #: 30960013975
Arrival 02/02/2025 – Departure 02/28/2025
55 Rooms
Deadline date for release of any non-assigned rooms 01/20/25
Group Name: MAR 2025 LDO/CWO
Group ID #: 30960013976
Arrival 03/02/2025 – Departure 03/28/2025
55 Rooms
Deadline date for release of any non-assigned rooms 02/17/25
Group Name: APR 2025 LDO/CWO
Group ID #: 30960013977
Arrival 04/06/2025 – Departure 05/02/2025
55 Rooms
Deadline date for release of any non-assigned rooms 03/24/25
Group Name: MAY 2025 LDO/CWO
Group ID #: 30960013978
Arrival 05/04/2025 – Departure 05/30/2025
55 Rooms
Deadline date for release of any non-assigned rooms 04/21/25
Group Name: JUNE 2025 LDO/CWO - PENDING
Group ID #:
Arrival 06/08/2025 – Departure 07/03/2025
55 Rooms
Deadline date for release of any non-assigned rooms 05/26/25
Group Name: AUG 2025 LDO/CWO - PENDING
Group ID #:
Arrival 08/03/2025 – Departure 08/29/2025
55 Rooms
Deadline date for release of any non-assigned rooms 07/21/25  
Group Name: SEP 2025 LDO/CWO - PENDING
Group ID #:
Arrival 9/07/2025 – Departure 10/03/2025
55 Rooms
Deadline date for release of any non-assigned rooms 08/25/25
LDO/CWO Conversion Process


Transactions Service Center Great Lakes has put together guidance to help prepare for your conversion to LDO/WO/CWO. Please use this linked guide to assist in your preparation.

---   Last Updated: January 25th, 2024   ---


Mustang Alley

All Chief Warrant Officers and Limited Duty Officers have passed through the halls of the “Mustang University” in its various forms throughout the years; whether in Pensacola, FL or more recently in Newport, RI. Today, there is a robust collection of Mustang history and memorabilia known as “Mustang Alley.” Within Mustang Alley, is the Mustang Alley Museum. This museum was initially created in October of 1993 by then Director, CDR Roland H. Jaeh. 30 years later, the museum was refurbished and rededicated. The following history document represents the culmination of the history represented within Mustang Alley.

Mustang History Presentation

If you would like to donate items to the museum or provide input, please reach out to the Deputy Director. Hooyah, history!

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