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