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Naval Officer Candidate School (OCS), NETC Newport, Rhode Island


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OFFICER CANDIDATE SCHOOL, KING HALL, NEWPORT, R.I.

CURRICULUM (16 Weeks):

OCS had an active program of physical training which included strength-building exercise, aerobic exercise, and weight control.   Physical training took place at least three times a week.   Candidates began aerobic exercise and cardiovascular conditioning through daily walk/run periods.   Here were the minimum Navy Physical standards in the following age groups:

MALE Age 20-29 30-39 40-49
Sit-ups (max/min) 100 / 40 100 / 32 100 / 28
Push-ups (max/min) 67 / 29 67 / 23 67 / 20
1.5 mile run (max/min) 8:10 / 13:45 8:10 / 15:30 8:10 / 16:30
FEMALE Age 20-29 30-39 40-49
Sit-ups (max/min) 100 / 33 100 / 27 100 / 24
Push-ups (max/min) 67 / 11 67 / 5 67 / 5
1.5 mile run (max/min) 8:10 / 15:45 8:10 / 17:15 8:10 / 18:15

One must also pass the third-class swimming test which consists of stepping off a 5-foot tower, swimming non-stop for 50 yards using any survival stroke, and staying afloat for five minutes using the water survival prone (face down in water) float.  The water survival portion requires you to dress in shirt and trousers (over a swimsuit), enter the water feet first, remove your outer clothing in the water, and inflate them for support.

OCS Graduation in Newport, RI                   Commissioning Document

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           In "Spats" after a Parade             Dad and I at Newport, at OCS       Mom and I at the OCS Graduation Ball

Mom and Dad at "The Breakers"  - Mansion of Cornelius Vanderbuilt:

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The "Breakers" in Newport, R.I. makes "Hearst Castle" in California look small

The Town of Newport, Rhode Island:

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Updated: 01/26/2004