What is US Navy ODS?
ODS is a five-week program that provides a comprehensive and intense introduction to the responsibilities of Navy Staff Corps Officers. They will learn about the military structure of the U.S. Navy, its rich history of traditions and customs, leadership development and military etiquette.
What is the difference between OCS and ODS?
Here’s the difference: OCS is a 12-week program that culminates with the class getting commissioned as Ensigns in the Navy. ODS is a 5-week program where people are ODS school is for existing Officers to attend.
What are military ODS?
NAVY.COM. OFFICER DEVELOpMENt SChOOL. Officer Development School (ODS) is a five-week program located at Naval Station Newport in Rhode Island. ODS trains already-commissioned Officers who are pursuing careers in a specific field of study such as nuclear engineering, chaplaincy, oceanography or health care.
Can you fail ODS?
Plan and simple you can’t really “fail” out of ODS unless you do something very, very bad. That said, it is what you make it. A lot of people in my class didn’t really take it seriously because you can’t fail, which was really frustrating for me.
What can I expect at Navy ODS?
While at ODS you will complete three PRT’s (an In PRT, Mid PRT, and Out PRT). Physical Training will include two to three days of strength and conditioning exercises to include, pushups, sit-ups, and various other exercises. Students will run three to four days per week.
What should I bring to ODS?
Bring copies even if recruiter is sending record to ODS.
- Direct Deposit.
- Service members Group Life Insurance (SGLI)
- State Legal Residence.
- DD-Form 93.
- Marriage License (if applicable). (
- Spouse’s original unexpired identification card (driver’s license, approved state identification card or passport) if applicable.
Do you get paid for ODS?
New accession officers, will be paid at the dependent location. Direct commissions from enlisted status, will be paid at the rate they were receiving prior to reporting to ODS.
What to expect when taking ODS?
ODS is physically demanding, but will also mentally challenge you as you learn about different aspects of the United States Navy including military structure, traditions and customs, the legal system, and finally, military etiquette.