Training, Naval Officers

In the U.S. Navy, training and education for future and current officers take place across a spectrum of topics to ensure that commissioned officers are prepared for their duties in a number of different environments. Officer training is conducted primarily at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, in the Naval Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (NROTC) at higher education institutions around the country, and at Officer Training Command in Newport, Rhode Island. Graduate-level training is conducted at the Naval War College (NWC) in Newport, Rhode Island. The major commissioning programs for future officers are at the Naval Academy, the NROTC, and the Officer Candidate School (located within Officer Training Command Newport).

The U.S. Naval Academy

Naval Secretary George Bancroft founded the U.S. Naval School at Fort ...

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