NERVOUS FOR NEWPORT?, by Ensign Greg Melville
10 Ways to Prepare for the Direct Commission Officer Indoctrination Course
So, you’re a new Navy Reserve DCO. Congratulations. You’ve probably got the uniform, and you know how to say “sir” and “ma’am” real well. Now there’s just one more thing, newbie: learning how to be a Navy officer. The two-week indoctrination course for reservists at Naval Base Newport is your starting point. The chiefs who do such a fantastic job of running the program probably wouldn’t be pleased if we give you the lowdown on exactly what DCO school entails, so at least allow us to provide some insight on how to prepare.