Supply Corps Officer Program
The basic requirements for selection to the Supply Corps Officer Candidate indoctrination and training program for college graduates. Program leads to appointment on active duty as a Navy Ensign in designator 3100.
Those selected will attend 12 weeks of Officer Candidate School (OCS) followed by 26 weeks of Navy Supply Corps School in Newport, Rhode Island.
SUPPO Officer Qualifications
Applicants must be a citizen of the United States. Applicants must be at least 19 years old and be of such age that they will not have passed their 29th birthday on their commissioning date. Maximum age limit may be adjusted for personnel with prior active service who possess particularly exceptional qualifications, skills, and experience provided the applicants can be commissioned prior to their 35th birthday. Supply Corps Officer Community Manager will carefully consider each request. Age waiver requests will not be automatically approved.
Officer Aptitude Rating (OAR) of at least 40 must be achieved on the Aviation Selection Test Battery. The OAR is derived from the first three sections of the exam.
Applicants must possess a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college or university.
- GPA: Cumulative grade point average of at least 2.8 on a 4.0 scale.
- Major: Degrees in business or Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) concentrations are preferred, but not required.
Applicants must be physically qualified and aeronautically adapted in accordance with the physical standards established by the Manual of the Medical Department, Chapter 15 and as detailed in Department of Defense Directive 6130.3. Candidates must meet the physical fitness weight and/or percentage of body fat standards at the time of application and at time of commissioning.
Per Department of Defense Instruction 1304.26: Persons entering the Armed Forces should be of good moral character. The underlying purpose of moral character enlistment standards is to minimize entrance of persons who are likely to become disciplinary cases or security risks or who disrupt good order, morale, and discipline. The Military Services are responsible for the defense of the nation and should not be viewed as a source of rehabilitation for those who have not subscribed to the legal and moral standards of society at large. Moral standards of acceptability for service are designed to disqualify the following categories of persons (Navy Moral Waiver Guide):
- Individuals under any form of judicial restraint (bond, probation, imprisonment, and/or parole).
- Those with significant criminal records.
- Persons convicted of felonies may request a waiver to permit their enlistment. The waiver procedure is not automatic and approval is based on each individual case, including consideration of the individual's adjustment to civilian life.
- In processing waiver requests, the Military Services shall require information about the "who, what, when, where, and/or why" of the offense in question; and a number of letters of recommendation from responsible community leaders; such as school officials, ministers, and law enforcement officials, attesting to the applicant's character or suitability for enlistment.
- Those who have been previously separated from the Military Services under conditions other than honorable or for the good of the Military Service concerned.
- Those who have exhibited antisocial behavior or other traits of character that may render them unfit to associate with military personnel.
Candidates will enter training within one year following selection. A one year extension will only be granted for medical problems, severe personal problems, or immediate family hardship. No extension will be granted for pursuit of a higher degree.
Training begins at Officer Candidate School (OCS) for 12 weeks and consists of basic Naval Officer indoctrination. Pay during OCS will be that of an E-5 unless trainee is senior to E-5. Appointment is contingent on completion of the prescribed course of instruction as determined by the Commander, Naval Education and Training. Following commissioning, officers will be assigned to Navy Supply Corps School for completion of the 26 week Basic Qualification Course (BQC).
Active Duty Obligation
Selectees incur a four year active duty obligation from the date of appointment. The balance of service, sufficient to complete eight years total, may be served in a Ready Reserve status.