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ODS is designed to provide newly commissioned Navy officers with the basic information required to understand Naval culture. It is designed to help create future Navy leaders who support the fleet. Ideally, the first Active Duty Training (ADT) by students is ODS.  ODS is located in Newport, Rhode Island and lasts for 5 weeks. For more information about ODS go to the website located at

Note:  During ODS if you exceed the allowable weight for your height you could be sent back home. If you fail to pass the Physical Readiness Test administered  the first several days at ODS,  or fail to pass the third class swim test, you will be placed into a remedial fitness program for the time you are at ODS.   If you fail to pass the allowable weight for your height, PRT standards, or the Navy third class swim test by the time you graduate ODS, your failure will be noted in the Navy's PRT tracking system and will follow you in HPSP and on active duty.  

Step 1: Choose the date that is best for your schedule.
25010 10/06/2024 11/08/2024
25020 1/12/2025 2/14/2025
25030 2/23/2025 3/28/2025
25040 3/30/2025 5/2/2025
25050 5/4/2025 6/6/2025
25060 6/8/2025 7/11/2025
25070 7/20/2025 8/22/2025
25080 8/24/2025 9/26/2025
Seats are limited. The earlier you apply for a seat, the better your chances of getting the desired date. Please note that for planning purposes, graduation occurs on the morning of the "Graduation Date."
Step 2: Ensure that you have a current Annual Verification Form and HIV on file.
Your HIV must be within 2 years and your Annual Verification Form must be within 1 year from the date of your application. For questions about your HIV and annual verification status, contact Accessions Medical Section. The Accessions Department Medical Section will FEDEX your health, immunization, and dental records directly to Officer Development School. You do not have to request them or hand carry them. When you have completed ODS, your health and dental records will be FEDEXed back to the Accessions Medical Section. If you have had additional immunizations since your HPSP physical, taking a copy of these immunizations with you may save you from getting them again from the Navy.

Step 3: Request Orders for ODS
Use the Annual Training Request Form to input your personal information and identify the class you want to attend. Scan and send your completed form to Please ensure that you encrypt your documents using the process to send documents encrypted in the section “CONTACT ACCESSIONS, COMMUNICATING WITH NAVMEDAD.” You will receive an acknowledgement email from the ADT staff.   If the class you requested is no longer available, you will be notified via email.  The ADT staff will make all travel arrangements for you based on your request on the ADT Request form. DO NOT ARRANGE YOUR OWN TRAVEL.  IF YOU PERSONALLY PAY FOR A PLANE TICKET YOU WILL NOT BE REIMBURSED. 
Step 4: Receipt of Itinerary and Orders:
Check back with the ADT staff 6 weeks prior to travel for ODS to ensure all necessary paperwork has been completed and that we have an accurate email address for you.  Once your ODS orders have been processed and a travel itinerary has been issued an ADT staff member will send it to you via email.  If you do not have your orders and itinerary 5 days prior to your travel date, contact the NAVMEDAD ADT staff immediately at

All personnel traveling via air are issued travel e-tickets from the Navy.  E-tickets are available no earlier than 3 days PRIOR to the actual day of travel.  Accessions ADT staff include your email address when requesting your orders and airline tickets.  This email is used by SATO (the Navy's travel agency) to send your e-ticket to you.  If you do not receive your e-ticket 3 days prior to your day of travel, contact the ADT staff immediately.  If flying out on a Sunday and you do not have your e-ticket by Friday morning at 9:00 am (Eastern), contact ADT staff IMMEDIATELY. (If you do not have a ticket issued by the Navy, and you purchase your own, you will not be reimbursed for the cost of the ticket.)

Always read your orders and be sure you understand what you are required to do. If you have questions, contact the Accessions AT Section at
You are responsible for reading your travel orders and following your travel orders as written. Always read your orders and be sure you understand what you are required to do.  The ADT staff will not change your travel orders to accommodate personnel travel.  If you have questions, contact the NAVMEDAD ADT Section at
Step 5: Execute Your Orders:
Travel to ODS when indicated on your travel itinerary orders. Save all receipts for tolls and taxis or other means of travel to the airport and ODS.  You will need these items in order to be reimbursed appropriately when you submit your travel claim.  If you have travel issues or flight connection problems while traveling to ODS, contact the SATO number listed in your orders.  If you do not use the first part of a round trip airplane ticket to get to ODS, the return flight will be automatically cancelled.  You must notify if you fail to follow your scheduled air travel.  The travel office (SATO) is responsible for arranging your transportation and will not reissue flights without an order modification from the ADT staff.  We will not modify your orders after the fact if you decided to deviate from the scheduled travel arrangements.
Step 6: Submit Travel Claim:
You must submit a travel claim within 5 days of completing your travel.  Click here for information on how to submit a travel claim. If you fail to submit a travel claim, you will not be eligible for further annual training, and could be delayed in  coming on active duty after you graduate.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding ODS, please send an e-mail to wiith a subject line of ODS Application.

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