Aviation Officer Candidate

Aviation Officer Candidate School

Aviation School / December 26, 2017

The basic requirements for selection to the Aviation Officer Candidate indoctrination and training for college graduates. The program will ultimately lead to an appointment on active duty as a Navy Ensign, designator 1310. Those selected will attend Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island, and will initially be commissioned as a Student Naval Aviator, designator 1390, and after commissioning they will attend the designator-specific training as prescribed by the Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA) located in Pensacola, FL.

AOC Officer Qualifications

Applicants must be a citizen of the United States. Applicants must be at least 19 years old and not have passed their 27th birthday on commissioning. For applicants with prior active duty military service, waivers may be granted on a month-for-month basis up to 24 months for active duty served prior to their 27th birthday to a maximum age of 29. For applicants older than 27 at time of commissioning, waiver requests are possible.


Applicants must possess a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college or university. No restrictions on college majors, but degrees in technical disciplines are preferred.

A candidate may be enlisted prior to receiving a baccalaureate degree on condition that the candidate be able to attain a degree and begin OCS training with in the required 18 months.


The Aviation Selection Test Battery (ASTB) minimum score of a 4 Academic Qualification Rating (AQR) and a Pilot Flight Aptitude Rating (PFAR) of 5.

Physical Requirements

Applicants must be physically qualified and aeronautically adapted in accordance with the physical standards established by the Chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (CHBUMED). Active duty military members accepted as candidates must obtain an aviation physical exam from a qualified flight surgeon to determine aeronautical adaptability. Candidates must meet the physical fitness weight and/or percentage of body fat standards at the time of application and at time of commissioning.

Source of Naval Aviator Applicants

Civilians who have not disenrolled previously from any military flight training program for reasons other than minor medical conditions which were temporarily disqualifying.

Source: www.navycs.com