Accession Number : ADP001389

Title :   The Officer Candidate Preparatory School: An Intense Program that Doubles as a Personnel Assessment Center,


Personal Author(s) : Washbush,John B.

Report Date : 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : This paper summarizes the development of the Navy's Officer Candidate Preparatory School. Inaugurated on a pilot basis in 1980, two classes have been conducted at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill during two consecutive summers. Designed as an initiative to increase the number of minority group members qualified for admission to the Navy's Officer Candidate Schools, this program provides, during an 8-week period, instruction in English, mathematics, chemistry and physics, and naval science. In addition, general military training is provided, including drill, physical training, and general military indoctrination. As the program has evolved during the pilot development phase, it can be considered to be akin to a personnel management center producing an atmosphere very much like an Officer Candidate School and providing for in-depth analysis and assessment of student learning, skill building, and motivation.

Descriptors :   *Officer personnel, *Naval training, *Military doctrine, *Personnel development, Military training, Mathematics, English language, Chemistry, Physics, Education, Minorities, Ethnic groups, Leadership, Aptitude tests, Skills, Careers, Personnel selection, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE