Officer Training Command changes commanding officers
NAVAL STATION NEWPORT, R. I. – A change of command ceremony was held for Officer Training Command (OTC) in the Captain Howard N. Kay Hall Feb. 24.
In the traditional naval ceremony, Capt. Vernon P. Kemper relieved Capt. Kenneth L. Gray as commanding officer of OTC.
The Chief of Staff of Naval Service Training Command (NSTC), Capt. Caroline M. Olinger, was the keynote speaker at the ceremony.
“It’s great to be with you this morning for today’s Change of Command, the time-honored ceremony that formally transfers command and authority from one superb Naval officer to another,” Olinger said.
OTC is overseen by NSTC, headquartered at Naval Station Great Lakes, Ill. NSTC manages all initial Navy officer and enlisted accessions training except for the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA).
OTC oversees five officer training schools located aboard Naval Station Newport. There is the Officer Candidate School (OCS); the Officer Development School (ODS); Direct Commission Officer Indoctrination School (DCOIC); Limited Duty Officer and Chief Warrant Officer (LDO/CWO) Academy and the Seaman-to-Admiral (STA-21) school. The staff officers, RDCs and Marine Corps Drill Instructore (DIs) also provide training assistance for these schools, especially with the academic and physical training of the students.
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