Naval officers are expected to be a model of physical fitness
to their sailors and the American public. Candidates who
successfully complete training at Officer Candidate School (OCS)
within the 13-week course, arrive meeting above average physical
standards. Candidates who arrive at minimum physical standards
will struggle to complete the school in the allotted time, and
are also subject to disenrollment.
During the first two days of training, candidates will
undergo a Body Composition Analysis (BCA). If a candidate is
found to exceed allowable limits, they are subject to removal
from their class and / or disenrollment from the program.
During the first week of training, candidates will be
required to pass an initial Navy Physical Fitness Assessment
(PFA) to determine suitability to initiate physical training.
Candidates must be able to complete the initial PFA with a