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DCOIC Gouge for those about to commission as a DCO

bubblehead

Registered Member
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You will have to attend NOSC INDOC (because your paperwork has changed since you were enlisted). You will have to attend DCOIC. You will likely have to attend all of RNIOBC.

Some people gripe “I already know most of this stuff, why am I here?” Smart people say “I already know most of this stuff, so this is an opportunity to help along my peers and improve areas where I’m weaker.” Attitude is a huge part of being a successful JO.
I've not seen any waivers for Reserve NIOBC. You will not get a waiver for DCOIC, and neither for INDOC.

Just ride the wave and bring something to read.
 

Reservist

Active Member
I've not seen any waivers for Reserve NIOBC. You will not get a waiver for DCOIC, and neither for INDOC.

Just ride the wave and bring something to read.
I know - go search ect... Anyone know where to look for any gauge on the possibility of getting RNIOBC done before DCIOC?

It's my understanding that we have to get DCIOC in before RNIOBC. I'm not looking to skip DCOIC or any training, just interested in seeing if the order can be changed up a bit.

I'm pumped for DCOIC - easy two weeks for a qualifying year! Woohoo! The schedule looks tight for getting the DCOIC in early this year. My wife and I are expecting a daughter in May.

That being said, I saw someplace on here that people have been able to get a seat RNIOBC before DCOIC with a waiver.

DCIOC is booked from now to May from what I understand. Obviously - I'll drill but I'm not going away for AT in May, June, July because I'm not crazy. My wife will put up with a deployment or two while I finish out my 20 with a little Navy wife pride, but taking off for a few weeks after the birth of our first child by choice - hmmmm. Nope!

If I could do a RNIOBC course before May - that would be stellar. Long shot - I'm feeling it out. Anybody got any good Rumint?
 

devilbones

Active Member
I know - go search ect... Anyone know where to look for any gauge on the possibility of getting RNIOBC done before DCIOC?

It's my understanding that we have to get DCIOC in before RNIOBC. I'm not looking to skip DCOIC or any training, just interested in seeing if the order can be changed up a bit.

I'm pumped for DCOIC - easy two weeks for a qualifying year! Woohoo! The schedule looks tight for getting the DCOIC in early this year. My wife and I are expecting a daughter in May.

That being said, I saw someplace on here that people have been able to get a seat RNIOBC before DCOIC with a waiver.

DCIOC is booked from now to May from what I understand. Obviously - I'll drill but I'm not going away for AT in May, June, July because I'm not crazy. My wife will put up with a deployment or two while I finish out my 20 with a little Navy wife pride, but taking off for a few weeks after the birth of our first child by choice - hmmmm. Nope!

If I could do a RNIOBC course before May - that would be stellar. Long shot - I'm feeling it out. Anybody got any good Rumint?
I know in my unit you can not take any orders until you complete DCOIC. There are 14 seats available for the 04/07 class and 31 available for the 04/21 class.
 

ABMD

Pork Chop
I know - go search ect... Anyone know where to look for any gauge on the possibility of getting RNIOBC done before DCIOC?

It's my understanding that we have to get DCIOC in before RNIOBC. I'm not looking to skip DCOIC or any training, just interested in seeing if the order can be changed up a bit.


DCIOC is booked from now to May from what I understand. Obviously - I'll drill but I'm not going away for AT in May, June, July because I'm not crazy. My wife will put up with a deployment or two while I finish out my 20 with a little Navy wife pride, but taking off for a few weeks after the birth of our first child by choice - hmmmm. Nope!

If I could do a RNIOBC course before May - that would be stellar. Long shot - I'm feeling it out. Anybody got any good Rumint?
Be thankful it's book till May. You do not want to go to Newport Nov-May unless you're and Eskimo.
 

Reservist

Active Member
I know in my unit you can not take any orders until you complete DCOIC. There are 14 seats available for the 04/07 class and 31 available for the 04/21 class.
Thanks All! - I drill in Newport - I'll be there this weekend. It is cold - no joke -strange cold. I was assigned to a unit years back out of Newport that drilled in civilian clothes/business casual. Seriously nearly froze my face off.

Newport is one of the best places to drill I've ever been lucky enough to be assigned to DCOIC will be a blast for you guys. Base has everything. Only wish we'd have more down time. Awesome spot!
 

bubblehead

Registered Member
Contributor
You do not want to go to Newport Nov-May unless you're and Eskimo.
It's a good opportunity to lose some pounds. I lost 15 - 20 in two weeks - I was already well within standards - when I was there just before winter. I slept in my PT gear (with t-shirt), wool socks, skull cap, and wool blanket. It was still cold as f*ck. But, I did drop some body fat.
 

Reservist

Active Member
It's a good opportunity to lose some pounds. I lost 15 - 20 in two weeks - I was already well within standards - when I was there just before winter. I slept in my PT gear (with t-shirt), wool socks, skull cap, and wool blanket. It was still cold as f*ck. But, I did drop some body fat.
That is some impressive weight loss! Usually takes me 10-12 weeks to lose that kinds of weight. Enlisted boot camp was a long time ago for me, but I'm not sure I dropped or gained much weight then. I'd love to drop a few pounds at DCOIC! I'm also well within weight standards - scored outstanding low on my last PFT. I stay under 185 but I like to stay under 175 and I ideally 165-170 - I can get that lean but I can't seem to hold it. 175 is about what I can hold when I'm most diligent.

As a reservist that drills out of Newport - the food at the galley on drill weekends is terrible. I hear it's better during the week. I'm a desk jockey 9-5 on the civilian side, but I live in the city and walk to and from work about 2 miles each way.

If we march a lot and eat poorly at DCOIC - maybe we can all hope to shed a few pounds.

Were you able to keep the weight off? The million dollar question...
 

Hair Warrior

JO 1835
Contributor
It's a good opportunity to lose some pounds. I lost 15 - 20 in two weeks - I was already well within standards - when I was there just before winter. I slept in my PT gear (with t-shirt), wool socks, skull cap, and wool blanket. It was still cold as f*ck. But, I did drop some body fat.
Same here. I was there during major winter blizzards. Cold as F at night. Slept on top of a pre-made bed to avoid making it every day. On the last night, I actually slept under the wool blankets (like a normal person) and was completely warm - go figure.

Wish I'd instead brought my legit cold-weather REI sleeping bag and foam pad, and just slept on the floor the whole time.
 

Reservist

Active Member
Same here. I was there during major winter blizzards. Cold as F at night. Slept on top of a pre-made bed to avoid making it every day. On the last night, I actually slept under the wool blankets (like a normal person) and was completely warm - go figure.
You guys did the old set it and forget it hey - make the bed with hospital corners once, sleep on them, tidy up the corner and move out for the day?

I'm sure they really do keep you moving. I can tell DCOIC is also totally different from enlisted boot camp too. Are you that busy? Like no time or even need to think because someone is telling you what to do constantly? Or is it more - you know where you need to be and you get yourself there?
 

Hair Warrior

JO 1835
Contributor
You guys did the old set it and forget it hey - make the bed with hospital corners once, sleep on them, tidy up the corner and move out for the day?

I'm sure they really do keep you moving. I can tell DCOIC is also totally different from enlisted boot camp too. Are you that busy? Like no time or even need to think because someone is telling you what to do constantly? Or is it more - you know where you need to be and you get yourself there?
DCOIC was great. I took it seriously, worked as a team, and enjoyed every minute. It's easy if you have the right attitude and always work as a team to do what you're expected to do. Here's the nuance: The senior chiefs and class officer set expectations, and it's up to you (especially DIVO and ADIVO) to live up to those expectations as a class. No one's really ordering you around. (An analogy for being an officer.)
 
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