Ensign Justin R. Pratt graduated from Officer Candidate School (OCS) at Officer Training Command, Newport Rhode Island, Oct. 31, 2014, receiving his Commission as a Surface Warfare Officer in the United States Navy. The 12-week OCS program is designed to give a working knowledge of the Navy (afloat and ashore) and prepares the candidate to assume the responsibilities of a Naval Officer. OCS is extremely demanding — morally, mentally and physically. Personal honor, courage and commitment are tested at OCS and candidates are challenged to live up to the highest standards of these core values. Ensign Pratt is a 2006 graduate of Linden High School and his parents are Jackie and Jeff Pratt of Fenton. He is currently stationed in San Diego, California.