REFERENCES ► CUTTER TRAINING AND QUALIFACTION MANUAL COMDTINST M3502.4 (series)
Cutter Commanding Officers/Officers-in-Charge Carry out an active unit-training program based on the requirements of this Manual and area/district directives. Carry out an active unit-training program based on the requirements of this Manual and area/district directives. Provide appropriate level of guidance to ensure cutter personnel receive the quantity and quality of training needed to carry out assigned missions. Provide appropriate level of guidance to ensure cutter personnel receive the quantity and quality of training needed to carry out assigned missions. Shall approve the Unit Training Plan - Shall approve the Unit Training Plan - It shall, at a minimum, identify time slots for all scheduled drills, exercises, all-hands training and departmental/divisional training. It shall, at a minimum, identify time slots for all scheduled drills, exercises, all-hands training and departmental/divisional training.
UNIT TRAINING PROGRAM ► Begins with the CO/OINC that must provide an appropriate level of command emphasis to ensure a viable training program. ► Training Board membership shall, at a minimum, include the executive officer, training officer, all department heads, educational services officer, damage control assistant and corpsman (if assigned).
► Each unit shall promulgate a unit training instruction that, at a minimum, addresses the following: ► Internal procedures and guidelines for conduct of the Training Board including the required frequency of convening. ► Personnel assigned to carry out the PQS responsibilities listed in Chapter 5, paragraph C.1.a.-e. of this Manual. ► Training Board membership by name or position/title. ► A list of PQS qualifiers by subject matter and name or position/title. ► OBTT membership by name. ► Internal routing procedures for exercise evaluation sheets, departmental/divisional training records and PQS/JQR qualification records. ► Responsibilities, policies and procedures associated with the Indoctrination Program.
Final Certifying Authority ► The CO/OINC - for OOD, TAO, boarding officer, boarding team member small boat coxswain, and surface swimmer. ► XO/XPO or department heads - for other watchstations.
Interim Qualification. ► Commands may authorize interim qualification for all watchstations. ► Except that personnel conducting Law Enforcement boardings: must be fully qualified in accordance with Boarding Officer/Boarding Team Member Personal Qualification Standard (PQS), COMDTINST M16247.3 (series) and other applicable instructions. ► Interim qualification for these watchstations is not authorized.
Re-qualification ► CO/OINC CO/OINC CO/OINC ► Each individual shall go through a requalification process when they transfer to new commands. Other situations wherein requalification may be necessary are when revised PQS is received and, in the CO/OINC judgment, changes to the standard warrant requalification; or when the validity of an individual’s qualification is suspect in the eyes of the CO/OINC. There are some general qualifications that can be transferred from command-to-command at the discretion of the CO/OINC. However, under normal circumstances, a previously qualified individual must requalify in installed systems and items unique to the unit. Personnel falling into this category should have a tailored qualification program laid out for them shortly after arrival at their new command.
CUTTER SWIMMER JQR ► Cutters shall maintain two (2) qualified swimmers at all times. ► ► The decision to deploy the swimmer rests with the CO/OINC. ► ► Units shall info COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC//G-OCU-3// on any SITREPs that describe cutter swimmer deployments.
TRAINING TEAMS ► OBTT – ONBOARD TRAINING TEAMS Composed of the most qualified officers and petty officers shall be organized to assist the CO/OINC in training individuals and teams, and in evaluating performance during drills and exercises. Composed of the most qualified officers and petty officers shall be organized to assist the CO/OINC in training individuals and teams, and in evaluating performance during drills and exercises. ► ► CO/OINC determines the number and size of training teams based on available personnel and training requirements. Training team members must be approved by the CO/OINC. Training team members must be approved by the CO/OINC.
► Damage Control Training Team (DCTT). ► Engineering Training Team (ETT). ► Navigation and Seamanship Training Team (NSTT).
Special and Emergency Operations and Procedures (SEOPS) ► SEOPS is a performance based training and Qualification system specifically designed for cutters 175’ and less. ► ► SEOPS combines standard doctrine, a core and strand unit level training and qualification system and training team visits to enhance and sustain cutter readiness. Volume I of the SEOPS unit level training system is equivalent to the Navy Damage Control PQS (NAVEDTRA 43119 (series) sections 301, 302, 303, 304, 305 and 307 and an adequate substitute. ► ► SEOPS - cutters will utilize the standardized Drill Performance Check Sheets for each shipboard exercise.
DRILL SHEETS ► ► A numerical score based on 100 maximum points shall be used and scoring factors shall be predetermined on exercise evaluation sheets. Major safety violations will result in the observer deducting 40 points. Minor safety violations will result in a 10 or 15-point deduction as determined by the observer. Standard grading factors are: ► ► 100 - 95% Outstanding ► ► 94.9 - 88% Excellent ► ► 87.9 - 75% Good ► ► 6-2 74.9 - 62.5% Satisfactory ► ► 62.4 and below Unsatisfactory