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The Leadership Development Center offers more than 20 leadership courses to over 5,000 Officer, Enlisted, Reservist, and Civilian Coast Guard personnel annually. We also offer technical skills training to members assigned to command cadre positions aboard cutters, small boat stations, and marine safety security teams. Training occurs at one of three training sites (located in New London, Connecticut; Petaluma, California; and Yorktown, Virginia) or through exportable training held in the field at various units.

Our courses have received military programs evaluation by the American Council on Education and have received recommended semester hours credit in the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category and/or upper-division baccalaureate category. For any questions concerning ACE credits for Coast Guard courses, contact the Registrar's Office at the U.S. Coast Guard Institute.

Our mission is to educate, develop, train, and inspire leaders of character.

LDC Courses

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This three-day course is designed to provide consistent leadership and supervisory training to apprentice level personnel. This course is specifically intended to assist member growth from individual contributor to first-line supervisor. ALP provides a foundation in several leadership framework competencies associated with worker-level competencies in the Coast Guard. The Apprentice Leadership Program is taught during the course of instruction at all of the Coast Guard’s “A” Schools, as well as the DEPOT program at Training Center Cape May.

Target Audience
Class “A” school students, direct petty officer accessions at Cape May, New Jersey

American Council on Education (A.C.E.) Accreditation
Course #:
502203
Location: Coast Guard Training Center, Yorktown, VA; Training Center, Cape May, NJ; Coast Guard Training Center, Petaluma, CA; Maritime Law Enforcement Academy, Charleston, SC; Aviation Technical Training Center, Elizabeth City, NC
Length: 3 days (22 hours)
Exhibit Dates: 4/10–Present
Credits: In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in leadership (2/11)

General course questions can be addressed to:
Sarah.E.Schafer@uscg.mil or (860) 701-6699

Course Convenings (Search by Course Number 502203: CG Portal - CG Personnel Only under ETQC Course Catalog)

 

CAPT Course Mission
This four-day course provides Commanding Officers and Officers-in-Charge with leadership and administrative tools to successfully perform as a unit leader within the Coast Guard organization.

CAPT Scope
Commandant has mandated all Commanding Officers and Officers-in-Charge shall receive command training to ensure alignment with Coast Guard leadership principles, organizational goals, and administrative practices. While Afloat, Sector, and Boat Forces units have established and curriculum-approved command cadre courses, other Coast Guard commands did not. The Command Assignment Preparation Training (CAPT) was developed to fill that void. The course is convened multiple times annually.

The fundamental course objectives are to prepare Commanding Officers and Officers-in-Charge in the pay grades of E-7 to O-6 to safely and effectively conduct Coast Guard missions at their assigned unit while fostering a positive workforce environment. The course content revolves around three main themes:

  • Command and Leadership

  • Command Climate

  • Mission Support

    Staff 

Commander Mark Walsh

School Chief

860-701-6675

Lieutenant Commander Nolan Cuevas

Assistant School Chief

860-701-6872

Lieutenant Chris Salerno

Senior Instructor

860-444-8222

Master Chief David Riser

Instructor

860-701-6476

Mr. John Hayes

Training Specialist

860-701-6318

Course Convenings (Search by Course Number 502809: CG Portal - CG Personnel Only)

Welcome to the United States Coast Guard Leadership and Management School (LAMS). The Leadership and Management School is a one-week course designed to enhance supervisory skills for first line supervisors. The course develops skills to: communicate effectively, influence others positively, create an environment that motivates performance, get the job done while taking care of subordinates, encourage personal ethics, and promote teamwork. This course has been evaluated by the American Council on Education, which recommends LAMS have three college credits. All LAMS graduates receive the credit on their military transcript.

  • Convening Dates 

     

  • LAMS Business Rules 

    Locations
    Resident courses for LAMS are offered at TRACEN Petaluma, TRACEN Yorktown and the Leadership Development Center (LDC), which resides at the Coast Guard Academy. In addition, the LDC provides up to 74 LAMS courses hosted locally at CG units across the country every fiscal year.

    How to Apply as a Student 

1. Review LAMS convening dates on ETQC’s CG Portal page and in ETQC shared documents. Select the Job Aid to learn more about the application process.

2. Identify an appropriate course to attend and at least two alternate sessions using the following criteria:
  a. If you are located within 50 miles of the Exportable Host Unit session(s), you will first request attendance at your local   convening(s).
  b. If you are located outside of 50 miles from the Exportable Host Unit session(s) or have operational, medical, or work-life    constraints with your local exportable convening(s), you should request attendance at a resident convening.

3. Follow your local operating procedures to submit an ETR, ensuring at least two alternate sessions have been included in the comments section of the ETR request. List all operational constraints and special circumstances in your comments.

NOTE: Classes tend to fill up several months in advance so submit your ETR early.

For Reservists:
Reserve members are authorized to only utilize ADT-OTD for exportable training in accordance with policy.

LAMS Exportable Class Information 

1. The LAMS schedulers are as follows:
  Districts 1, 8, and 9 please contact CWO4 Craig Kerby at (860)701-8031 or Craig.J.Kerby@uscg.mil

  Districts 5 and 7 please contact CWO4 Stephen Engle at 757-856-3500 ext. 3377 or Stephen.L.Engle@uscg.mil

  Districts 11, 13, 14 and 17 please contact CWO4 David Thirion at (705) 765-7417 or
David.Thirion@uscg.mil
  ETQC Scheduler, please contact Ms. Emily Renick at (757) 366-6573 or Emily.L.Renick
@uscg.mil 

2. LT Christian Wildhagen is the LAMS School Chief and should be contacted for issues that cannot be addressed by the above schedulers. Please contact him at (860)-701-6765 or Christian.E.Wildhagen@uscg.mil

3. The LAMS Host Unit Checklist provides additional information and guides POCs in preparing for a successful course.

Target Audience (Active Duty and Reserve)  

  • E-5: LAMS is a requirement for all E-5s to advance to E-6. These members shall have priority seating in the class before any other eligible students.

  • GS 7-11, O-1, O-2, E-4 above the cut for E-5, and E-6: These personnel receive secondary priority.

  • O-1 and O-2: It is highly recommended O-1s and O-2s attend regardless of accession-level LAMS training.

    Other Eligible Personnel  

  • CG NAF employees (all), CG Work-Life (all)

  • CG Auxiliary personnel (FC, VFC, and FSO)

  • Other federal or state agency employees in positions of leadership

  • Members who have taken LAMS previously are eligible and encouraged to retake the course if more than three years have passed since they last attended the training

    Uniforms 

    Only ODUs or Tropical Blue Long will be authorized. See your orders for more details.

    American Council on Education (A.C.E.) Accreditation
    Course #:
    340720
    Location: Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut
    Length: 1 week (38 hours)
    Exhibit Dates: 10/08–Present
    Credit Recommendation: In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in leadership (8/12)

    Course Convenings: (Search by Course Number 340720: CG Portal - CG Personnel Only) 

    Additional information can be found on the

    CG Portal

    :

    https://cg.portal.uscg.mil/communities/leadership-development/LAMS/SitePages/Home.aspx

This is a two-week training course designed to prepare personnel to successfully serve in senior leadership and command positions at Boat Forces units ashore. Although not pipeline, this course is required for the command cadre and engineering petty officer personnel at all boat forces units.

BFCC Scope
This course prepares all members in receipt of orders to assignments as Commanding Officer, Officer-In-Charge, Executive Officer, Executive Petty Officer, or Engineering Petty Officer billets at Boat Forces units; including DSF and MFPUs, Operations Officers of MFPUs, and Logistic Officers of PSSUs; to execute their broad range of duties and responsibilities. Students are provided with the skills required to use technical terminology, locate appropriate references, complete paperwork, identify on the job challenges, and perform corrective actions which are ethically responsible and consistent with Coast Guard policy. Learning focuses on leadership and operations. Students will be evaluated on their participation in class, various writing assignments, and an examination on Coast Guard Regulations.
 

American Council on Education (A.C.E.) Accreditation
Course #:
230377
Location: Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut
Length: 2 weeks (75 hours)
Exhibit Dates: 3/09–Present
Credits: In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Leadership Principles (8/09)

Staff 

Commander Mark Walsh

School Chief

860-701-6675

Senior Chief Jay Galazin

Boat Forces School Chief

860-701-6693

MKC Jennifer Collins

Boat Forces Assistant School Chief

860-701-6621

Master Chief David Riser

Instructor

860-701-6476

Mr. John Hayes

Training Specialist

860-701-6318

Course Convenings (Search by Course Number 230377: CG Portal - CG Personnel Only under ETQC Course Catalog)

To enhance and promote operational safety, bridge team coordination, and operational risk management throughout the cutter fleet. Graduates of this course will apply the principles of Bridge Resource Management and Operational Risk Management during both operational planning and mission execution in order to prevent or reduce mishaps. Although not pipeline, this course is required by all operations officers and operations petty officers serving aboard non-major cutters.

BRM Scope
This is a four-day training course designed to prepare personnel to meet the demands of an operations officer or an operations petty officer billet on classes of cutters other than WMSL, WHEC, and WMEC. Instructional topics include operational risk management, principles of bridge resource management, crew endurance management, mission planning, and the application of navigation rules. This course meets the requirements for annual ORM refresher training as required by the Operational Risk Management Instruction, COMDTINST 3500.3. This course is Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) certified.

American Council on Education (A.C.E.) Accreditation
Course #:
500686
Location: Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut
Length: 1 week (31 hours)
Exhibit Dates: 1/11–Present
Credits: In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in bridge watchkeeping (2/11)

Staff 

Commander Mark Walsh

School Chief

860-701-6675

Lieutenant Commander Nolan Cuevas

Assistant School Chief

860-701-6872

Lieutenant Chris Salerno

Senior Instructor

860-444-8222

Master Chief David Riser

Instructor

860-701-6476

Senior Chief Jay Galazin

Boat Forces School Chief

860-701-6693

MKC Jennifer Collins

Boat Forces Assistant School Chief

860-701-6621

Mr. John Hayes

Training Specialist

860-701-6318

Course Convenings (Search by Course Number 500686: CG Portal - CG Personnel Only under ETQC Course Catalog)

CWOPD Mission
To strengthen the officer corps by preparing Chief Warrant Officers to Lead, Mentor, and Influence a diverse workforce.

CWOPD Scope
Since its inception in 1997, U.S. Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer Professional Development (CWOPD) has played a vital role in developing Leaders of Character. The present-day CWOPD is part of the Coast Guard Leadership Development Center (LDC) and is one of the schools within the Officer Accessions and Transition Branch.

Building upon individual technical skills attained through enlisted career experiences, Chief Warrant Officer Professional Development is a true officer transition course―established to provide newly commissioned CWOs the professional development they need to successfully leverage their technical specialty competencies to lead the workforce across the full spectrum of Coast Guard operations.

Requirement
As a condition of their Appointment, all new CWOs are required to attend CWOPD within 12 months of receiving their commission. Any CWO with over 24 months time-in-grade who desires to attend CWOPD is encouraged to contact the Office of the Program Manager. The Program Manager will evaluate requests for attendance on a case-by-case basis.

Staff 

LT Robert Garris

School Chief

(860) 701-6303

BOSN4 Christopher Ruleman

Assistant School Chief

(860) 701-6850

           

 

                       

 

American Council on Education (A.C.E.) Accreditation
Course #:
501614
Location: Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut
Length: 2 weeks (78 hours)
Exhibit Dates: 5/10–Present
Credits: In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in leadership, 2 in communications, and 1 in personal development (2/11)

American Council on Education (A.C.E.) Accreditation
Course #:
500736
Location: Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut
Length: 3 weeks (110 hours)
Exhibit Dates: 12/10–Present
Credits: In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate category, 3 semester hours in leadership, 2 in communications, and 1 in personal development (2/11)

Course Convenings
Two-week course (Search by Course Number 501614: CG Portal - CG Personnel Only under ETQC Course Catalog)
Three-week course (Search by Course Number 500736: CG Portal - CG Personnel Only under ETQC Course Catalog)

Areas of Emphasis
Professionalism, Effective Communications, opportunities for Career Development, and the Role and Expectations of a Chief Warrant Officer in the Coast Guard

Curriculum (alphabetical listing)
Administrative Investigations, Career Development, Computer Skills, Conflict Management, Chief Warrant Officer Uniforms, Diversity, Financial Management, Grammar and Writing Skills, Health and Wellness, Public Speaking, Project Management, Psychological Types and Behaviors, Service Etiquette, Standards of Ethical Conduct, Time Management, and Wardroom Etiquette

The Direct Commission Officer (DCO) program selects individuals from the Coast Guard Enlisted or Warrant Officer ranks, prior officers from other U.S. military services, Public Health Service (PHS) officers, Maritime Academy graduates and prior civilians with professional degrees on an "as needed" basis to satisfy the needs of the service. The mission of the DCO course is to prepare these newly commissioned officers to serve effectively in the United States Coast Guard. The DCO course is five weeks in duration and provides a basic foundation on which to build successful careers as Coast Guard officers. Topics covered include time management, teamwork, professional writing, CG business practices, Leadership and Management (LAMS) and Officer Evaluation Reports.

DCO Pre-Reporting Guide 2018 

More information on the Coast Guard's Direct Commission Program

DCO Pre-Reporting Guide 2018.pdf

American Council on Education (A.C.E.) Accreditation
Course #:
340190
Location: Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut
Length: 5 weeks (214 hours)
Exhibit Dates: 1/11–Present
Credits: In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, student will receive 2 semester hours in military science and 3 in supervision.

IMOC Mission
Student participation in this course is limited strictly to international students. In addition to improving international relationships, the course was developed to enhance and promote operational safety, bridge team coordination, and operational risk management in the international maritime environment. Graduates of this course will apply risk management, team coordination, and bridge resource management principles during operational planning and mission execution in order to prevent or reduce mishaps.

IMOC Scope
This is a four-day course imbedded within the primary 75-day IMOC course offered by the International Resident Training Branch at Training Center Yorktown. Instructional topics include operational risk management, bridge resource management, crew endurance management, the application of navigation rules, engineering roles/responsibilities, and command relationships.

Staff 

Commander Mark Walsh

School Chief

860-701-6675

Lieutenant Commander Nolan Cuevas

Assistant School Chief

860-701-6872

Lieutenant Chris Salerno

Senior Instructor

860-444-8222

Master Chief David Riser

Instructor

860-701-6476

Mr. John Hayes

Training Specialist

860-701-6318

The Midgrade Officer and Civilian Transition Course 1 is a 15-week blended course, with online training before and after the 2-week resident session. The primary focus of MOCTC 1 will be on Leading Self and Leading Others. O-3s and GS-12s, preferably in a supervisory/team leadership role, will develop their understanding of successful leadership practices to improve the climate of their workplace and increase their effectiveness in accomplishing Coast Guard missions.

Note: O-3s and GS-12s not currently serving in a supervisory/team leadership role are still highly encouraged to apply.

For information about the MOCTC 1 course, convenings, requirements, and application process, please visit TQC or COMDT CG-12C .

The Midgrade Officer and Civilian Transition Course 2 is over 22 weeks, in a blended format with online training before and after a 3-week resident session. The primary focus of MOCTC 2 will be on Leading Performance and Change and Leading the Coast Guard competencies. As New O4s and GS13s transition from serving as technical experts to organizational leaders, MOCTC 2 will help them expand their professional knowledge of the Coast Guard and gain a better understanding of how the Coast Guard interacts with external partners. MOCTC 2 will also help these officers and civilians expand their oversight responsibilities and help define the Coast Guard of the future.

For information about the MOCTC 2 course, convenings, requirements, and application process, please visit TQC or COMDT (CG-12C).

Officer Candidate Indoctrination (OCI) is a three-week program designed for College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative (CSPI) students to prepare them for Officer Candidate School (OCS). The CSPI program selects college sophomores or juniors from Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) to enlist in the Coast Guard and attend OCS following graduation from college. Once selected, CSPI students attend boot camp during the summer in between semesters and graduate as Officer Trainees (OTs) with the pay grade of E-3. OTs receive full payment of school tuition, fees, and textbooks for remaining semesters in addition to standard military benefits (housing, medical, etc.). Prior to attending OCS, OTs attend OCI, which focuses on health & physical readiness, nautical science, writing, leadership and Coast Guard missions/careers paths. There are two corollary CSPI recruiting programs that also attend OCI. The first is the Wilks Flight Initiative (WiFI) for students already enrolled in CSPI that are interested in flight school. The second is CSPI-Student Loan Repayment Program (CSPI-SLRP). The CSPI-SLRP is a tuition repayment program designed for college seniors attending an MSI.

More information on the Coast Guard's CSPI programs

OCI Pre-Reporting Guide 2018.pdf

Officer Candidate School (OCS) is an extensive 17-week course of instruction which prepares officer candidates to serve effectively as officers of the United States Coast Guard. In addition to introducing students to the military lifestyle, OCS provides a vast curriculum covering topics that are essential for performing the duties of a Coast Guard Officer. Graduates of the program receive a commission in the Coast Guard as an Ensign and are required to serve a minimum of three years on active duty service. Graduates may be assigned to a cutter, flight training, prevention or response billet. All graduates will be available for world-wide assignment.
If you have ALREADY been selected for the OCS program, consult the:

OCS Pre-Reporting Guide.pdf

OCS Health and Physical Readiness.pdf

More information on the Coast Guard's OCS application process

 

Eligibility Requirements 

Age: 

  • Temporary commission: between the ages of 21 and 34 (applicants must have reached their 21st birthday, but not their 35th birthday as of 30 September of the fiscal year in which the panel convenes).

  • Reserve commission: between the ages of 21 and 30 (applicants must have reached their 21st birthday, but not their 31st birthday as of 30 September of the fiscal year in which the panel convenes)

  • Military Status: 

     

  • If you are currently serving in another branch of the U.S. Armed Forces or are enrolled in a ROTC program, you must provide a release from your service obligations prior to entering the Coast Guard. Applicants with six or more years of non-Coast Guard active duty service are not eligible.

    Citizenship: 

    All applicants must be United States citizens.

    Qualifying Tests: 

    All applicants must provide a qualifying score on the SAT, ACT, or ASVAB. No waivers will be considered. Minimum qualifying scores are as follows:

  • SAT 1: combined 1100 on verbal and math

  • ACT: 23

  • ASVAB: 109 on ASVAB General Technical (GT) Aptitude Area after 1 July 2004; 110 prior to 1 July 2004. The GT score is obtained by combining the VE (Word Knowledge and Paragraph Comprehension) and AR (Arithmetic Reasoning) test scores.

    Physical: 

    A full medical screening will be conducted in accordance with your application.

    Health and Physical Readiness: 

    Within the first 72 hours of reporting to OCS, Officer Candidates will be given a physical fitness test to gauge your individual physical fitness level and determine your eligibility to continue in the program. To assist you with the Cadence Push-ups (2-minute time limit), use the audio recording to prepare for the push-ups. The push-ups are completed to an approved cadence that consists of pushing up for one second and lowering down for one second without stopping. There is a maximum number of 60 pushups that can be completed in a 2-minute period. See the OCS Pre-Reporting Guide for more information.

    Educational Qualifications: 

    Reserve Commission Applicants must be in their senior year or hold a baccalaureate or higher degree from an accredited college or university with a cumulative GPA of 2.5.

    Temporary Commission Applicants (active duty Coast Guard personnel E-5 and above with at least four years of active duty in any Armed Forces) must have a baccalaureate or higher degree from an accredited college or university, or 25th percentile scores on general CLEP exams, or have completed at least one year of college (30 semester or 45 quarter hours) at an accredited college or university. Temporary Commission Applicants must also have completed one college-level math class or pass the general math CLEP exam. Contact your unit Educational Service Officer for additional information.

    For information on Officer Candidate School and the application deadlines, visit GoCoastGuard.com.

    American Council on Education (A.C.E.) Accreditation
    Course #:
    340370
    Location: Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut
    Length: 17 weeks (928 hours)
    Exhibit Dates: 5/10–Present
    Credits: In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in navigation law (rules of the road), 3 in bridge watchkeeping, 2 in underway training cruise, and 3 in health and physical education. In the upper-division baccalaureate category, 3 semester hours in leadership, 4 in management, and 1 in ethics (2/11)

POPS Mission
This two-week technical development course immerses prospective operations officers into a challenging environment as they continue to hone their navigation, planning and bridge resource management skills in order to increase the level of unit readiness and promote safe mission execution during their service aboard the major cutter fleet.

POPSScope
This two-week pipeline course prepares personnel to serve as the operations officer on board a major Coast Guard cutter. The course focuses on three areas:

1. Planning: Both short range and long range patrol planning are included, the culmination of which centers around a “fully” developed patrol plan presented to a senior cutterman with prior major command experience.

2. Operational Readiness and Mission Execution: The application of skills, information and risk analysis to conduct safe and effective operations.

3. Bridge Resource Management: The manner in which people work together with their equipment, available information, and each other to prevent collisions, allusions, and groundings.

This course is Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) certified.

American Council on Education (A.C.E.) Accreditation
Course #:
501080
Location: Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut
Length: 2 weeks (66 hours)
Exhibit Dates: 4/07–Present
Credits: In the upper-division baccalaureate category, 2 semester hours in Nautical Science and 3 semester hours in Management (8/09)

Staff 

Commander Mark Walsh

School Chief

860-701-6675

Lieutenant Nolan Cuevas

Assistant School Chief

860-701-6872

Lieutenant Chris Salerno

Senior Instructor

860-444-8222

Master Chief David Riser

Instructor

860-701-6476

Mr. John Hayes

Training Specialist

860-701-6318

Course Convenings (Search by Course Number 501080: CG Portal - CG Personnel Only under ETQC Course Catalog)

Reserve Officer Candidate Indoctrination (ROCI) is a three-week course designed for individuals who have been chosen for Selected Reserve Direct Commission (SRDC) Program. ROCI prepares these individuals to serve effectively as officers of the United States Coast Guard Reserve. All Reserve officer candidates have prior service in the Coast Guard or other branch of the U.S. Armed Services. Topics covered include basic military knowledge, Coast Guard roles and missions, readiness, reserve personnel management and leadership.

If you have been selected for the ROCI program, consult the ROCI Pre-Reporting Guide for specific information to prepare you for the course.

ROCI Pre-Reporting Guide.pdf

More information on the Coast Guard's Reserve Officer Candidate Indoctrination program

American Council on Education (A.C.E.) Accreditation
Course #:
500336
Location: Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut
Length: 3 weeks (184 hours)
Exhibit Dates: 12/10–Present
Credits: In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in health and physical education and 3 in supervision (2/11)

Mission
The Senior Enlisted Leadership Course (SELC) is focused on creating a pool of highly trained and motivated senior enlisted leaders better prepared for assignment to a Master Chief or Senior Chief Petty Officer billet including select high-profile assignments, such as Command Master Chief and Rating Force Master Chief.

Scope
Using the U.S. Coast Guard’s Leadership Development Framework, SELC develops critical leadership skills required of Senior Enlisted Leadership positions by addressing human resource and organizational policies, professional communications, the relationships between workforce and senior leadership, and concepts of strategy and organizational change management.
 

Prerequisites
Prospective students must be in pay grade E-8 or E-9. Students must have successfully completed the CPO Academy or DoD equivalent, comply with Coast Guard or parent service as applicable weight standards with a current entry in Direct Access within the 30-day period prior to executing their orders, and must be up to date with their Physical Health Assessment (PHA).

There is a required six-week facilitated online learning portion prior to student’s arrival for the two-week resident training at the Leadership Development Center. Students are required to participate in the online portion to graduate.

Students are also required to complete the following prior to attending the course:
 

The Senior Leadership Principles and Skills course uses an interactive classroom environment to improve the leadership knowledge, abilities, skills, and attitudes of mid-level leaders. Areas of study include self-awareness, visioning leadership theory and models, performance counseling, networking, mentoring, team leadership, effective communication, and managing conflict.

Target Audience
GS 12-14, WG 10-15, WL 10-15 AND WS 8-14, O-4 TO O-5 and NAF equivalent
 

American Council on Education (A.C.E.) Accreditation
Course #:
501316
Location: Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut
Length: 1 week (46 hours)
Exhibit Dates: 12/08–Present
Credits: In the upper-division baccalaureate category, 3 semester hours of leadership (8/09)
 

POC:
Charles.D.Coiro@uscg.mil or (860)701-6692 

Course Convenings (Search by Course Number 501316: CG Portal - CG Personnel Only under ETQC Course Catalog) 

This five-day course helps USCG active duty, reserve, and civilian personnel develop performance improvement skills in the areas of team leadership, meeting management, facilitation skills and tools, and process improvement. Specifically, you will learn tools and develop skills to build and lead teams, manage meetings, facilitate team dynamics and processes, manage conflict, gather ideas, make decisions, create action plans, and solve problems; plus, you will have plenty of time to practice these techniques in a safe classroom environment. Whether using these skills for shop-level meetings, unit-level strategic planning sessions or operational planning, you can turn ideas into action. No matter your role within Team Coast Guard, this course helps you more effectively lead teams and serve as change agents.

Performance Improvement Guide PDF Icon 

Target Audience
Active and Reserve E-6 to E-9, W-2 to W-4, O-1 to O-5, GS-9 to GS-13, and Senior Auxiliary Members. High performers in other pay grades are encouraged to attend with supervisor approval. Attendees should have roles ranging from command cadre positions to those who provide direct supervision to groups or teams. Personnel with responsibilities in planning, briefings, and team leadership and management will benefit from this course.

American Council on Education (A.C.E.) Accreditation
Course #:
500203
Location: Various Locations – Exportable Course

POC:
Jaime.M.Baldueza@uscg.mil or (860) 444-8303

Course Convenings (Search by Course Number 500203: CG Portal - CG Personnel Only under ETQC Course Catalog)

PCO/PXO Course Mission
To enhance operational safety, promote positive command climates, and increase the level of unit readiness across the cutter fleet. Graduates of this course will develop a personal command philosophy to promote safe mission execution and a renewed enthusiasm for service afloat. The course’s strategic objectives are: 1) Prevent loss of life from cutter operation. 2) Prevent collisions, allisions, and groundings. 3) Mitigate operational risk. 4) Enhance operational readiness. This course is Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) certified.

PCO/PXO Scope
This two-week pipeline training course is designed to prepare personnel to serve as senior leadership on board all classes of cutters. The course provides training to students in receipt of orders to initial assignment as CO/OIC/XO/XPO afloat while concurrently refreshing perishable skills for those students who have previously served in command cadre positions. As such, the course is designed for officers O-2 to O-6, W2 to W-4, and senior enlisted members E-6 to E-9 assigned as prospective CO/XO/OIC/XPOs of Coast Guard cutters. Major topic areas focus on command and leadership imperatives, development of professional maritime skills, as well as policy and procedural information relevant to senior leaders in the cutter fleet.

  • Operational Readiness and Mission Execution: Focuses on application of skills, information, and risk analysis to conduct safe and effective operations.

  • Command and Leadership: Focuses on the specific responsibilities, authority, and accountability of the CO/XO/OIC/XPO that promote positive command climates though constructive interpersonal relationships and philosophies while supporting good order and discipline in the fleet.

  • Engineering and Cutter Readiness: Focuses on applicable programs, training, and tools to prepare the cutter and crew to conduct safe operations.

  • Bridge Resource Management: Focuses on the manner in which people work together with their equipment, available information, and each other in preventing collisions, allisions, and groundings.

    American Council on Education (A.C.E.) Accreditation
    Course #:
    340380
    Location: Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut
    Length: 2 weeks (75 hours)
    Exhibit Dates: 1/10–Present
    Credits: In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Bridge Watchkeeping (2/11)

    Staff 

Commander Mark Walsh

School Chief

860-701-6675

Lieutenant Commander Nolan Cuevas

Assistant School Chief

860-701-6872

Lieutenant Chris Salerno

Senior Instructor

860-444-8222

Master Chief David Riser

Instructor

860-701-6476

Mr. John Hayes

Training Specialist

860-701-6318

Course Convenings (Search by Course Number 340380: CG Portal - CG Personnel Only under ETQC Course Catalog)

 
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