Welcome to the Operation Specialist (OS) School

The Operation Specialist will spend 13 weeks, to learn the skills necessary to become an OS3 upon graduation. The Operations Specialist (OS) rating is the tactical command, control, and communications rating. The OS is the eyes, ears, and voice of the Coast Guard for the Maritime Community.

INDOC – Apprentice Leadership Program

This course introduces effective leadership and management skills.

Security

This course introduces the fundamentals of safeguarding classified information.

Charts and Plots

This course introduces the fundamentals of using a nautical chart.

Basic Communications

This course introduces the fundamentals of radio voice communications.

Incident Communications

This course introduces the fundamentals of search and rescue and non-search and rescue response missions.

Sector Watchstanding

This course tests your ability to combine all the skill sets learned in the previous lessons. Students will participate in scenarios involving Sector Command Center operations.