District Officer Review Board 27 April 2005


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District OIC Review Board Questions

Courtesy of BMCS Glenn Bucklin


District Officer Review Board 27 April 2005

An (*) means questions from the Group St Petersburg board.

An (^) means asked D7 board.

  1. ^What is your command philosophy/vision?

  1. ^*Why do you want to be an OinC?

  1. ^*Why would you be a good OinC?

  1. If you could change one thing in the CG what would it be?

  1. *What traits do you bring to the OinC cadre?

  1. *Reserve policy. Ref: Reserve Policy M1001.28A Pg. 2-4

Inactive duty is authorized training or other duty performed by reservists not on active duty. The primary purpose of inactive duty is to provide individual and/or unit readiness training. Inactive duty is a period of duty, under orders, scheduled for the performance of: Augmentation, administration duties, or Funerals.

  1. *When do reservists take SWE? Ref: Reserve Policy M1001.28A Pg. 7-20

Advancement in pay grades E-5 through E-9 is accomplished through a Service Wide Examination (SWE) competition. The exam is administered every year on the third Saturday in October. Reserve enlisted personnel in the Ready Reserve and Standby Reserve, Active Status, and reservists on EAD may compete in the SWE when fully qualified. There are no sea service requirements for Reserve enlisted advancements.

  1. *Reserve drill period for IDT drill are. Ref: Reserve Policy M1001.28A Pg. 2-4

For single IDT: when authorized with pay, compensation will be at a rate of 1/30th of the monthly basic pay of the pay grade held. Must be four or more hours in duration, Must be performed in one calendar day, Will earn one retirement point.

Multiple IDT: is equivalent of two single drills. Must be eight or more hours in duration,

Must be performed in one calendar day, Will earn two retirement points.

Readiness Management Period (RMP): used to provide additional training to maintain individual or unit readiness, Each period must be at least three hours duration, The maximum duration is 24 hours, One RMP is equivalent to a single IDT drill for pay and retirement point purposes.

Funeral Honors Duty: voluntary status, will earn $50.00 and one retirement point, if the duty is of two hours or more in duration, Travel allowances may be paid if the funeral honors location is more than 50 miles from the reservist’s residence.

  1. *Wellness responsibility. Rep: Health Promotion M6200.1 Pg. 1-7.

All commands, except administratively limited units (without yeoman), shall: Designate in writing a unit Wellness Representative (WR).

All commands, except afloat and administratively limited units, shall:

(1) Establish a unit level wellness program;

(2) Provide all members time during normal working hours to participate in scheduled wellness activities on a voluntary basis;

(3) Provide all members a minimum of three hours per week during working hours, operations permitting, (excluding units operating on tropical hours) for voluntary participation in physical fitness enhancing activities.

  1. *How often are PPE inventoried and what form is used. Ref: Rescue and Survival M10470.10E Pg. 3-13.

Personal Clothing and Equipment Record, AF Form 538, shall be used to document all issues of personal clothing and equipment. Accountability is maintained by the issuing command through periodic inventory inspections. Document inventory inspections on AF Form 538 annually.

  1. *What are standard boats: Ref: BOAT M16114.32A Pg. 2-6

ANB – 55’ AtoN

BUSL – 49’ Buoy utl stern loader
CB-L, M, S, OTH – Cutter Based



RB-HS, M, S – Response boat, Defender class

SPC – 52’ Heavy weather special purpose craft.

UTB – 41

ATB – Aviation trainer, same as UTB

TPSB – 25’ Transportable port security boat

  1. *After Action Reports.

Alcoast is generated by AREA outlining the information and format. Generally after action reports are generated following a patrol.

  1. Members being discharged for unsuitability must first have? Ref: Persman M1000.6A Pg. 12b-43

A member under consideration for discharge for unsuitability must have a physical examination performed by a Public Health Service or Armed Forces medical officer in order to identify and record any physical or mental impairments that the member may have.

  1. *Medical boards are convened for? Ref: Physical Disability Eval System M1850.2C Pg. 3-1

The purpose of a medical board is to evaluate and report upon the present state of health of any member who may be referred to the medical board by an authorized convening authority and provide a recommendation as to whether the member is medically fit for the duties of his or her office, grade, rank, or rating; for example Detection of a physical impairment preexisting enlistment. A medical board normally consists of two medical officers.

  1. *What members are entitled to an Administration hearing? Ref: Persman M1000.6A Pg. 12b-43

A member with more than eight years’ military service under consideration for discharge for unsuitability is entitled to an administrative discharge board.

  1. *Administration discharge boards consist of? Ref: Persman M1000.6A Pg. 12b-59

An administrative discharge board is a fact-finding body appointed to render findings based on the facts obtained and recommend either retention in the Service or discharge. Administrative discharge boards consist of at least three commissioned officers, at least one of whom is a lieutenant commander or higher, and normally a separate recorder.

  1. What are the drill requirements for reservists? Ref: Reserve Policy M1001.28A Pg. 1-6, 3-4

CG SELRES members are generally authorized 48 paid Inactive Duty Training (IDT) drills and at least 12 but NMT 15 paid Active Duty for Training (ADT) days per fiscal year.

  1. What are the different types of reserves? Ref: Reserve Policy M1001.28A Pg. 1-16

1. Ready Reserve. Consists of reservists who are liable for immediate recall to active duty.

The Selected Reserve (SELRES). Those individuals within the Ready Reserve designated as so essential to initial contingency requirements that they have priority over all other Reserve elements. They are assigned to Coast Guard or selected Joint Service.

The Individual Ready Reserve (IRR). A manpower pool principally consisting of individuals who have had training and have previously served in the Active forces or in the Selected Reserve. The IRR consists of individuals who must fulfill their military service obligation.

2. Standby Reserve consists of reservists who are in neither the Ready Reserve nor the Retired Reserve, who are liable for involuntary recall to active duty; Membership in the Standby Reserve shall be limited to those individuals having mobilization potential.

Active Status List, Standby Reserve. This category contains reservists who may be ordered to active duty in time of war or national emergency if it is determined that not enough qualified Ready Reservists are available in the categories required.

Inactive Status List, Standby Reserve. This category contains reservists who may be ordered to active duty in time of war or national emergency if it is determined that not enough qualified reservists in an active status are available in the categories required.

  1. When are reserve orders generated? Ref: Reserve Policy M1001.28A Pg. 2-8

Inactive duty orders shall be generated in writing in advance of reservists reporting for duty. Normally, orders should be issued at least one month before the scheduled duty period.

  1. *How often are members required to weigh in for the Weight program? Ref: Alcoast 329/04

Effective 1 October 2004, semi-annual weigh-ins for all active duty and reserve members will be conducted cg-wide every October and April. Development of an annual basic fitness plan, by all cg military members, will be presented to their supervisor for review during the evaluation period. All personnel on active duty, including reservists performing adt, a minimum of one hour three times per week during working hours for voluntary participation in fitness enhancing activities.

  1. Members not in weight compliance must do? Ref: Alcoast 329/04

Be placed on the weight program per ref c. complete a personal wellness profile (pwp). Develop a detailed fitness plan participate in a mandatory fitness activity monitored by the uhpc or alternate, for a minimum of one-hour three days per week. Be subjected to a monthly mandatory fitness assessment test until maw standards are met.

  1. Name all the services and POCs that ICS Miami Work Life has to offer

Family Advocacy Program Specialist: Provides assessment, information and referral to local family resources in domestic violence situations. POC: Joe Otrhalek, Sammie May

Family Resource & Special Needs Program Specialist: provides info and referral to local resources to members who may have family members with special medical and educational needs. Kathy Sander.

Transition, Relocation and Spouse Employment Assistance Program Specialist: job search, resume preps, etc. POC: Sarah Jones- Pereira

Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Family Relationships, Individual problems, Suicide awareness CISM, workplace violence, financial planning, depression, job problems, financial and legal info & alcohol/drug problems. POC: Ernest Gray

  1. LANTAREA Civil Rights Officers:

Civil Rights Program Manager: Stephanie Credle

Equal Opportunity Advisor: CPO Rodney Brown

Federal Women’s Program: Cathleen Collins

Civil Rights Assistance: YN1 Pamela Baker

  1. Safety and Environmental Health Policy M5100.47 Pg 1-1

The CG’s policy is to provide CG personal and their families’ safe, healthful places to work and live and to comply with applicable safety and health laws, regulations and directives.

  1. Financial Resources Management Policy M7100.3B

Sets forth responsibilities, guidelines, timelines, and some procedures for HQ staffs, AREA, districts, MLCs and HQ units involved in financial resource mngmt and administration includes the diligent oversight of all actions that affect the use of CG funds.

  1. ^Standards and Ethics Policy M5370.8B Pg 2-1,2

You shall not, accept any gift or other item of monetary value from any person or entity seeking official action from, doing business with, or conducting activities regulated by the Coast Guard, or whose interests may be substantially affected by the performance or nonperformance of the your duties. As a general rule, you cannot solicit or accept a gift that is given to you because of your official position, or that is given to you by a prohibited source.

  1. Supply Policy and Procedures M4400.19l

Provides procedures on how to use federal supply system and commercial sources to acquire quality material and services on time at the most economical cost to meet operational needs.

  1. Civil Rights Policy. Ref: EOP M5350.4 Pg 1-2

The vision of Civil Rights is to be the conscience, champion, and advocate for a Coast Guard that mirrors our society and values differences so that everyone can reach their full potential as members of the Team Coast Guard. This vision is consistent with the Coast Guard’s vision of remaining true to the values of Honor, Respect, and Devotion to Duty. It also emphasizes the Coast Guard’s goal of becoming the nation’s employer of choice, attracting highly qualified applicants for employment from an increasingly diverse pool of talent.

  1. Who can survey. Limits for survey Ref: Property Management M4500.5A Pg 7-3

The Commandant may convene a Board of Survey for any materiel and possesses sole authority for convening Boards of Survey for aircraft.

MLCs, ISCs, and commanding officers of Headquarters units are authorized to convene Boards of Survey for all materiel except aircraft.

  1. *Special Needs Program. Ref: Inst 1754.7A

Provide support and assistance to active duty, retired and civilian Coast Guard family members with diagnosed and professionally documented long-term medical, physical, psychological, mental or educational disabilities. (Included in this category are those family members who are chronically ill and/or orthopedically handicapped; hearing, vision and/or speech impaired, have chronic psychological problems and/or mental retardation; and/or are learning disabled, emotionally disturbed or multi-handicapped.

  1. Cash or Credit sale of food sales. Ref: CG Food service M4061.5 Ref: 6-3

The OinC may authorize the selling food items to: private messes afloat, CGES, clubs, open messes, coffee mess, moral committee, CG members and their dependents at remote units.

  1. What is PCA. Ref: Fincen web site.

Purchase Card Agreement. The process of reconciling monthly bankcard statements.

  1. Basic Procurement guidelines. Ref: Supply Policy and Procedures M 4400.19A Pg 4-L-4

Requirements shall not be broken into several purchases merely to avoid the dollar threshold established by the above references.

All purchases under $2,500.00 follow micro purchases procedures. They can use any size business.

All Procurements $2500.00 and over are reserved for small business concerns.

  1. Non-warranted cardholders and spending limits for each. Ref: Simplified Acquisition Procedures M4200.13F Pg 5-6

Non-Warranted cardholder can spend up to $2500.00.

Warranted cardholder can spend up to $25000.00.

  1. What is an SF-44? What are the limits of its use? Ref: fincen sop/simplified acquisitions procedures handbook M4200.13F Pg 5-4, Supply Policy and Procedures M 4400.19A Pg 4-l-5
    Multi-purpose form serving as purchase order, receiving report, invoice, and voucher. Limited to purchases under the micro-purchase threshold ($2,500). May not be used for transportation/shipping charges. May not be used for recurring services (cellular phones, pagers.) Designated for over-the-counter, immediately available supplies, or for isolated activities (e.g. deployed aircraft, small boat station, ESU Team). The SF-44 is the least preferred procurement method after the P-Card and C-Checks. SF-44 is limited to purchases of $2,500 or less, except for fuel and oil for aircraft and vessels ($25,000 or less).

  1. *Can you survey a boat? Ref: Property Management M4500.5A Pg 7-4

Commanding officers or officers-in-charge (OinCs) of afloat or shore units may convene Boards of Survey for all material except standard boats and aircraft.

  1. DANTES. Ref: Training and Education M1500.10B Pg 3-62, ESO Procedures Vol III.

Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Educational Support and American Council on Education (ACE): sponsors a voluntary educational testing program for the military services. The DANTES testing programs help active duty military personnel (1) gain admission to colleges or advanced degree programs, (2) obtain academic credit or professional certification, (3) obtain recognition of high school equivalency, and (4) determine interests and aptitudes. The type of examinations offered are as follows: High School diploma and equivalency; College Admissions; College Credit; Graduate Admissions; Professional Certification; Career and Academic guidance. (2) The primary mission of DANTES, as it applies to the needs of the Coast Guard, is to manage examinations and independent study programs.

  1. Non-traditional Education. Ref: Training and Education M1500.10B Pg 3-60, ESO Procedures Vol III.

Typically refers to an educational experience that does not take place in a formal classroom environment. Includes Distance Learning Program.

  1. Educational Experiences in the Armed Services: Ref: Training and Education M1500.10B Pg 3-60, ESO Procedures Vol III.

Includes service schools, military correspondence courses, and Coast Guard ratings. Experiences of this nature have been evaluated for possible credit by the American Council on Education (ACE) and appear in the "Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services", published biannually by the American Council on Education, and/or in periodic supplements to that publication.

  1. Credit by Examination. Ref: Training and Education M1500.10B Pg 3-61, ESO Procedures Vol III.

Several examination programs are available at no cost to the military through the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) testing sites. The exams are designed to earn college credit for the individual who successfully passes them. Such as CLEP, Excelsior, and DSST.

  1. The College Level Examination Program (CLEP), ESO Procedures Vol III.

The CLEP General Examinations consist of five tests: English Composition, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, and Humanities. They cover material usually taught in most college freshman and sophomore courses. It is possible to earn as much as 30 hours of college credit by successfully passing the general examinations.

  1. CLEP Subject Examinations. Ref: Training and Education M1500.10B Pg 3-61, ESO Procedures Vol III.

Comparable to the final or end-of-course examinations in particular undergraduate courses. There are 49 CLEP Subject Examinations, with a possible three semester hours of college credit for each if passed successfully.

  1. American College Test-Proficiency Examination Program (SAT/ACT/PEP). Ref: Training and Education M1500.10B Pg 3-62, ESO Procedures Vol III.

Some examinations cover content typically taught in college level introductory courses, others are at more advanced levels, and still others cover a number of levels simultaneously. The examinations are credit bearing, the amount of which is entirely dependent upon an individual institution's policy.

  1. SOC, Ref: ESO Procedures Vol III.

Serviceman Opportunity Colleges. A consortium of national education associations and accredited colleges and universities pledged to ease the difficulty of servicemembers seeking a postsecondary education. SOC guide provides detailed info on each member’s institution policies on acceptanve. SOC Afloat program will loan one laptop to cutters with five members participating.

  1. DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST's). Ref: Training and Education M1500.10B Pg 3-61, ESO Procedures Vol III.

An extensive series of examinations in college and technical subjects for which examinees may earn college credit.

  1. Tuition Assistance. Ref: ESO Procedures Vol III.

A uniform policy for payment, designed to assist eligible personnel in their professional development by providing funding for off-duty voluntary education courses. Colleges and universities must be recognized by one of the accredited commissions by the Department of Education to be eligible for tuition assistance.

  1. Grant program. Ref: ESO Procedures Vol III.

To provide additional funding for education/professional advancement not covered my TA, assessment fees, application fees, and other admin fees.

  1. MGIB. Ref: ESO Procedures Vol III.

Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty; provides up to 36 months of education for eligible veterans. Permits the VA to pay a tuition assistance Top-up benefit. The amount of benefit can be equal to the difference between the total cost of the course and the amount that TA would cover.

  1. Independent Study Program. Ref: Training and Education M1500.10B Pg 3-61

Courses in this category include correspondence courses, in which the primary interaction between student and instructor is through the mail. Independent study courses are available which cover vocational/technical subject areas as well as high school level work, and college level undergraduate and graduate levels. Independent study can consist of instruction provided on television, radio, computers, or by recordings, which replace the physical presence of an instructor.

  1. What is a BDFA? How does it compute to the number of people at the unit? Ref: Coast Guard Food Service M4061.5 chap 7

The Basic Daily Food Allowance (BDFA) is the monetary value of a prescribed quantity of food required to feed one person three meals within 24 hours. Approximately 10 days before the start of each calendar quarter Commandant (G-WKW) uses the component table established by the Department of Defense (DOD) and prices published by Defense Supply Center Philadelphia (DSCP) to issue a new BDFA for all CGDFs.

  1. If a CG Aux member eats at unit, what kind of ration is claimed? Ref: Coast Guard Food Service M4061.5 ch 7

A CO or OINC is authorized to allow Coast Guard auxiliary members to subsist in a CGDF with and without endorsed orders. The charges and procedures for Auxiliarists dining in a CGDF are these:

    1. An Auxiliarist assigned to duty under reimbursable orders buys meals at the Standard meal rate. The FSO or duty FS must endorse the orders to show which meals the Auxiliarist purchased.

    2. When an Auxiliarist is assigned to duty under non-reimbursable orders, the CGDF shall provide him or her partial rations at no charge to the member. The FSO or duty FS must endorse the Auxiliarist's orders to show the meals provided. The FSO claims and annotates the partial rations provided on the Ration Memorandum, CG-3123; maintains a copy of the orders in the monthly CGDF file; and sends one copy of each Auxiliarist’s orders with the monthly CGDFOS, CG-2576.

    3. If an Auxiliarist is not assigned to duty or has no orders and the CO has authorized the Auxiliarist’s subsistence, the CGDF shall charge the Auxiliarist the Standard meal rate.

  1. Very few life and death situations will have to be made, use your references, chain of command or other OinCs for reference.

  1. If your mess is 100% SEPRATS, how much of an increase in BDFA do you get? Ref CG Food Service Man M4061.5 Pg 7-2

All Pay-Go or 100 % Enlisted Basic Allowance for Subsistence Authorized. Commandant (G-WKW) allows a 20 percent increase to the issued BDFA to ashore CGDFs when all Essential Station Messing (ESM) authorized personnel are authorized (ENL BAS).

  1. She wants to work at hooters? Ref: M1000.6A 16E-2

  1. She wants to work at a strip bar? Ref: M1000.6A 16E-2

  1. Why the difference in physical fitness standards between men and women?

It is a standard of an individual’s fitness level and not a strength comparison? Due to the physiological make up of men and woman, the standards are different although the level of fitness is the same.

  1. Prior to getting u/w one of your female crewman reports that she is pregnant, what then? Ref: Persman M1000.6A Pg 4A-15

Delay getting u/w, or leave member behind until consultation with physician. Upon confirmation of pregnancy, the commanding officer of units afloat coordinates with the attending physician to determine when to reassign the pregnant member ashore, at the latest by the 20th week of pregnancy.

  1. What if she reports the pregnancy is by another CG member?

  1. Statement by member to OinC. “I’m having a hard time at work because I’m gay” Persman M1000.6A Pg 12E-4

A service member shall be separated if he or she states he or she is a homosexual or bisexual, or words to that effect, unless there is a further approved finding the member has demonstrated that he or she is not a person who engages in, attempts to engage in, has a propensity to engage in, or intends to engage in homosexual acts.

  1. Your EPO and MK3 are business partners repairing outboard, Problem? Ref: Persman M1000.6A Pg 8H-6, 16E-4

Yes; unacceptable relationships: Supervisors and subordinates in private business together. When a commanding officer has doubt as to the applicability of the foregoing restrictions to a member's outside employment or proposed outside employment, a request for determination will be addressed to Commandant (G-WPM-1) via the chain of command. Such requests shall not be prepared by units below the Group level.

  1. If you pass the DWO test in 1995 and you do not take it again until 2001 is the test open?


  1. What is the assignment of women in the CG policy? Ref: Persman M1000.6A Pg 4A-14

The Service makes every attempt to assign women to units in groups of two or more for medical and companionship reasons; however, the Service will not arbitrarily deny women an assignment solely due to lack of a second woman.

  1. Mandatory Reporting to CGIS: Ref: 5520.5E

    1. All actual, alleged, or suspected felony of UCMJ violations must be reported to CGIS when the suspect/accused is a “covered person”.

    2. All actual, alleged, or suspected felony or misdemeanor violations of federal criminal law must be reported to CGIS when:

      1. The suspect is a “covered person”, or;

      2. The federal offense occurred on Coast Guard property, or;
      3. The federal offense occurred within the special maritime jurisdiction of the United States, with the exception of those maritime law enforcement investigations specifically vested in G-O and G-M.

c. Victim Status. CGIS must be notified whenever the victim of an actual, alleged, or suspected felony UCMJ violation or federal offense is a “covered person”. Additionally, CGIS must be notified if the victim of an actual, alleged, or suspected rape, sexual assault or child or spouse abuse is a Coast Guard military dependent.

    1. Rape/Sexual Assault, Death of Certain Personnel, Adult Consensual Sexual Acts, Child and Spouse Abuse, Workplace Violence and Threatening Behavior, Computer Crime, Child pornography, Security Violations, Desertion or Disappearance of a Coast Guard Member.

  1. How many boarding team members are required when boarding vessels?

2, but more are recommended for larger vsls.

  1. For a BTM, what is the required semi annual Currency Maintenance PQS to maintain the Qualification?

JPC, weapons PQS, PPC, and the Use of Force Continuum

  1. What are the three main stages of the CG Boat Crew Training and Certification Program? Ref: BOAT Manual 16114.32 Part 5 Sec B

Qualification, Certification, and Currency/Proficiency Maintenance

  1. You have a member who is diagnosed as alcohol abusive, with the diagnosis the Doctor recommends a Pre-treatment program, where will you go for the requirements of a Pre-treatment program?

Ref: Coast Guard Health Promotion Manual, COMDTINST M6200.1 chap 2.

  1. Upon reporting to the unit, previously qualified command personnel re-certify on all boat types assigned within what time frame? Ref: BOAT Manual 16114.32 Pg 5-11

(CO/OIC, XO/XPO and EO/EPO, Station (small) Supervisor, and senior boatswain’s mates) shall recertify on all boat types assigned to their unit within six months of reporting aboard.

All Station COs and XOs (above Warrant Officer) shall complete the boat crewmember qualification and certification for all boat types assigned to their unit within 12 months of reporting aboard.

For CO/OIC initial Re-certification, Group, Section, and Activity Commanders may certify individuals based on an examination of the individual’s:




A comprehensive underway check-ride and an oral examination are recommended as the most suitable method of determining competency. The Group, Section, or Activity Commander shall sign recertification letter.

  1.  Does a crewmember that has certified/re-certified have to complete the minimum proficiency requirements for the current currency maintenance cycle? Ref: BOAT Manual 16114.32 Pg 5-37

A crewmember that is certified or has re-certified within 60 days of the end of the currency/proficiency period does not have to complete the minimum proficiency requirements for that period.

  1. *What are the steps to completing the boat crew qualification task? Ref: BOAT Manual 16114.32 Part 5 chap 3 sec B.

Instructor assigns the task. Instructor gives the trainee a reading assignment. Trainee completes the reading assignment and the applicable study guide. Instructor demonstrates the procedure outlined in the task. Instructor walks the trainee through the task until satisfied that the basic principles are understood. Trainee practices task supervised until the instructor is confident that the trainee is able to consistently meet standards unsupervised. When trainee meets standard, instructor verifies by signing off at the end of the task.

  1.  What are the minimums hours required underway at night per currency cycle? Ref: BOAT Manual 16114.32 Pg 5-42.

Ashore unit commanders shall ensure that a minimum of 10 hours (minimum of 2 hours per boat type) of the unit’s underway training for each crew member, engineer, coxswain, heavy weather coxswain or surfman be conducted at night.

  1. What are the primary functions of the Boat Crew Examination Board? Ref: BOAT Manual 16114.32 Part 5 chap 2 Sec E.

The BCEB is to recommend personnel for certification to boat crew positions. The board is responsible for the administration of comprehensive check-rides and personnel interviews. A unit BCEB serves as the quality control source for boat crews.


  1. What constitutes night hours? Ref: BOAT Manual 16114.32 Pg 5-39

Night trips are defined as sorties beginning no sooner than ½ hour after sunset and ending NLT ½ hour before sunrise.

  1. What are drifting patterns? Ref: SAR Man 16130.2D Pg 3-15

Sector Search Pattern, Single Unit (VS) These patterns are best used when the datum is established within close limits, a very high coverage immediately around the datum is desired, and the area to be searched is not extensive.

Square Search Pattern, Single Unit (SS) Use this pattern when confident the datum is within close limits.

  1. What are the standards for successfully completing a drifting pattern in accordance with Part 4 of the BOAT Manual? Ref: BOAT Manual 16114.32 Pg 4-68

The search patterns shall be commenced within 5 minutes of arrival at CSP within 100 yds of given position. Coxswain shall determine drift prior to starting pattern within 45 degrees of actual drift. Boat shall complete all turns within 15 seconds of stated DR time, in accordance with procedures as set forth in the above references

  1.  What are precision patterns? Ref: BOAT Manual 16114.32 Part 4 chap 9.

Creeping Line Search Pattern, Single Unit (CS) Used when the search area is large, uniform coverage is desired, datum information is fair and there is more chance of the target being in one end then the other.

Parallel Search Pattern, Single Unit (PS) Used when the search area is large, datum information is fair, uniform coverage is desired and there is an equal probability of the target being anywhere in the search area.

Track line, Single Unit, Non-Return (TSN)

Track Line, Single Unit, Return (TSR), and used when the only information available is the search targets known projected track line.

  1. What is the standard for precision patterns? BOAT M116114.32A Pg 4-66

The CG boat shall be underway within thirty minutes of being given search pattern and CSP. Turn points must be accurately plotted within 100 yds and courses accurate within 3 degrees. Start at CSP within 100 yds of plotted position. Boat shall complete search pattern within 5 minutes of ETA, and complete all turns within 50 yards of plotted position,

  1. What are the five boat crew positions? Ref: BOAT Manual 16114.32 Pg 5-4,7

Boat Crew Member, Boat Engineer, Boat Coxswain, Heavy Weather Coxswain, Surfman


  1. What qualities should an assigned instructor exhibit? Ref: BOAT Manual 16114.32 Part 5 chap 2 sec F

Judgment, patience, and maturity


  1. During navigation and piloting drill, all courses shall be plotted within how many degrees? Ref: BOAT Manual 16114.32 Part 4 chap 9.



  1. What are the coxswain's responsibilities? Ref: BOAT Manual 16114.32A Pg 5-24

The coxswain is overall responsible for the safe operation and navigation of the boat, the safety and conduct of passengers and crew; and the completion of the sortie or mission.

  1. What are the 6 levels of the Use of Force Continuum? Ref: MLEM

Officer Presence, Verbal Commands, Control Techniques, Aggressive Response Techniques, Intermediate Weapons, Deadly Force


  1. In accordance with Part 4 of the BOAT Manual, how many minutes does the coxswain have to recover OSCAR from the water during a Man Overboard Drill? Ref: BOAT Manual 16114.32A Pg 4-58

3 minutes

  1. What is the initial track spacing for a PIW? Ref: USCG Addendum to the United States National SAR Supplement chap PG3-14

200 yards

  1. Who is responsible for carrying out an active unit-training plan in accordance with the BOAT Manual? Ref: BOAT Manual 16114.32 Pg5-4

It explicitly tasks COs/OICs with the responsibility for the training of boat crews, and provides them with guidelines for the establishment of a successful training program.

  1. What does BOAT in BOAT Manual stand for? Ref: BOAT Manual 16114.32

Boat Operations and Training

  1. In the instance of underage drinking is alcohol screening required, is it considered an alcohol incident? Ref: Personnel Man M1000.6A chap 20B PG 5

Underage drinking is considered an alcohol incident. Should an incident occur, the CDAR shall counsel the member and initiate an alcohol screening as detailed in the CG Health Promotions Manual, COMDTINST M6200.1 (series). If this is not the member’s first incident, discharge proceedings shall commence. A member who receives an alcohol incident solely for underage drinking and did not use or abuse alcohol to such an extent that he or she was unable to perform prescribed duties or brought discredit upon the Uniformed Services may, after 3 years, predicated on positive performance, request via the chain of command that Commander (CGPC) remove the alcohol incident from his or her record. Removal requires that the member has had no further alcohol incidents in that 3-year period.

  1. Your chain of command. COMDT, Vice COMDT, District CDR etc)

CDR CD Michel, Resolute CO; VADM Crea, Lant Area; VADM Cross, Vice COMDT; ADM Collins, COMDT

  1. What tells you the non-professional training that is required for a unit?

General Military Trg: MLC Lant Web Page, MLC Checklist, and BOAT Manual, Cutter Trg & Qual Manual.

  1. Name the sources of availability in order on a small purchase summary. Ref: Simplified Acquisition Procedures Handbook M4200.13F pg 3-1

1. Agency Inventory 2. Excess Property from other agencies 3. Federal Prisons (unicor) 4. Products from the Blind/Severely disabled 5. Wholesale (GSA/DLA) 6. Mandatory Federal Supply 7. Open Market

  1. ^What is Ratification used for? (non auth purchases) Ref: Simplified Acquisition Procedures Handbook M4200.13F pg 12-10

Ratification is the act of approving an unauthorized commitment by an official who has the authority to do so

  1.  What manual describes what PMS to do on a UTB?

41UTB PMS Manual


  1. What personnel is it mandatory to have a Gov't travel card? Ref: Travel Card Program, COMDTINST 4600.14A, ALCOAST 065/00

E-4 and above. Reservists on extended active duty in excess of 180 days


  1. What do you do with the expended OBA canister?

Treat as HAZMAT

  1. What manual describes how to set up a training plan?

Cutter Trg & Qual Manual M3502.4F, BOAT Manual 16114.32

  1. How do you set an OBA timer? NAVSEA DCPQS

Turn to 60, and then back to 30

  1. What manual has a description and operating parameters of all CG assets? Ref: Operating Facilities (OPFAC) of the USCG M5440.2N, SAR Man

Operating Facilities of the Coast Guard

  1. Name the sections to the training manual? Ref: BOAT Manual 16114.32

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