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Training Center Cape May is host to five resident training programs, including: Recruit Training, Direct Entry Petty Officer Training, Company Commander School, Recruiter School, and Recruiter In Charge School.
Recruit Training is a fifty-three day program designed to transform America’s civilian volunteers into military members of the United States Coast Guard. For more information, read the various Recruit Journals.
Direct Entry Petty Officer Training is a specialized three-week training program created to provide petty officers who on the basis of their civilian professions, prior military experience, or a combination of both, will graduate as highly motivated and basically trained members ready to assume the duties and responsibilities of their pay grade.
Company Commander School is a seven-week program created to prepare Petty Officers and Chief Petty Officers to serve effectively as Company Commanders. All enlisted personnel assigned to Training Center Cape May as Company Commander, Section Commander and Battalion Commander must attend Company Commander School
Recruiter School is a three-week program created to enable Recruiters to more effectively recruit: that is, to reach out into a given community and encourage the best prospective Coast Guard members to join, not to simply be content with or rely upon only those individuals who seek out the Recruiter. This four week course is required for all personnel assigned to duty as a Recruiter or Recruiter in Charge.
Recruiter In Charge School is a program designed to provide recruiters with the tools and methods necessary to manage a recruiting office to screen and process applicants desiring enlistment or accession into the United States Coast Guard.