Training Center Cape May hosts other resident
training programs in addition to Recruit Training.
The Direct Entry Petty Officer Training Course is 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.
The Company Commander School trains the petty officers and chief petty officers that train the recruits. All enlisted personnel assigned to Training Center Cape May as Company Commander, Section Commander and Battalion Commander must attend Company Commander School.
The purpose of Recruiter School is 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.