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OS "A" School Course Outline

The Operation Specialist will spend 15 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. Operations Specialists will use the technology employed in Operations Center Command and Control Systems to employ Coast Guard tactics, procedures, and doctrine. The OS is the eyes, ears, and voice of the Coast Guard for the Maritime Community.

INDOC – Petty Officer Indoctrination Program

This course introduces effective leadership and management skills necessary for every successful Coast Guard petty officer.

Operations Fundamentals

This course defines what the Operations Specialist is and provides an advanced organizer to the OS3 Curriculum.

Latitude / Longitude

This course will provide you with the skills necessary to determine a location expressed as latitude and longitude using a nautical chart.

Sector Operations

This course will provide you with the foundation for being a Communications Unit watch stander at a Coast Guard Sector.

Capstone Event

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

Last Modified 1/12/2016