The possession, purchase, or consumption of alcoholic beverages by persons less than 21 years of age is a violation of North Carolina State Law. Over consumption of alcohol has proven time and time again to be prejudicial to good order and discipline, interferes with mission accomplishment, threatens health and safety, undermines morale, and is not in keeping with the highest standards of the US Coast Guard.
SUPPORT OPERATIONS CELL (SOC) ALCOHOL POLICY:
- Alcohol use is discouraged during the TAD deployment.
- Alcohol is strictly prohibited for SMTC personnel in the barracks.
- SOC personnel are prohibited from consuming alcohol within 12 hours of support execution.
Example: If support execution is to commence at 0700 on Monday, no alcohol is to be consumed after 1900 on Sunday. This includes the use of alcohol during Sunday afternoon's sporting events.
- Persons less than 21 years of age assigned to SMTC are prohibited from possessing, consuming, or purchasing alcoholic beverages.
- Any member suspected of alcohol misuse or abuse will be referred to the SMTC Collateral Duty Addictions Representative (CDAR) and may be subject to action under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).
Please see JMTCINST 5353.1C for greater details on SMTC's Alcohol Control Policy.