Basic Tactical Operations Course (BTOC)
Course Contact: (910) 650-0232
This eight week course delivers maritime interdiction common tactical skills and advanced tactical marksmanship to prepare personnel for high risk response mission operations. BTOC is designated as a high risk training course.
This course consists of classroom instruction and instructor-led/supervised advanced practical exercises (drills) at the small group level (8 and 4 man group) provided in an intensive 8-week resident course. Subject matter is designed to prepare a newly assigned member of an Enhanced Team/MSRT, TACLET and MSST (MLE/FP) team to effectively, efficiently, and safely gain the basic skills necessary to function as a unit assault team member. The course covers Advanced Interdiction and Counterterrorism (AI & CT) skills such as Advanced Marksmanship, Close Quarters Combat, and Breaching. The student must pass with a GO in the GO/NO-GO criteria to successfully complete the course.
*Parent commands are responsible for ensuring course prerequisites are met and verifying documentation is correct/up to date (all documentation shall be hand carried). All documentation will be reviewed upon arrival to SMTC and members arriving without prerequisites/documentation shall be disenrolled.
- Active component USCG commissioned officer and enlisted personnel, assigned to or on orders to a Maritime Security Response Team (MSRT), Direct Action Section (DAS), the Maritime Safety and Security Team (MSST) Maritime Law Enforcement Force Protection Team (MLE/FP), and the Tactical Law Enforcement Team (TACLET) Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET).
- Student must report with medical records on the day of in-processing (Actual Medical Record).
- Student must have a current periodic physical and must not possess a medical profile that would prohibit participation in training and must not be taking any medications that may affect reflexes or judgment.
- Student must have vision correctable to 20/20 in each eye, if wearing correctable lenses, and must possess M40 gas mask lens inserts and two pairs of glasses for training purposes.
- Student must meet and maintain the current height and weight standards (reference ALCOAST 468_09 ) and update physical characteristics in Direct Access a maximum of 30 days prior to the first day of the course.
- Student must have no convictions of domestic abuse/violence that precludes the issuance and use of a weapon.
- Student must have no history of alcohol or drug abuse and no court martial during current enlistment.
- Student must be weapon qualified on the following:
- Qualified for the Sig P229 DAK PDW, Remington Model 870 Riot Shotgun, MK-18 (M16) as per Ordnance Manual COMDTINST 8000.2 (series). PQS shall be completed within 90 days of report date. (PQS will be confirmed upon arrival to SMTC and failure may result in disenrollment). *Hyperlink in blue provides a checklist of items that will be confirmed upon reporting to SMTC.
- Student must be current on the Practical Pistol Course (Sig P229 DAK PDW), Remington Model 870 Riot Shotgun and the Combat Rifle Course (CRC) (MK18) as per Ordnance Manual COMDTINST 8000.2 (series) and properly annotated on form CG-3029 (Small Arms Record Firing Report).
- Student must be current on judgmental use of force evaluation (JUFE) and properly annotated on form CG-3029.
- Student must be qualified physically:
- Memo from parent command stating student successfully completed the GO/NO GO Physical Fitness Test in reference to BO BTM PQS COMDTINST M16247.3D, within six months of convening class date. (Commands requesting attendance of unit personnel must provide in the request information certifying how the prerequisites were met).
An equipment list is located on the SMTC Portal and can be accessed through a workstation III.
CG Portal - SMTC