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Basic Tactical Operations Course (BTOC)

502053

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Course Contact: (910) 440-6647

PURPOSE:

The Basic Tactical Operations Course (BTOC) is an intensive eight week course designed to prepare personnel for high risk interdiction operations in the maritime environment.

Subject matter is designed to prepare a newly assigned member of a TACLET, MSST, or MSRT to develop the basic skills necessary to function as a Deployable Specialized Forces (DSF) assault team member.  This course covers Advanced Interdiction competencies such as Advanced Combat Marksmanship, Close Quarters Combat (CQC), and Progressive Breaching.  The student must achieve a minimum score of 80% on written exams and a GO in all GO/NO GO criteria to successfully complete the course.

BTOC is designated as a High Risk Training (HRT) course.

DURATION:

40 Days

PREREQUISITES:

*Parent commands are responsible for ensuring course prerequisites are met and verifying documentation is correct/up to date (documentation shall be hand carried).  All documentation will be reviewed upon arrival to SMTC and members arriving without prerequisites/documentation shall be disenrolled.

Commands requesting attendance of unit personnel must provide in the request a statement certifying how the prerequisites were met.  Members not meeting the above criteria should request specific quota approval in writing from CG-721 prior to attendance.  Unless there are extraordinary circumstances, approval will not be granted.

EQUIPMENT LIST:

Parent commands/students are responsible for ensuring all equipment is brought, inspected, and certified upon reporting to SMTC.  Equipment will be inspected upon arrival to SMTC and members arriving without proper equipment may be disenrolled.  It is highly recommended that students contact the airlines for restrictions on checked baggage and plan accordingly.  Students may have to bring more than one bag.


Assaulter Kit:


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Minimum QTY

Description

 

1

Level IV stand alone plates; front, back, and side.  If side plates have not been issued then level IIIA shall be used for side cover (Ref MLEM).  Ballistic protection must have clearly identifying National Institute of Justice (NIJ) rating, or unit shall provide documentation stating level of protection (It is recommended that the students get used to wearing the full kit before arriving to the course.  Students can expect to wear the kit for 12 hours a day).

 

1

 

Ballistic helmet (Level IIIA); must have clearly identifying NIJ rating, or unit shall provide documentation stating level of protection.  Helmet shall be affixed with Velcro on top and back.

1

Ballistic eye protection (glasses or goggles), clear and tinted, rated ANSI Z87.1.

 

1

Pistol lanyard for SIG P229R DAK.

 

1

Hearing protection, able to be worn in conjunction with ballistic helmet and/or protective mask.

 

1

Tourniquet, hemostatic dressing, and compression bandage.

 

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Protective mask w/ canister and carrier, shall be fit tested and serviceable IAW COMDTINST 3400.4 (series).

 

1

Protective mask eyeglasses inserts (as required).

 

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1

Triple mag pouch (.40 cal), attachable to plate carrier or gunbelt.

Triple mag pouch (5.56mm), attachable to plate carrier.

 

1

Thigh holster (for SIG P229R DAK w/ light).

 

1

Tactical light source w/ holder (hand held).

 

2

2

Spare lithium batteries for tactical light source.

Spare bulbs for tactical light source.

 

1

Tactical Flotation System, pair.

 

1

Tactical sling (MK-18).

 

1

Long gun retention device (recommend bungee cord).

 

 

 

1

Duty belt

 

1

Hydration system (recommend MOLLE attachable).

 

2

Assaulter gloves, pair.

 

1

Knee pads, pair (optional).

 

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Elbow pads, pair (optional).

 

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Nomex hood (optional).

 

1

Dump pouch, (recommend large).

Tactical Operators Equipment List Message

Individual Equipment:

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Minimum
QTY

Description

 

2

Assaulter boots, pair.

 

2

Advanced Interdiction uniform, IAW Unit SOP.  Only authorized patch is American Flag (2” x 3”).

 

2

ODU’s.  *Note 1

 

1

ODU foul weather gear.

 

1

Personal hygiene items (Shower shoes, towels, etc).

 

1

Appropriate civilian attire (see SMTC website for more information).

 

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Combination lock.

 

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1

Medical alert tags/bracelet (as required).

PT Uniforms for 3/5 times a week.

 

Individual Documentation:


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Military identification card.

 

1

Completed medical questionnaire.

 

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Copy of DD-2766 (medical record).

 

1

Current CG-3029 for SIG P229R DAK, MK-18, and Remington Model 870 Riot Shotgun qualifications.
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1

Current CG-3029 for PQS for SIG P229R DAK, MK-18, and Remington Model 870 Riot Shotgun.  PQS shall be completed within 30 days of report date. 

 

1

Current CG-3029 for Judgemental Use of Force Evaluation within 90 days of report date.

 

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Valid carry letter from parent command.

 

1

Memo from parent command stating student compliance with the Physical Fitness Standards IAW COMDTINST M16247.3E, completed within six months of class convening date.

 

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Original travel orders authorizing “carry and use of firearms in performance of duties” and “government lodging and government messing.” **Note 2

FAX: (910) 440-7040
Please contact unit before sending fax.

*Note 1: IAW Uniform Regulations 
**Note 2: Quota cancellations/changes/messages – parent commands shall send student cancellation/changes messages to SMTC, TQC, and CG-721 prior to convening to provide time to reissue orders.  No substitutions will be accepted if official message has not been received and may result in members being disenrolled. 

Training Quota Management Center (TQC) List of Available Courses

An equipment list is located on the SMTC Portal and can be accessed through a workstation III.
CG Portal - SMTC

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