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USN Riverine Crewman Course (RCC)




The course provides Riverine Crew members instruction on safety, navigation, communications, operator maintenance, high speed maneuvering and handling, weapons and weapons employments, tactical boat operations and other individual and collective skills unique to riverine crafts operating in a riverine environment.

The course content includes: riverine craft navigation, riverine craft characteristics and systems, communication, navigation, night vision, use of infrared equipment during riverine missions, and riverine craft tactics. Included also is instruction in weapons employment: MK-44 Mini gun, .50 caliber machine gun, M240 B/G machine gun, and MK-19 grenade launcher familiarization, and full Mission Profile scenarios (night and day). Tactical boat operations include movement techniques, formations, ambushes, immediate action drills, troop inserts/extracts, life-fire exercises, and a final riverine battle problem involving opposing force craft and troops.


49 Days


Students must have completed course 020-0020, Riverine Combat Skills.

Students must be gender male.

Students must have correctable 20/20 vision and may wear contact lenses but only in conjunction with eye protection. Spare glasses are highly recommended.

Students must have normal color vision and NO night blindness (PHALENT) Vision Test.

Students must have no documented disciplinary action within the last 12 months, have no pending disciplinary, health, or administrative problems that would preclude them from attending necessary training and potentially be dropped from the course.

Students must be grade E-1 to E-9.

Students must pass a Physical Readiness Test (PRT) IAW OPNAVINST 6110.1H on the first day of the course. It is highly recommended that students have demonstrated a consistent good/medium/better standard on their PRT in order to be prepared for the physical rigors of the course.

Students must possess a Second Class Swimmer qualification IAW CNETINST 1552-16 and show documentation on the first day of the course.

Students must possess a basic understanding of basic small craft and navigational skills, maritime rules of the road, and aids to navigation.

Students must provide, show, and wear any/all allergy identification tags during the course and provide their own allergy reaction medication.

Students who fail to meet these prerequisites will be refused training and sent back to their originating command.

This course has been designated High Risk by NPDCINST 5100.1 and CENSECFORINST 5100.1. Students must complete a Physical Activity Risk Factor Questionnaire (PARFQ) form on the first day of the course.

Students must not be in a Light or Limited Duty (LIMDU) status or have any existing or pre-existing conditions that may lead to such status and miss training. Students cannot take any medication which may have side effects that cause drowsiness, dizziness, visual disturbance, decreased muscle coordination, or decreased motor function.

Students must have 18 months remaining on their current enlistment upon completion of the course.

Students must NOT have a record of domestic violence convictions or pending charges, and will be required to sign a statement of NO domestic convictions (DD Form 2760, Dec. 2002) on the first day of the course.

Students must not have consumed alcohol within the last 12 hours of attending the course.

Last Modified 11/3/2016