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USN Riverine Combat Skills Course (RCS)




This Riverine Combat Skills course is designed to provide eligible personnel with the basic expeditionary combat training necessary to professionally and safely perform high risk operations when assigned to Navy Riverine Force Organizations.

This course will provide Riverine personnel with the necessary individual skills and knowledge necessary to perform basic combat first aid, radio communications, safe handling and employment of firearms, Counter-Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) operations, mission planning, and offensive/defensive operations in urban territory. The weapons portion of this course of instruction has been designated as High Risk in accordance with NPDCINST 5100.1 which involves live fire training with the M9 service pistol, the M4 service rifle, and crew served weapons.


33 Days


Students must have completed course 830-0030, ECS.

Students must be gender male.

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.

This course has been designated High Risk by NPDCINST 5100.1.

Students attending this course must not have any fractures, sprains, splints, or casts; cannot be on light or limited duty; cannot be taking medication which may have side effects that cause drowsiness, dizziness, visual disturbance, or decreased muscle coordination.

Students must meet Navy Physical Readiness Standards - strongly recommended students meet or exceed excellence in their Physical Readiness Standards.

Students may not have consumed alcohol within the last 12 hours before attending class.

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 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.

Students must have completed course 020-0020, USNIACT or USMC SOI (graduation certificate required) and be Category III qualified on the M9 Service Pistol and the M16/M4 Service Rifle IAW OPNAVINST 3591.1W. (Documentation required on the first day of the course.)

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 the PRT in order to be prepared for the physical rigors of the course.

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

Last Modified 11/3/2016