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USN Riverine Security Team Member (RSTM)




This course will prepare Riverine Force crew members employed in littoral operations in support of Maritime Interdiction Operations (MIO).

The course content will include the following:

  1. Basic and Advanced Maritime Interdiction Operations
  2. Equipment Familiarization
  3. Boarding Techniques
  4. The Use of Force Continuum
  5. Deadly Force Restrictions and Guidelines
  6. Effective Communications Procedures
  7. Combative Tactics
  8. Immediate Action Drills (SOPs)
  9. MIO Team Tactics and Firearms Procedures and Proficiency
  10. Combat Medicine
  11. Mission Planning
  12. Detainee/Prisoner Handling Procedures
  13. Craft Familiarization
  14. Full Mission Profile Scenarios (Night/Day)
  15. Human Intelligence Collection Procedures
  16. Close Quarters Combat


35 Days


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

This course has been designated High Risk by NPDCINST 5100.1 and CENSEFORINST 5100.1 and CENSEFORINST 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 duty 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 before attending the course.

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 the 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 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.

Last Modified 11/3/2016