This course trains officers and senior enlisted personnel assigned to a Riverine squadron the duties and responsibilities of a Riverine Patrol Officer.
The course emphasizes mission planning, riverine tactics and techniques, riverine operation of military communications equipment, communications procedures, fire support requests, tactical employment of riverine crafts, small unit leadership, and other individual and collective skills unique to the riverine missions. Tactical boat operations include movement techniques, formations, ambushes, immediate action drills, troop inserts/extracts, and a final riverine battle problem involving opposing force craft and troops.
Students must have completed course 062-0052, Riverine Crewman.
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 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 medications which may have side effects that cause drowsiness, dizziness, visual disturbance, decreased muscle coordination, or decreased motor function.
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 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 have completed the course 840-0397, Riverine Security Team Trainer.
Students must be gender male.
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 E-7 or higher.
Students must pass a Basic Maritime Navigation Entrance Exam on the first day of the course. The exam covers basic maritime navigational skills, maritime rules of the road, aids to navigation, and plotting geographic coordinates on navigational charts.
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.