TCT is a requirement for participation in the Boat Crew Program.
This training is required as part of the initial training cycle for crew
or PWC operator candidates. It is required on a five year cycle for all
qualified boat crew program members at the crew, coxswain, or PWC
operator level and active QEs are on a two year cycle. This scheduled
eight hour training course can only accomplished by classroom attendance
taught by a US Coast Guard certified TCT facilitator (AUX or CG) on
QEs are being instructed in the current QE workshops that there
are no waived tasks and all blocks including TCT training must be
completed (or up to date) before any Dockside Oral Examination can be
initiated. FYI: Dockside must be completed before the Underway Check
Ride can start.
In the past, the presentation of TCT training opportunities for
members has not been well dissimulated in the district. This has
resulted in members missing training opportunities in their area but
outside of their immediate division.
2. Plan to correct this problem:
The DIRAUX’s OTO will provide a copy of the request for a TCT
facilitator(s) to the CG to the DSO-MT. This request has the date and
location of the training requested. The DSO-MT will then reformat the
information and email to all SO-MT and their DCP (info EXCOM and Section
Chiefs). In addition, the DSO-CS will be asked to include this
information on the 8ER web site.
Although travel reimbursement is not normally provided Auxiliary
members to attend TCT, the OTO will review requests sent to him via
the chain of leadership for exceptions to this policy and will make
recommendations to the DIRAUX.
Please advise your members of the TCT availability especially
for our newer members wanting to participate in the boat crew program.
Historically, TCT has been presented on a limited basis and this does
not appear to be changing.
3. Action by members to attend TCT.
Members or their elected/appointed officers should contact the
POC for additional information and the availability of seats. The POC
is the lead, not the facilitator; therefore, all contact should be
with the POC or their Division Captain.
Current Planned Opportunities:
TCT from Pittsburgh MSU.
10 April, 2008 for USCG
23rd April, 2008 for USCG
active duty(12 people).
Contact Dave Simon
A 8 hour TCT session is planned for Saturday, 21
0800 to 1700 CDT. The training will be held
at facilities of the
American Red Cross in downtown Decatur not far from the
River off US 31. The address is 431Holly St,
(A map is attached). Uniform is Blue Trops long.
POC is Duncan Wilkinson, email address and phone