An extension of the Boat Crew program involves the more extensive Coxswain training regimen which qualifies an Auxiliarist to lead Auxiliary patrols and other events. Qualified coxswains serve as small boat commanders, and those that complete this rigorous operational training are considered to be the top notch mariners in the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Students must complete a series of written and underway (practical) examinations following thorough training in navigation, boat handling, small unit leadership, incident command, operations policy, federal and international regulations, and a variety of other relevant disciplines. Members considering Coxswain training must be qualified as Boat Crew, with a minimum of 28 hours underway and show a deep understanding and skill appropriate to Coxswain training. Members should also be recommended for Coxswain before undertaking this certification path.
At the current time there are no classes scheduled for this course. Check this page often to see if a class has been scheduled for this course.