Course Schedules

This 3-day (Monday - Wednesday) course introduces the mariner to the tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP) they will need to be a member of the Ships Reaction Force (SRF) when sailing aboard ships governed by the Military Sealift Command (MSC). This course combines classroom lecture and scenario-based practicals. Some topics covered are Deadly Force decision making UoF, equipment, communications, team movement, and close quarter combat (CQC). Renewal is required every 3 years.


  • Students are required to have a current Small Arms certificate to be eligible to attend this class.  Any student who arrives to this course without a current Small Arms certificate will be dropped from the class.
  • Students should expect to be in class all day on Wednesday.


Course Capacity: 12 students

Prerequisites: Security Watchstander Basic, Security Watchstander Advanced, and Small Arms qualification on M9 and M500.

Special Requirements: None

MSC Approval: This course is recognized as meeting the Military Sealift Command’s standards and content and meets the standards of COMSCINST 5530.3 series.