CG-OAP15 recognizes officers who excel at integrating the Auxiliary with Coast Guard activities. This specialty code can be earned by officers who come in sustained contact with their Auxiliary counterparts. Specifically, it can be earned upon completing two years satisfactory performance as a unit Auxiliary Liaison Officer, or AUXLO or sector division officer, or following two years of satisfactory performance as a district Director of Auxiliary, or DIRAUX or in a CG-BSX-1 staff billet. In essence, officers with the CG-OAP15 specialty code know how to get the get the job done by leading volunteers.
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Our nation’s waterways are a critical component of the Marine Transportation System or MTS. The MTS is a highly integrated system that includes over 1,000 harbor channels and 25,000 miles of commercially navigable channels. It connects over 152,000 miles of railroad, 45,000 miles of interstate highway, and 460,000 miles of pipeline through nearly 2,000 terminals operated at over 360 deep and shallow draft ports.
The Coast Guard has been responsible for conducting marine casualty investigations since the Steamboat Inspection Service was formed in 1874. Currently, the investigation program resides within the Coast Guard’s Prevention Directorate and employs approximately 200 uniformed and civilian staff stationed domestically and internationally and includes two National Centers of Expertise.
The OAP11 – Vessel Inspections specialty code designates the recipient as a certified Coast Guard Marine Inspector and Port State Control Examiner. This program utilizes the Apprentice-Journeyman-Advanced Journeyman concept for progression through competency achievement.
Prevention Officers with this specialty have the training, skills, and experience to manage and execute the Coast Guard’s prevention operations. Prevention mission management requires detailed knowledge of the inspection of vessels, facilities, maritime investigations, enforcement of waterway safety and security standards, and waterway analyses.
What is an ENG-15 Officer Specialty Code? Each year, a panel meets to select 12 qualified aviators for the prestigious Aeronautical Engineering Officer Training Program.
Every mission starts and ends in a Coast Guard facility,” said Rear Adm. J.A. Kinghorn. Coast Guard civil engineers are those officers who have achieved the CG-ENG13 sub-specialty and manage the entire shore facility asset portfolio for the Coast Guard.