USCG - COMDTINST M3502.11C
NAVAL ENGINEER PERSONNEL QUALIFICATION STANDARD
|Publication Date:||12 June 2013|
The primary goal of the Naval Engineer Personnel Qualification Standard (PQS) program is to train officers for duty as Naval Engineers and is broken down into two parts. Part I, Student Engineer, is completed by finishing Chapters 1-4 during an Officer's initial afloat engineering assignment. Part II, Naval Engineer in Training, is completed by finishing Chapters 5-6 during a subsequent Naval Engineering tour. It is understood that not all officers assigned to initial Student Engineering billets will continue on to be Naval Engineers. The knowledge and skills gained through the completion of Part I will provide an excellent foundation for future assignments in technical, logistical, and operational specialties. Part I of this PQS is generic to all cutter classes and shall be administered in conjunction with a unit's Engineer Officer of the Watch (EOW) qualification process. The unit's Engineer Officer (EO) is responsible to ensure the Student Engineer is well versed in all aspects of the curriculum during the member's first afloat tour. If assigned to a subsequent naval engineering tour upon completion of Part I, the Officer becomes a Naval Engineer in Training. During this tour, the supervisor is responsible for ensuring the Naval Engineer in Training continues the program to completion. Highly motivated Officers who want to become a Naval Engineer are able to commence Part II during their Student Engineering assignment.