provided in Chapter 6 of the Aeronautical Engineering Maintenance Management
Manual COMDTINST M13020.1(series).
Apprentice Program Policy: The Aviation Workforce Structure Study (AWSS)
recommended and the Commandant approved the establishment of an Apprentice
Program for the aviation ratings. The program is designed to further the professional
growth of newly graduated aviation class "A" school students and ultimately reduce
the overall time required for an entry level technician to attain proficiency in his/her
rating skill sets. The Apprentice Program will also facilitate the completion of the E-5
Performance Qualifications and position the member for participation in their SWE
competition. Further guidance is provided in Chapter 6 of the Aeronautical
Engineering Maintenance Management Manual, COMDTINST M13020.1(series).
Non-Resident Courses for the New Aviation Ratings: Effective 1 January 1999, all
non-resident courses ordered from the Coast Guard Institute will be based on the
newly established aviation ratings.
Aviation Performance Qualifications: The Performance Qualifications are the
foundation for each enlisted rating. "A" School curricula, non-resident courses, and
the rating's SWEs are all derived and founded in the rating's performance
qualifications. Change 10 to the Enlisted Qualifications Manual, COMDTINST
1414.8, reflects new performance qualifications for the new aviation ratings. These
qualifications were approved and published in February 1997.
Aviation Qualification Codes: Effective 1 January 1999, all aviation class "C" school
training will be tracked under the new qualification codes listed in enclosure (1). The
new aviation qualification codes will appear in the next change to the Enlisted
Qualification Codes Manual, COMDTINST M1414.9. In conjunction with the
aviation rating restructuring initiative and 4-A-1(b) of the Personnel Manual,
COMDTINST M1000.6 (series), CGPC-epm will give primary consideration to
member's aircrew and training qualifications as a needs of the Service criteria for PCS
assignment. In cases of individuals having similar qualification, 4-A-2(e) applies.
Air Station Staffing Standards: Revised Air Station Staffing Standards and Personnel
Allowance Lists (PALS) have been developed and will be published under separate
Rating Designation: Effective 1 January 1999, all Coast Guard instructions, notices
and manuals should reflect or refer to the new ratings by their correct title.
Uniforms: The aviation rating restructuring will not affect any Coast Guard uniforms
with exception of the new rating insignia. Effective 1 January 1999, the new aviation
ratings of AMT and AVT will wear the AD and AT rating badges as their respective