Ship-Helicopter PQS, COMDTINST 3502.15
|1. PURPOSE. This Manual provides guidance for the establishment, implementation and administration of PQS for personnel assigned duties in support of shipboard helicopter operations aboard flight deck equipped Coast Guard cutters.
2. ACTION. Area and district commanders, commanders of maintenance and logistics commands, Commanding Officer, Aviation Training Center Mobile, and commanding officers of flight deck equipped cutters shall ensure that the provisions of this Manual are followed.
3. DIRECTIVES AFFECTED.
4. BACKGROUND. The PQS Program provides a system for qualifying personnel to perform certain duties. It reflects the minimum level of knowledge and skills an individual is required to demonstrate in order to qualify for a specific watchstation, maintain specific equipment, or perform as a team member. The PQS Program is not designed as a training program, but it provides many training objectives. The standards developed for this manual represent a cooperative effort between the Ship-Helicopter Branch at Aviation Training Center Mobile, Headquarters staff, and representatives from flight deck equipped cutters.
6. CHANGES. Changes to this Manual will be coordinated by the Ship-Helicopter Branch, ATC Mobile in conjunction with Commandant (G-OAV-2) and Commandant (G-OCU-3). Unit commanding officers are urged to provide recommendations for improvement to this Manual via the chain of command.
Overview: To qualify for Helicopter Operations jobs, you must complete the Personnel Qualification Standards (PQS).
Purpose: Successful completion of the PQS is required for qualification as a: