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Initial Tactical Boarding Officer (ITBO)

Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations,
Initial Accreditation

The purpose of the ITBO is to provide recently hired Marine Interdiction Agents with training and instruction on crew resource management, felony boarding procedures, marine-specific defensive tactics and techniques, close quarters tactical movement and weapon retention, the use of the pepper ball launching system in the maritime environment, and force-on-force scenario-based training. The ITBO is 14 instructional days and consists of 112 hours of instruction. The average number of students per iteration of the program is 12.

Accreditation History
Initial Accreditation