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Initial Vessel Commander

Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations
Initial Accreditation

The purpose of the Initial Vessel Commander is to provide agency-specific training for Marine Interdiction Agents who are candidates to become AMO certified Vessel Commanders. Training encompasses all elements of the Small Boat Interdiction Program. The program combines classroom instruction with scenario-based training to provide students a robust training experience. The program is eight instructional days and consists of 64 hours of instruction. The average number of students per iteration of the program is eight

Accreditation History
Initial Accreditation