MSRT selection process?

SigmaWolf77

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Hello everyone, so I'm having a hard time finding out what the selection process is for the coast guard's MSRT. In fact there really isnt much of anything online about them.

I know they have their requirements for entry into their A&S (ie. 50 push ups, situps, 1.5 mile run, etc ) posted, but there is absolutely nothing online about them aside for SOFREP type articles. No mission stories, no books, no selection information except for one reddit post I saw.

Does anyone know if its swim centered like BUDS?

I spoke to several recruiters who knew very little about them but said the best suggested route to get there was to be a boarding officer for a few years and staying in good shape.

This is something I am considering now since I'm moving to Florida and am currently a government contractor electrical engineer with a clearance, prior service enlisted Marine.
Theres a lot of coast guard action with drug interdiction down there and I am currently working with a recruiter to join as a reserve commissioned boarding officer for a few years then planning to go active to try out for the MSRT DAS (direct action).

Does anyone have any recommendations on their selection prep? Anyone know anything about them?
Any information is greatly appreciated.
 

Rabid Badger

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I spoke to several recruiters who knew very little about them but said the best suggested route to get there was to be a boarding officer for a few years and staying in good shape.
I'll say that you will......better said...you should be a veteran OF, and be an expert IN, VBSS - in the USCG or "OTHER" LEA, well before you apply for the MSRT, along with any civilian high speed shooting course you can attain prior to attending either USCG B.T.O.C. or USCG A.T.O.C.

I taught BOTH schools for the USCG as a civilian contractor at Courthouse Bay SMTC

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SigmaWolf77

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I'll say that you will......better said...you should be a veteran OF, and be an expert IN, VBSS - in the USCG or "OTHER" LEA, well before you apply for the MSRT, along with any civilian high speed shooting course you can attain prior to attending either USCG B.T.O.C. or USCG A.T.O.C.

I taught BOTH schools for the USCG as a civilian contractor at Courthouse Bay SMTC

BTOC

ATOC
Thank you, I will be looking for civilian training courses in the Patrick Air Force base area soon.

I will definitely be making my goal clear to the recruiter that I would prefer to get into a job that would allow me to get a lot of time in as a boarding officer and ask about any sort of training I can volunteer for as a reserve commisioned officer.

I understand that I will have to go active and drop a package but I want some time to develop all the skills you mentioned and be a solid candidate.
 

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Sounds like you have a good goal in mind and have a great education behind you. You are literally on the 25yd line of a 1000yd goal and have a few years to go in that pursuit. Please keep us updated.

Many, many Coasties (and I mean that with all due respect to hard charging ~on the water LEO's~ that work alongside DHS) that are assigned to TACLET's all across the world are WAITING for INVITATIONS to attend selection to try to join MSRT. I gave you the info.

When I say civilian schools, I mean high speed self defense schools as well as slow down NRA slo-mo schools. The regular Navy / Coast Guard has a, let's just say, waaaaay different way of running their day to day conventional ranges in that, I mean ~ if the barrel of your rifle comes 1" from NOT being pointed downrange, you will be escorted FROM the range. Get used to the different ways RSO's run ranges.
 

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Sounds like you have a good goal in mind and have a great education behind you. You are literally on the 25yd line of a 1000yd goal and have a few years to go in that pursuit. Please keep us updated.

Many, many Coasties (and I mean that with all due respect to hard charging ~on the water LEO's~ that work alongside DHS) that are assigned to TACLET's all across the world are WAITING for INVITATIONS to attend selection to try to join MSRT. I gave you the info.

When I say civilian schools, I mean high speed self defense schools as well as slow down NRA slo-mo schools. The regular Navy / Coast Guard has a, let's just say, waaaaay different way of running their day to day conventional ranges in that, I mean ~ if the barrel of your rifle comes 1" from NOT being pointed downrange, you will be escorted FROM the range. Get used to the different ways RSO's run ranges.
Those regular range guys would freak in a CQB scenario.
 
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