Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services

Occupation Exhibit



Exhibit Dates: 7/05–2/16.

Career Pattern
Will have progressed to Operations Systems Specialist (OSS) from enlisted rating, Operations Specialist (OS).

Officers are operational and technical specialists in the fields of security, surface operations, and C4I systems. They serve as command security officers, and assistant operations officers and are experts in the C4I systems capabilities, limitations, and reliability. They organize and supervise personnel in sector command centers and provide technical advice and information concerning physical and personnel security practices. They also advise commands on the proper methods of maintaining the Coast Guards common operating picture.

Related Competencies
Project management topics include evaluation, forecasting, human needs assessment, quality control, reporting status and progress to supervisors, task execution, trend analysis, and workload management. Communications security topics include intrusion detection, intrusion prevention, security administration, and security concepts and techniques. Communications systems management topics include communication line control, error control and security, hardware, inspection, network design, performance analysis, quality assurance, software, and trend analysis. Security management topics include assets protection management (evaluation and implementation); information security programs and procedures (development and implementation); information technology security program management; management functions; personnel security systems; security programs implementation; security staff development; and security unit (planning, organizing, staffing, and controlling). Personnel management topics include discipline, essentials of personnel management, fundamentals of supervision, job analysis, personnel evaluation of motivation, promotion, staffing and promotions, and training. Supervision topics include counseling, evaluation and performance appraisal, mentoring, organizational staffing, planning, rewards motivation, and supervisory reports. Disaster recovery topics include command arrangements, communication techniques, damage assessments, fiscal planning among agencies, hazards, resource assessments, response and recovery, and victimization. Risk management topics include assessment, mitigation, preparedness, and response and recovery. Physical security topics include architectural design for security, fire protection, guard force, lighting, perimeter protection, physical and electronic methodologies, security survey, signage, threat assessment, and wall materials.

In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in personnel management or supervision, 3 in project management, 3 in communications security, 3 in disaster recovery or risk management, 3 in communications systems management, 3 in security management, and 3 in physical security (10/06)(10/06).

ACE occupation reviews are conducted by faculty currently teaching at appropriately accredited colleges and universities. Faculty teams analyze the official occupation standards and validate the duties and requirements through service member interviews to determine if the content, scope, and rigor of the experiential learning align to current postsecondary curricula. A minimum of 3 faculty evaluators must achieve consensus on credit recommendations. Please see Faculty Evaluators - Home Page for more information.