NATIONAL MERCHANT MARINE PERSONNEL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
TASK STATEMENT 21-3
Military Education, Training and Assessment for STCW and National Mariner Endorsements
To continue the progress made by the military services in evaluating the applicability of Military Education, Training and Assessment for STCW and National Merchant Mariner Credential Endorsements, and evaluate emergent requirements related to the ongoing Military to Mariner initiative.
N-MERPAC's predecessor MERPAC had an established subcommittee to provide the Coast Guard recommendations on the applicability of military service and training to meet the requirements for a Merchant Mariner Credential. They also provided recommendations on compliance with the following:
The ongoing work of this subcommittee provides a forum where the Coast Guard, the military services as a whole, and the maritime industry meet to discuss and provide recommendations on Military to Mariner issues. The Coast Guard asks that N-MERPAC continue to provide feedback on issues related to military education, training, and assessment for STCW and National Mariner Endorsements and emergent requirements related to the ongoing Military to Mariner initiative.
III. PROBLEM STATEMENT
The Coast Guard continues to evaluate and incorporate recommendations and suggestions into Military to Mariner regulations and policies affecting the military to mariner processes, both for the services and their affected members.
N-MERPAC will continue to monitor and assist with the military to mariner effort, by forming a working group during each semiannual Committee meeting. Intercessional meetings may also be held as needed. It will also coordinate with the National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee (N-MEDMAC), as required, regarding military to mariner medical certification as it pertains to merchant mariner credentialing.
V. ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE TASK
N-MERPAC will provide its comments to the Coast Guard semi-annually at its scheduled meetings. The need for this task statement will be reevaluated every 2 years and the task completed or extended as needed.
VI. COAST GUARD TECHNICAL REPRESENTATIVE
Ms. Megan Johns Henry (CG-MMC-1); Megan.C.Johns@uscg.mil
VII. WORKING GROUP CHAIR
Berit Eriksson______________________ November 18, 2021_ ____1___
Name Date Meeting #
Jerry Pannell Ms. Mayte Medina
Chairman U.S. Coast Guard N-MERPAC Designated Federal Officer
ENCLOSURE (1) Executive Order 13860, Supporting the Transition of Active Duty Service Members and Military Veterans into the Merchant Marine
Accepted: November 18, 2021