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COAST GUARD AUXILIARISTS WALLY DAWSON & JIM CAMPBELL INSTRUCT THE IMOC SEARCH & RESCUE MODULE AT COAST GUARD TRAINNG CENTER YORKTOWN (TRACEN) THAT CONCLUDED ON 28JUN13

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FLOTILLA 33 MEMBER WALLY DAWSON (L) & FLOTILLA MEMBER 31 MEMBER JIM CAMPBELL (R) INSTRUCT THE SEARCH & RESCUE MODULE OF THE INTERNATIONAL MARITIME OFFICERS SCHOOL COURSE AT THE COAST GUARD TRAINING CENTER AT YORKTOWN (TRACEN).

 

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DAWSON & CAMPBELL INSTRUCT INTERNATIONAL MILITARY OFFICERS

Wally Dawson of Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 33, and Jim Campbell, of Flotilla 31 in Richmond, recently completed instructing Foreign Military Officers on Search and Rescue (SAR) Procedures. Thirty senior and mid-level officers, including a two-star Admiral, participated in the International SAR Course. Officers came from Albania, Bahrain, Cambodia, Cameroon, Djibouti, Dutch Caribbean, Egypt, Georgia, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Maldives, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Serbia, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and Tunisia to participate in the U.S. Coast Guard’s Maritime Officers School.

The International Maritime Officers School (IMOC) resides within the International Resident Training Branch at Coast Guard’s Training Center Yorktown (TRACEN). The School provides an in-depth overview of U.S. Coast Guard organization, planning and management of its missions to senior and mid-grade coast guard, navy, maritime police and civilian equivalent personnel from around the world.

This group began their instruction on March 18th and graduation was at the end of June. “I am proud to be part of this mission,” commented Dawson. “Many lives can be saved if rescue units around the world follow the same procedures and can work together for a common good. “Shared missions, common interests” is one of the themes of the IMOC.”

“Maritime search and rescue organizations around the world operate within a framework established by the International Maritime organization (IMO),” continued Dawson. “That standardization fosters cooperation and saves lives, which is especially important when multiple countries are involved or there is a large incident.”

Although Dawson & Campbell regularly contribute time and at the Coast Guard’s National Search and Rescue (SAR) School at TRACEN and have previously instructed this course, this is the first time that Coast Guard Auxiliary members were completely responsible for instructing the Search and Rescue Module without an active member of the Coast Guard participating. Dawson & Campbell will never know how many lives are impacted by the training offered in this program, but can be satisfied by a job well done!

 

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