U.S. Coast Guard | Commandant (CG-128)
2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE | Stop 7907
Washington, D.C. 20593-7907

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Midgrade Officer and Civilian Transition Course (MOCTC) (100139)

About the Course

 As officers and civilian personnel transition to roles of greater responsibility and broader impact, their leadership abilities and approaches must evolve to handle more complex leadership challenges. The primary focuses of MOCTC are Leading Self and Leading Others with learning outcomes that enhance self-awareness, critical thinking, and interpersonal mastery. MOCTC aims to provide graduates developmental experiences to prepare them for service 
as Coast Guard leaders who:

  • Evaluate his/her self-awareness to discover intrinsic motivations and formulate a plan for self-improvement
  • Analyze and improve the level of critical thinking to be prepared for future adaptive challenges
  • Develop the capacity to engage in higher levels of productive relationships

For more information, please visit the MOCTC-1 Portal Site.


MOCTC is delivered in a blended format over a period of six weeks including five weeks online pre-residency work followed by a one week, in-person resident session. The online coursework requires a 2-3 hour commitment per week and includes reading, participation in online discussion boards, and various other assignments. Students who fail to complete the online coursework will be disenrolled prior to the residency period. The online portions of this course requires internet access, CG workstation not required.


The target audience for MOCTC is Active Duty and Reserve O-3s and GS-12s that have recently assumed supervisory roles are encouraged to apply.

MOCTC Business Rules

Application Procedures

Coordinate with your Training Officer or ESO to submit an Electronic Training Request (ETR) using Direct Access. Reservists must route their request through their command to (DXR/AREA/DOL) via the CGR-TMS process.

Class Convening Dates

Course Pre-Residency Residency

MOCTC (01-22)

LDC-New London, CT

11 Oct 21 15 Nov 21 - 19 Nov 21

MOCTC (02-22)

CGHQ-Washington, DC

8 Nov 21  13 Dec 21 - 17 Dec 21

* Please contact PERS2 Jennifer Wilhite, ETQC at Jennifer.C.Wilhite@uscg.mil for inquiries about course availability or adjustments to previously submitted ETRs.

Program Manager

LT Merrill Gutowski, COMDT (CG-128), phone 202-475-5089, email Merrill.Gutowski@uscg.mil