Office of Leadership (CG-128)

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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

MOCTC is designed to prepare Coast Guard Lieutenants (O-3s) and civilians (GS-12s), preferably in a supervisory/team leadership role, as they transition to roles of greater responsibility and broader impact, evolving their leadership abilities and approach to handle more complex leadership challenges. While expanding their ability to lead others at their unit, the course prepares O-3s and GS-12s to apply knowledge to large-scale current organizational challenges and daily individual leadership challenges. Topics in the course include leadership practices, communication (interpersonal, written, and oral), self-awareness, team-dynamics, collaboration, conflict management, critical thinking, emotional intelligence and ethical decision-making. Each student will complete a 360-degree feedback survey and commit to improve in at least three areas.

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


MOCTC encompasses a blended learning format of seven weeks of pre-resident online instruction, two weeks of residency, followed by seven weeks of post-resident online instruction. Online coursework requires a 2-4 hour commitment per week and includes reading, participation in online discussion boards and phone discussions with a skills transfer coach. Students who fail to keep up with course assignments may be disenrolled. 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 (01-21)

LDC-New London, CT

TBD 06/28/2021-07/02/2021

MOCTC (02-21)

LDC-New London, CT

TBD 09/20/2021-09/24/2021

* Please contact LT Erica Linnemann, ETQC at for inquiries about course availability or adjustments to previously submitted ETRs.

Program Manager

LT Merrill Gutowski, COMDT (CG-128), phone 202-475-5089, email