STAN 2.0: Ready for operations and retirement of Kimball award

As we wrap up our series on STAN 2.0, we wanted to address how the assessment standard will impact a unit’s ability to be designated ready or operations and why STAN 2.0 and a shift to a risk-based methodology brought about the retirement of the Sumner I. Kimball Readiness Award.


STAN 2.0: Scoring system explained

Where the old system focused on getting the most points, STAN 2.0 emphasizes getting the least. A perfect score would be zero, representing no percieved operational risk, however there are no minimum scores required. The score is solely for consideration by operational commanders when determining the level of risk to operational readiness at each unit under their command.


STAN 2.0: New Boat Forces standardization policy

This post is the first in a four-part series that will explain the new Boat Forces standardization, called STAN, assessment standards. On Sept. 19, the Office of Boat Forces announced the implementation of the new STAN framework and provided policy updates to the Boat Forces manual.


Sunday Scuttlebutt

Coast Guard Scuttlebutt comics are drawn by Petty Officer Patton and are available at www.cgscuttlebutt.com.   Coast Guard RFO inspections are intense written and practical examinations of unit’s operational readiness. Here you can read about Coast Guard Sector Northern New […]