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Naval Tactical Operations Group (NTOG)

Stood up in 2014 and located near Esquimalt, BC, the Naval Tactical Operations Group (NTOG) is a unit within the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) that specializes in Maritime Interdiction Operations (MIO) and Force Protection. 

With this mandate, NTOG’s primary roles include, intercepting suspect vessels in order to prevent the movement of illicit cargo and contraband at sea (MIO), and protecting naval vessels, maritime infrastructure and personnel. Since 2016, as a part of the Government of Canada’s contribution to improving maritime safety and security across the globe, NTOG’s role has expanded to include supporting international capacity building activities with numerous partner nations.
The Maritime Tactical Operator Course (MTOC) involves extensive training in advanced MIO tactics, including hand-to-hand combat, improvised explosive device identification, littoral operations (light patrolling, advance-to-contact training, and securing a beachhead), close quarters battle, tactical shooting, and tactical questioning. To be selected for the nearly six-month MTOC, candidates must successfully complete a selection process that begins with a base level pre-selection physical fitness evaluation,and culminates in a rigorous multi-day Assessment Center run at NTOG’s training facility on Vancouver Island, BC.

The Maritime Tactical Operator’s Candidate Aide provides a performance readiness preparation program and a background description of the physical demands of the Maritime Tactical Operators and qualification course. Please contact your local PSP staff for guidance of the training program, it’s individualization to better reflect your needs and access to the mobile app version of the preparation program. 

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