Navy and USCG always seem to have had a combative relationship with their training standards.
Neither recognizes anything from the other's training.
Common sense seems to dictate that seamanship training courses could be standardized across the sea services, and modified simply to ensure they meet the basic requirements for domestic and international licenses/endorsements.
I know that Army waterborne is STCW compliant. Pretty sure NOAA Corps is working towards all of their stuff being STCW compliant. Why cant Navy, USCG active duty do the same?
But if they want to screw their sailors out of opportunities after the Navy, who am I to say otherwise...