Tonight I received an email from the uscg with a link to survey about AB endorsements.
I took the survey answering the questions diligently. Most were about how I view the duties required and how important they are.
When I got my first AB card in 1994 I had to lower a 1/5 scale lifeboat at the battery and tie all the knots in front of USCG senior chief. He actually told me of you break my boat you fail. Apparently he spent a lot of time repairing it after failed tests
I have worked with guys whose training consisted of watching a video, and countless other guys who couldnt tie a bowline.
Has anyone else seen this survey?