What is the role of the QE in the new program?
QE 's do the final "oral examination" dockside and "check-ride" for both crew and coxswain candidates. Only one (1) QE is needed for these tasks, significantly reducing the number of missions QE's will be called upon. QE's may QE members of their own flotillas with prior approval from their OTO. Note: There is nothing stated in the manuals prohibiting QE's from being mentors, but a QE can not be both a QE and mentor.