Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewmen
Posted on: May 12, 2022
ABOUT Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewmen (SWCC) are
specially trained to operate on and around rivers and coastal
regions around the world. Wielding extreme firepower and a deadly
skill set, SWCC operators support special warfare/special
operations missions, as well as conduct direct action and special
reconnaissance missions of their own.
As a SWCC, you may very likely:
Insert and extract SEALs and other Special Operations personnel
from a variety of Naval Surface Warfare vessels Collect important
data about enemy military installations and shipping traffic in
coastal areas Assist other military and civilian law enforcement
agencies RESPONSIBILITIES As a SWCC, you will be called upon by
your fellow Special Operations counterparts for support anywhere,
anytime. You will typically:
Operate independently among small units or integrate with other
U.S. Special Operations forces or within U.S. Navy carrier and
expeditionary strike groups to accomplish operational tasks Operate
and maintain ordnance systems, communications, electronics, small
boats and other equipment associated with SWCC and other special
operations missions Perform direct action raids against enemy
shipping and waterborne traffic Provide rapid mobility in shallow
water areas where larger ships cannot operate WORK ENVIRONMENT SWCC
operators may be deployed anywhere in the world and operate day or
night in cold weather, desert, tropical or jungle environments.
TRAINING & ADVANCEMENT As a SWCC, you will undergo some of the most
intense and demanding physical and mental training in the world.
While qualifying for SWCC in the Delayed Entry Program is
preferred, you may also volunteer any time during your enlistment
after completing boot camp and prior to your 31st birthday.
While at RTC, you will take part in a rigorous physical examination
and medical screening. Upon review of your entrance medical
examinations, further physical screening tests will be given at RTC
and at the Naval Special Warfare Center (SWCC School). Get full
details on SWCC training.
Promotion opportunities are regularly available but competitive and
based on performance. It's also important to note that specialized
training received and work experience gained in the course of
service can lead to valuable credentialing and occupational
opportunities in related fields.
EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES Members of the Naval Special Warfare/Naval
Special Operations (NSW/NSO) community have any number of unique
opportunities to advance their education. Navy training provides
everything from the fundamentals of explosive ordnance disposal, to
knowledge of chemical and biological warfare, military tactics,
deep-sea diving or a number of other tactical military
Beyond offering access to professional credentials and
certifications, Navy training in the NSW/NSO community can
translate to credit hours toward a bachelor's or associate degree
through the American Council on Education. You may also continue
your education through opportunities like the following:
Navy College Program and Tuition Assistance Post-9/11 GI Bill
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS No college degree is required to
become an Enlisted Navy SWCC operator, but the standards of
qualification require the kind of mental and physical fortitude
that few possess. For those making the cut, immense challenges and
constant training are a way of life.
To qualify for SWCC training, you must:
Meet specific eyesight requirements: 20/40 best eye; 20/70 worst
eye; correctable to 20/25 with no color blindness Meet the minimum
Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) score:
AR+VE=103, MC=51 Be 30 years of age or younger Be a U.S. citizen
and eligible for security clearance Visit the Navy SWCC PST
Calculator to review the current minimum Navy Physical Screening
Test (PST) requirements for Navy Challenge Programs.
General qualifications may vary depending upon whether you're
currently serving, whether you've served before or whether you've
never served before.
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