When can I negotiate for a particular Assault Craft Unit?
Once you have completed the screening requirements IAW the screening message, and I have received the results, you can then negotiate for open billets.
What are the rating requirements?
Craftmaster is open to all Chief Petty Officer ratings. Engineers are open to E-5 and E-6 personnel in the GS, EN, EM, HT, MM and MR ratings. Navigator is open to E-5 through E-6 personnel in the QM, OS and ET Ratings.
Will I receive any extra money being assigned as an LCAC crewmember?
Craftmaster currently receive $225.00, Engineers and Navigators receive $150.00 per month in Special Duty Assignment Pay.
Is the LCAC program open to FEMALES?
Yes, All positions are open to Females.
How long is the training and where is it?
Formal training is conducted at EWTGLANT, Little Creek, VA. and EWTGPAC, Coronado, CA. This is followed by 2 months of advanced training at ACU-4 or 5.
Will I receive Sea Pay?
Currently ACU 4 and 5 Sailors only receive Sea Pay while embarked onboard a Ship.
What will my Prescribed Sea Tour be?
Initial PST's are set at 5 years for ACU's 4 and 5. Det Sasebo is 2 years unaccompanied and 3 years accompanied.
Where are the Assault Craft Units (ACU) located?
ACU-4 is located at Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, Virginia. ACU-5 is located at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, CA, approximately 50 miles north of San Diego, and ACU-5 Det WESPAC, Sasebo, JA.
What do I need to do to get into the LCAC program?
First step is to be released by your rating detailer. Once this is completed I will send you a screening message for a local medical, dental and service record screening IAW the MILPERSMAN 1306-949. Once you have completed this screening and I have received your screening suitability message contact me via email.