ACU FOUR

Craft Crew

Deck Engineer

The LCAC Deck Engineer assists the Craft Engineer with at sea troubleshooting and repair of engineering systems. Assists the Craft Engineer in the daily performance of craft operations and conducts routine maintenance on craft control, propulsion, and lift systems. May act as Port Lookout during underway operations. The following are the prerequisites:

  • 2nd Class Swimmer
  • Medical Standards: IAW MED MAN Art. 15-71A
  • Pay Grade: E-1 to E-5
  • Rate: GS, HT, or Undesignated Fireman
  • No Security Clearance Required

The course consists of 62 Hours of LCAC classroom training covering all major craft propulsion and control systems, casualty control procedures, mission preparation checklists, underway lookout procedures and U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Rules of the Road. The course also includes 98 hours of practical application both static and underway. Upon Completion student will be awarded the 4130 NEC.

Craft Crew       Craft Crew

Craft Crew       Craft Crew


Load Master

The LCAC Loadmaster directs and assists the loading, unloading, and securing of cargo onboad LCAC. Ensures accuracy of craft weight and center of gravity. Acts as Port Lookout during underway operations and supervises all seamanship evolutions. Performs craft inspections and accomplishment of maintenance, modifications, and repair of deck equipment. The following are the prerequisites:

  • 2nd Class Swimmer
  • Medical Standards: IAW MED MAN Art. 15-71A
  • Pay Grade: E-4 to E-6
  • Rate: BM, GSE, or GSM
  • No Security Clearance Required
  • Only open to Top Performing personnel

The course consists of 56 Hours of LCAC classroom training which includes Loadmaster duties, LCAC features/configuration, mission cargo preparation, special procedures, cargo serial load planning and U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Rules of the Road. The course also includes 24 hours of practical application. Upon Completion student will be awarded the 0172 NEC

         

LCAC          LCAC

Navigator

The LCAC Navigator is given the necessary information, skill development, and practical application on High Speed Radar Navigation, tactical maneuvering, and communication techniques necessary for LCAC operation.  The following are the prerequisites:

  • ASVAB: AR+MK+EI+CS= 204
  • 2nd Class Swimmer
  • Medical Standards: IAW NAVMED P117
  • Normal Color Perception Required
  • Vision must be correctable to 20/20 in each eye.
  • Pay Grade: E-5 to E-7
  • Rate: OS, QM, or ET(SS)
  • Must be eligible for SECRET clearance

The course consists of 155 hours of LCAC classroom instruction to include Rules of the Road, Navigation Systems and Operation, NAVSTAR Global Positioning System Operation, and Communication Equipment Operation. This course also consists of 165 hours of LCAC Full Mission Trainer (FMT) training and actual LCAC systems operation. Upon Completion student will be awarded the 0304 NEC.

LCAC Beach Landing          LCACs


Craft Crew


Engineer

The LCAC Engineer is trained in the duties specifically in the area of electrical/mechanical systems operation and control systems. Equipment casualty control procedures and basic craft operational capabilities. Provide the knowledge and skills required to function as the Assistant Operator assisting in operating the LCAC in normal emergency and degraded modes; over water and land in all conditions, including ships well deck entry/exit. The following are the prerequisites:
  • ASVAB: AR+MK+EI+GS= 204
  • 2nd Class Swimmer
  • Medical Standards: IAW NAVMED P117
  • Must Pass LCAC Operator Psychomotor Skills Test at either ACU 4 or 5
  • Pay Grade: E-5 to E-9
  • Rate: Any Engineering
  • Rate Must be eligible for SECRET clearance

The course consists of 155 hours of LCAC classroom instruction which includes systems, Rules of the Road, and Operation. This Course also consists of 165 hours of LCAC Full Motion Trainer (FMT) training and actual LCAC systems operation. Upon Completion student will be awarded the 4131 NEC.

Craft Crew          Craft Crew


LCAC Beach Landing          LCAC Offload


Craft Master  

The LCAC Craftmaster is trained in the knowledge and skills required to operate the LCAC in normal, emergency, and degraded modes over water and land in all conditions, including the ship’s well deck entry/exit. The following are the prerequisites:

  • ASVAB: AR+MK+EI+GS= 204 Required
  • 2nd Class Swimmer
  • Medical Standards: IAW NAVMED P117
  • Must Pass LCAC Operator Psychomotor Skills Test at either ACU 4 or 5
  • Open to TOP PERFORMING E-7 to E-9 personnel in all ratings.
  • Must be eligible for SECRET clearance

The course consists of 155 hours of LCAC classroom instruction which includes systems, Rules of the Road, and Operation. This Course also consists of 165 hours of LCAC Full Motion Trainer (FMT) training and actual LCAC systems operation. Upon Completion student will be awarded the 0167 NEC.  

LCAC Beach Landing          LCAC Beach Landing


LCAC Beach Landing          LCACs