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Beach Master Unit

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Beach Master Unit

The mission of a beach master unit (BMU) is to provide tactical components in support of amphibious operations. BMU deploys naval beach party teams in conjunction with expeditionary forces in order to provide beach and surf zone salvage and to

facilitate the landing and movement of troops, equipment and supplies over the beach.  BMU also assist with the evacuation of casualties, prisoners of war, and non combatants. 

Their task is to control the boat traffic for the smooth and efficient flow of personnel and materials over the beach while establishing visual and radio communications with the primary amphibious control ship.