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Special Warfare Boat Operator
Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewman (SWCC)
Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewmen (SWCC) are specially selected and trained special operations forces (SOF) who operate NSW combatant and other craft in maritime, coastal, and riverine environments. They conduct special operations such as over-the-beach and other insertion/extraction of SOF; waterborne guard post; maritime interception operations/visit, board, search and seizure; coastal patrol and interdiction, special reconnaissance, and Foreign Internal Defense, with or without SEALs or other SOF.
All SWCCs attend Basic Crewman Selection (BCS) and Basic Crewman Training (BCT) at the Naval Special Warfare Center. Upon completion of BCT, all SWCCs undergo Crewman Qualification Training (CQT). Those who graduate are awarded the Basic Crewman insignia, which signifies a qualified SWCC, and earn the Special Warfare Boat Operator (SB) Navy rating. After graduation, select members will continue for an additional nine months of advanced training to become SOF Medics, while all other graduates will report to their first operational Special Boat Team.
Training and education is continued throughout their careers through a combination of formal and informal processes including on-the-job skills training, attendance at various service or SOF training courses, and civilian courses of instruction. Once qualified, a SWCC can expect to spend the remainder of his career in the special operations community.
SB Community Summary Sheet
SB Career Path (revised December 2019)
SB Rating Occupational Standards
ALL HANDS SWCC Video