At the heart of Amphibious Warfare are the Navy's LCAC's. They are $22-million-dollar Landing craft manned by entirely enlisted crews with a CPO or above in charge.
LCAC’s deploy on a variety of platforms, most commonly LSD’S, LHD’s, and LHA’s. Primarily used for transporting, ship-to-shore and across the beach, personnel, weapons, equipment, and cargo of the assault elements of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force.
LCAC CREW MEMBERS
LCAC CRAFTMASTER (NEC-800A) is open to all ratings E7 to E9. Having the sole responsibility of a $22-million-dollar craft, crew and everything onboard is an excellent opportunity to show the Navy you have the right stuff for advancement.
LCAC ENGINEER (NEC-4131) is a position similar to that of the ship's Chief Engineer. The source ratings are GSE, GSM, EN, DC, EM, HT, MR, and MM ratings in paygrades E5 and E6. You will be responsible for the operation, preventative, and corrective maintenance of the engineering plant. In addition to engineering responsibilities, you will be cross trained to fly the craft in the event the Craftmaster becomes incapacitated.
LCAC NAVIGATOR (NEC-701B) is responsible for mission planning, navigation, beach assaults, and craft communications. This position is open to OS, QM, AW, ET, and ET (SS) ratings in paygrades E5 and E6.
LCAC LOADMASTER (NEC-700B) is responsible for the proper loading and offloading of all cargo and passengers. In addition, they are the craft armorer. This position is open to BM, GSM, GSE and ABH ratings in paygrades E3 and E6.
DECK ENGINEER (NEC-4130) assists the Craft Engineer in the operation, preventive and corrective maintenance. This position is open to GSE, GSM and the HT rating. Paygrades E4 thru E5.
· Must obtain a 2nd class swim qualification
· No NJP within last 36 Months
· NEC 800A, 4131, 701B
o ASVAB score GS+AR+MK+EI = 204 or greater
o Eyesight cannot be greater than 20/100, correctable to 20/20, no color blindness.
You must then be able to successfully pass a complete flight physical and a
o Psychomotor skills test.
o Valid security clearance.
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