Serve full-time in Naval Special Warfare Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewman (SWCC)

Be part of a brotherhood that defends freedom in fast boats.

There are now openings for Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewmen (SWCCs) in America’s Navy.

Industry: Military, Special Forces, Reconnaissance, Counterterrorism, Sea Piracy, Coastal Patrol, Special Ops, Clandestine, Unconventional Warfare

Type of Service: Full-time (Active Duty)

Type of Position: Enlisted in the Naval Special Warfare community (high school diploma or equivalent required)

About this Job: Navy SWCCs operate some of the world’s most high-speed, high-performance, heavily armed small craft in existence – defending freedom via the riverine and littoral environment. In this role:

  • Operate independently among small units, or integrate with other U.S. Special Operations forces or within U.S. Navy carrier and expeditionary strike groups, to accomplish operational tasks
  • Insert and extract SEALs and other Special Operations personnel from a variety of Naval Surface Warfare vessels, ready at a moment’s notice to provide stealth cover and unleash awesome firepower
  • Collect important data about enemy military installations and shipping traffic in coastal areas
  • Protect global waters from enemy combatants, performing direct action raids against enemy shipping and waterborne traffic
  • Provide rapid mobility in shallow water areas where larger ships cannot operate
  • Provide internal defense in foreign regions and offer dedicated support to your Special Operations counterparts
  • Operate and maintain ordnance systems, communications, electronics, small boats, and other equipment associated with SWCC and other special operations missions
  • Be the go-to resource, applying expert knowledge of everything from maritime navigation to covert communications to advanced weaponry

Key Opportunities: Navy SWCCs must be physically fit, mentally tough, intelligent, adaptable and team oriented and must possess the drive and dedication to make it through the challenging 34-week training program. Once achieved, there are distinct professional advantages:

  • Pursue opportunities not readily available in civilian practice (work in exciting locations on special missions around the globe)
  • Receive specialized training in such areas as maritime navigation, radio communications, boat/propulsion systems engineering, or parachute and helicopter operations
  • Assist other military and civilian law enforcement agencies
  • Take advantage of a generous enlistment bonus
  • Receive paid training and access to Navy-funded continuing education
  • Get college credit for what's learned in your training pipeline through the American Council on Education (ACE)

Qualifications and Requirements: Candidates must satisfy specific criteria to be eligible for employment consideration.

  • U.S. citizenship: Required
  • Education: High school diploma or GED or equivalent
  • Gender: Male (required by law)
  • Age: 30 or younger
  • Medical exam: Required
  • Eyesight: 20/40 best eye; 20/70 worst eye; correctable to 20/25 with no color blindness
  • Physical screening test: Required
  • Minimum Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) score: AR+VE=103, MC=51
  • Service commitment: Minimum of six years of Active Duty 

Learn more about a Navy SWCC Special Warfare career in America's Navy – including details on current offers, requirements and training required.