Special Forces Combat Dive SupervisorPURPOSE:
TO TRAIN SELECTED SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCESPERSONNEL AS COMBAT DIVING SUPERVISORS
DIVE PLANNING/PREPARATION/SUPERVISIONEQUIPMENT INSPECTION/MAINTENANCEHYPERBARIC OPERATIONS
EMERGENCY MEDICAL TREATMENT
Product Produced:Qualified combat diving supervisors trained in the areas of dive planning,preparation, and inspection; postdiving checks; open- and closed-circuitapparatus operations; emergency medical treatment; field repair of equipment;handling of high-pressure air/oxygen systems; tide and currents; and submarineand chamber operations.
1. Students will report to building KW 100, United StatesNaval Air Station, Trumbo Point Annex, Key West, Florida, during duty hoursand to the charge of quarters (CQ) after duty hours. Students willreport no earlier than two days prior to the reporting date (the diningfacility will be closed prior to this time) and no later than 2400 on thereporting date. Inprocessing will begin at 0800 on the followingday in building KW 100.
2. Students must be assigned to or on orders for assignmentto duty requiring supervision of waterborne/underwater operations.
3. It is imperative that all administrative actions or problems(to include finance) be settled with the studentís parent unit prior tothe studentís departure from his home station. The training siteat Key West has no administrative assets to handle such actions.
4. Travel to Key West will be by commercial air or privatelyowned vehicle.
5. Students will be billeted in the Company C billets. Mess facilities will be provided at no cost to the students.
6. Students should bring enough money for personal needsfor two weeks (access to government check cashing facilities is limited). Meal cards will be issued at Key West. Statements of nonavailabilitywill not be issued.
Prerequisites:Must be a male commissioned officer, warrant officer, or noncommissionedofficer (SSG or above) of the active Army or Reserve components or selectedDOD personnel with a minimum of one year on dive status (waiverable foran SFOD-A team SGT, team XO, and team leader) assigned to or on ordersto a special operations forces (SOF) unit. Must have been awardedan SI 4W or 4Y or an ASI W7 or W9. Must have passed a Scuba physicalexamination IAW AR 40-501, Chapter 5, paragraph 5-9, within two years ofclass date throughout course completion date. Must report with medicalrecords on day of inprocessing. Must meet the height and weight standardsas outlined in AR 600-9. Must be combat diver qualified by graduationfrom the USAJFKSWCS Special Forces Combat Diver Qualification Course, KeyWest, Florida, or the NSWS Basic Underwater Demolition/Seal Course, Coronado,California.
If a waiver is required, the original Standard Form 88, Standard Form93, and allied documents will be forwarded directly to the USASOC SurgeonIAW AR 40-501, Chapter 8, paragraph 8-26C. Training will be conductedat the U.S. Naval Air Station, Trumbo Point Annex, Key West, Florida. Air Force personnel must meet all prerequisites for entrance into the courseexcept the grade requirement. The Air Force will decide the graderequirement based on duty assignment. All personnel who attend thecourse must have served in a dive position for at least one year. Students will be given a diagnostic test on subjects taught in the SpecialForces Combat Diver Qualification Course. Students are expected tobe proficient in dive physics, dive physiology, and dive tables.
Packing List:As a minimum, each student will bring the following items of uniform andequipment:
1. Brown/olive drab (OD) T-shirts, six each.
2. Underwater demolition team (UDT) Army swim trunks (withstandard OD name tape sewn on the right front leg, centered 1 inch abovethe bottom), two pairs each.
3. Battle dress uniform (BDU)/patrol cap without any markings,reflective tape, or patches, one each. Berets will not be worn atKey West.
4. Utility uniforms (BDU, camouflage), two each.
5. White socks (no stripes or logos, no knee socks), sixpairs each.
6. Athletic shoes, lace type, one pair each.
8. Military duffel/aviatorís bag, one each.
9. Calculator, hand-held, one each.
10. Loose-leaf binder/notebook, one each.
11. Watch, waterproof, one each.
Note: Students may wear personal wet suit booties, coral booties,or a similar type footgear for the swims. However, Company C willnot issue these items to the students.
Navy Dive Supervisor Information
TITLE: NAVY DIVE SUPERVISOR
LOCATION: Various Locations12 DAYS
Prerequisites:All students must be DRAEGER LAR-V qualified.
- Notebook, pen, pencil
- BDU's, 2 sets
- Letter of recommedation from their commander if student is below the rank of E-5 or not closed circuit qualified.