NSW/NSO/AIRR Mentor / Coordinator / Scout Naval Recruiting District-Minneapolis
BMCS Dan Ploussard, SEAL (Ret)
SOCS Eric Lundquist, SEAL
AWSC Aaron Albright, AIRR
Take part in direct action and unconventional warfare or conduct special reconnaissance and counterterrorism missions. Provide internal defense in foreign regions and offer dedicated support to your Special Operations counterparts. Your role as a SWCC will call on you to be the ultimate team player.
As a SWCC, you will routinely:
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
Operate and maintain ordnance systems, communications, electronics, small boats, and other equipment associated with SWCC and other special operations missions
Perform direct action raids against enemy shipping and waterborne traffic
Provide rapid mobility in shallow water areas where larger ships cannot operate
Insert and extract SEALs and other Special Operations personnel from a variety of Naval Surface Warfare vessels. Collect important data about enemy military installations and shipping traffic in coastal areas. Assist other military and civilian law enforcement agencies. As a SWCC, you will be called upon by your fellow Special Operations counterparts for support anywhere, anytime.
As SWCC you may receive specialized training in such areas as:
Boat/propulsion systems engineering
Parachute and helicopter operations
No college degree is required to become a Navy SWCC, but a high degree of difficulty and satisfaction come standard with nearly everything you’ll do. Training is tough and ongoing.
Training and Responsibilities
As a SWCC, you will undergo some of the most intense and demanding physical and mental training in the world. While qualifying for SWCC in Delayed Entry Program is preferred, you may also volunteer to do so during basic training at Recruit Training Command (RTC), or at any time during your enlistment prior to your 31st birthday.
While at RTC, you will take part in a rigorous physical examination and medical screening. Upon review of your entrance medical examinations, further physical screening tests will be given at RTC and at the Naval Special Warfare Center (SWCC School).
Only men are eligible to apply for the SWCC program. To qualify for SWCC training, you must:
Meet specific eyesight requirements: 20/40 best eye; 20/70 worst eye; correctable to 20/25 with no color blindness
Meet the minimum Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) score: AR+VE=103, MC=51
Be 30 years old or younger
Be a U.S. citizen
You must also complete the Physical Screening Test Requirements:
Swim 500 yards within 13 minutes
Rest 10 minutes
50 push-ups within 2 minutes
Rest 2 minutes
50 sit-ups within 2 minutes
Rest 2 minutes
6 pull-ups (no time limit)
Rest 10 minutes
1.5 mile run within 12 min
Pass a Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL BUD/S physical fitness screening test in Boot Camp and in the Delayed Entry Program (DEP) in order to qualify