At the heart of Amphibious Warfare are the Navy's LCAC's. They are $23-million-dollar Landing craft manned by entirely enlisted crews with a CPO, SCPO, or MCPO in charge. LCACs are 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. The LCAC Craftmaster has the sole responsibility of a $23-million-dollar craft, the crew and all equipment onboard. This is an excellent opportunity to expand your leadership skillset and knowledge of the amphibious community.
LCAC ENGINEER (NEC-729B) is a position similar to that of the ship's Chief Engineer. The source ratings are AD, AE, AF, AM, AT, AV, AWF, AWV, DC, EM, EN, GS, GSE, GSM, HT, IC, MM, MMA, and MR ratings in paygrades E5 to E7. 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 AT, AWF, AWO, AWR, AWS, AWV, BM, ET, ETV, FC, MN, OS, QM. ratings in paygrades E5 to E7.
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 to E6.
DECK ENGINEER (NEC-728B) assists the Craft Engineer in the operation, preventive and corrective maintenance. This position is open to AD, AE, AM, AT, AWF, AWV, DC, EM, EN, GSE, GSM, HT, IC,
MM, and MR ratings. Paygrades E3 to E6.
1. A minimum ASVAB Score of AR+MK+EI+GS = 204 is required for entry into the training courses for LCAC Craftmaster, LCAC Engineer and LCAC Navigator. Interested candidates who meet the requisite ASVAB score should contact their detailer for nomination to the LCAC program. PERS-409 will coordinate assignment with the appropriate detailer.
2. Individual must be physically qualified for special duty in accordance with the Manual of the Medical Department (NAVMED P117).
3. Individual must be qualified as a second class swimmer.
4. NEC code will be awarded upon successful completion of Advanced Qualification Training (AQT) conducted by parent unit’s training department.
LCAC DETAILER CONTACT INFORMATION:
Email: LCAC Lead Detailer