1. Inanna

    First Woman Becomes a SWCC Operator

    What does the SWCC community think about this? “For the first time, a female sailor has successfully completed the grueling 37-week training course to become a Naval Special Warfare combatant-craft crewman — the boat operators who transport Navy SEALs and conduct their own classified missions...
  2. July

    AIRR Rates

    The Navy advertises AIRR as a “Special Operations” position, but from what I read online, it looks like only the AWS rate has an occasional SOF mission set. Can anyone offer some insight on this? My recruiter told me there’s 2 AIRR rates that are available to reservists, and if it is a SOF...
  3. July

    I can’t find this anywhere

    If I earned (basic) airborne wings/parachutist badge in the Army, can I wear them in the Navy, and where is the proper placement. The basic parachutist badge specifically, I don’t have the pre-reqs for the Navy specific wings.
  4. Z

    Hello my name is Zac I’m 22 and in the DEP for Navy

    I’m currently in a placeholder rate as the Chief called it as MMS(Machinist Mate Submarine). However my goal is to pass the Dive PT quals to sign a Diver contract. My reason for coming to shadow spear is largely to gain advice on training regiments to be able to do so. At 12yrs old I was...
  5. S

    Three Navy Corpsmen Dead in Triple Murder-Suicide

    It's always a heart-wrenching feeling when our brothers and sisters-in-arms pass away. It's even more painful when we find out that they passed under non-training/non-deployment circumstances. According to the Daily Mail, two Navy Hospital Corpsmen were shot by another Corpsman who shot himself...
  6. S

    Introduction From a Hospital Corpsman!

    Hello everyone! I am a 24 year old Active Duty Hospital Corpsman and have served in the military for approximately six years. After graduating from high school, I enlisted in the U.S. Navy and began my career at 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment in Hawaii. After two deployments, I PCS'd to...
  7. N


    I have a simple question. I have been really interested in becoming a SARC with the NAVY for a couple years and was told that that is part of the SF community. Does anyone here know realistically if it will be possible for me to become a SARC if I’m enlisting at 32 into the NAVY with no prior...
  8. Njonti

    .SARC pipeline and recycling

    Hello all, As I've been been perusing various information sources on the Navy SARC pipeline, I ran into possibly eye opening comments on becoming a SARC. Multiple comments stated that they were either Corpsman or in the Marine Corps and knew of SARC hopefuls that said you cannot recycle any...
  9. O

    Navy SAR Corpsman

    If someone could enlighten me I've been doing my reaserch but have found little info on what SAR corpsman do (I know the basics...), I guess I'm just confused if they work more for civilians or more in the combat side? All info is appreciated thanks.
  10. O

    Special Operations Corpsman Program?

    I'm confused on what you do in SOCP and how long it is, etc. Any info. helps, Thanks.
  11. O

    Switching jobs in DEP?

    I signed as AV with the navy when I was at meps because that was the latest ship date which is in January 2018... I want to switch it to HM with the DAR (dep action request) which my recruiter already sent in, do you think my job will change within these 8 months I have?
  12. O

    How to get your paramedic license in the navy?

    I just DEP'd in for the navy as a HM... on the Navy COOL website it says its possible to get you National Registerd Paramedic license, is this true. (Im in EMT school right now i'll have my certificate in May)
  13. O


    Hi, my name is Tyler I just Dep'd in for the navy I have a HM contract and want to go through the SARC pipeline... i joined this website for any info, mentoring, help, or comments. Thx
  14. bcrimz47

    ..There a need for FMF Corpsman and SARCs?

    HI everyone, I just joined the site yesterday but have been on here watching for awhile. My question is pretty much stated in the title : Is there a need/openings for FMF corpsman and SARCs right now? I ask this question because since I met who is now my good friend at school I want to be a FMF...
  15. bcrimz47


    Hi everyone, I am freshman in college and have wanted to join the military for awhile now specifically as a Navy FMF Corpsman. I have been doing a lot of research on this site and have learned a lot and it has helped me to narrow my focus as to what I want to do and what it will be like so I...