MIL Army has a diving program?

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  1. JonDaAzn

    JonDaAzn New Member

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    I'm graduating from high school soon and I've been getting the obligatory calls from the military recruiters, during one of the calls an army recruiter told me that they have some sort of diving program, I thought it might be affiliated with their river transport or whatever but he said they do deep sea work but couldn't tell me much else (didn't know), does anyone have any idea what he was talking about?
     
  2. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    People dive under desks to make rank.
     
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    21D

    yeah its at fort leonard wood, they are engineers. underwater demolition and shit. go here. http://www.wood.army.mil/577th/diver/
     
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    this is what i found on goarmy.com if anyone is interested

    http://www.goarmy.com/JobDetail.do?id=83

    it says 21D on both websites but for some reason when it says for recruiting, it says to apply under 00B, is this just a typo?


    also, does the navy have an underwater EOD program? or would that fall under UDT?
     
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    I think 00B is an old designation. IIRC you have to pass some physical and swimming tests to even try and sign up for the MOS. (don't hold me to that, my info is from 7 years ago when I joined and I vaguely remember another guy at my recruiting station going through this.
     
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    About a month ago Diving Recruiting posters popped up in the gyms on post. You have to pass an assortment of physicals tests on Day 1. From what I can remember. 42 pushups-chest to ground, no rest position-2mins, 1.5mile run under 14:30, 500m swim in like 14mins, 25m underwater swim and situps as well I believe.
     
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    so why the hell would you turn it down if you wanted it so bad
     
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    From what I've been told it is basically the hardest school in the army to get.
     
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    If you go SF and pass the qual course, there are dive positions.
     
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    Is that the scuba bubble :hsugh: ?
     
  11. gtcrispy

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    Combat Diver Qualifcation Course. Yea it is though its been changed. It has SHARKS on it :)
     

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