SHIP, BOATING, AND DIVING OCCUPATIONS
Occupational Category/ Duties Branch / MSO Related Titles
Boatswain's Mates and Seamen
Boatswain's mates have been called the "jacks of all trades" in ship, submarine, and boat operation and maintenance. As the prime "deck force," they handle cargo, ropes, and lines, and seamanship tasks.

Air Force
Seaman

Army
Watercraft Operator

Coast Guard
Boatswain's Mate

Navy
Boatswain's Mate

Federal
Boat Operator

Civilian
Able Seaman
Marina Operator
Merchant Marine

Divers
Specialized military personnel who work as scuba divers or deep-sea divers. Divers conduct repairs, construction, salvage, and military operations under the water.

Army
Diver

Marine Corps
Diver

Coast Guard
Diver

Navy
Diver

Federal
Diver

Civilian
Commercial Diver

Quartermasters
Specialize in navigation of ships and boats. Bridge watch, vessel control, and steering are among the chief duties.

Coast Guard
Quartermaster

Navy
Quartermaster

Federal
Ship Pilot

Civilian
Quartermaster
Merchant Marine

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