Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewman (SWCC)Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen (SWCC) are members of Special Boat Teams (SBTs) and, along with the Navy SEALs, are under the umbrella of the Naval Special Warfare Command (NSW).
Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewman - Role
The primary role of SWCCs is to insert and extract Special Operations Forces, typically SEALs, over the ocean and along river networks (littoral warfare), using a range of specialised surface boats. SWWCs carry out a range of maritime special operations:
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SWCC - Organization
SWCCs are assigned to Special Boat Teams (SBTs)
SWCC - Training
Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen candidates undergo a 14-week Crewman Qualification Training (CQT) which covers:
SWWCs from Special Boat Team-22 operating a Special Operations Craft-Riverine (SOC-R) during a training exercise. Note the firepower present on the boat. When coming in for a hot extraction of SEALs, the SWWCs will pour huge amounts of suppressive fire into the shoreline and treelines surrounding it in order to keep any heads down. SOC-Rs can carry an array of GAU-17/A 7.62mm miniguns, .50 cal MSHB machine guns and M60, M240 7.62mm belt-fed machine guns and even 40mm automatic grenade launchers.
DoD photo by: IS1 JEREMY RICHARDSON, USN
Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewman - Notable Operations
Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewman - Resources
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SWCC operator mans a GAU-17/A minigun mounted on a SOC-R boat.
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