Question by Haunted: do navy divers learn hand to hand combat?
after all they are special forces and aren’t at sea all the time…
EDIT: not talking about salvage diving. I’m talking about the Seabee Underwater Construction Teams.
yes redleg, UCT is SpecWarfare: http://www.navy.com/navy/careers/special-operations/diver.html
@ redleg, if you read the whole page you see that special warfare and special operations are the same thing because they constantly interchange the words, so yes, Navy Divers are Special Operations/Warfare
Answer by redleg
Navy Salvage Divers ARE NOT Special Operations Forces
Underwater Construction Teams ARE NOT Special Operations Forces
It is SPECWARFARE…NOT Special Operations…
For example..in the Army…Civil Affairs, Psychological Operations and the 160th SOAR (Spec Ops Aviation) falls under the Special Operations Command. But they ARE NOT Special Forces.
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