assigned to special warfare operations as underwater
demolition/sea-air-land (UDT/SEAL) team operators or
to explosive ordnance disposal operations as explosive
ordnance disposal (EOD) technicians. Personnel who
request this type of duty must meet the qualifications
listed in the TRANSMAN, chapter 9. Personnel who
successfully complete training may receive specialty pay
and assignment to an appropriate billet.
REVIEW 2 QUESTIONS
Why were special programs and projects duty
Where can you find information about special
REQUIREMENTS FOR ENLISTED WARFARE
Learning Objective: Recall the requirements for
enlisted warfare specialist designations.
The purpose of the enlisted warfare specialist
initiative, and professional qualifications of enlisted
To qualify as an enlisted warfare specialist, you
must complete a qualification program that is part of the
qualification program consists of general knowledge
requirements of the overall mission, engineering
capabilities, combat systems and other mission-essential
systems, and basic equipment involved in the particular
The Navy has four enlisted warfare specialist
designations: Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist
(ESWS), Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist (EAWS),
Enlisted Submarine Specialist (ESS), and Enlisted
Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist (ESCWS). Figures 4-
1 through 4-4 show the designated pins to be awarded
after all qualifications have been met and approved.
Figure 4-1.Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist insignia.
Figure 4-2.Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist insignia.
Figure 4-3.Enlisted Submarine Specialist insignia.
Figure 4-4.Enlisted Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist
For details and the most up-to-date eligibility
requirements, consult the following community-specific
instruction. The instructions are Enlisted Surface
Warfare Specialist Qualification, OPNAV 1414.1;
Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist Qualification
Program, OPNAV 1414.2; Enlisted Requirements for
COMSUBLANT/COMSUBPACINST 1552.16; and
Seabee Combat Warfare Qualification, OPNAV 1410.1.
The general qualifications to receive a warfare specialist
designation are as follows: