Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewman graduates their 100th class and remembers their roots.
SWCC US Navy – The Navy’s Best-Kept Secret
FT. MEADE, MD, UNITED STATES
Everybody here has a variety of reasons why they came in the Navy.
So you guys have been trained for 37 weeks.
You’re gonna get underway on some of the most sophisticated crafts in the world.
A SWCC (swick), a Special Warfare Combatant Craft Crewman is Special Operations Command’s premiere maritime mobility insertion/extraction element.
I am a Special Warfare Combatant Craft Crewman.
I am a quiet professional.
I am tested and dedicated to achieving excellence.
I am disciplined, confident, and a highly motivated warrior.
A lot of times, folks see guys zippin’ around on boats and they assume it’s Navy SEALs, when in fact, it’s actually SWCCs. An SWCC US Navy is really the best-kept secret within the entire United States Navy. Completely different pipeline, completely different capability than the SEAL capability.
We operate with some of the most elite special operations forces in the world.
[SWCC #1] My heritage comes from the sailors who operated the PT boats of World War II, and the combatant craft of Vietnam.
[SWCC #2] We trace out lineage back to World War II. Y’know, we didn’t call them SWCCs back then, but the type of person that operates the craft, that legacy is what’s carried forward.
[SWCC #3] There’s only 800 Special Warfare Combatant Craft Crewmen in the entire Navy. The SWCC community is a community of professionals that have been forged through very demanding training, and they are the kind of operators that will get the job done no matter what.
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