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NEC Codes - 5326 Combatant Swimmer (SEAL)


NEC Designation:

NEC 5326 Combatant Swimmer (SEAL)


Performs unconventional and special warfare operations in support of fleet, unified, and specified commanders. Collects hydrographic, terrain, and target intelligence in and from coastal, riverine, and other restricted water areas. Performs parachuting (static line and freefall) and demolition of explosives as an essential portion of assigned duties and is qualified in the operational use of all types of SCUBA.

Qualification Data:

Source Rating(s):

Billet Paygrades: E3-E9

Personnel Paygrades: E3-E9

Course: Mandatory

Open to Women?: No


1. Due to the length of the NEC 5323 qualification/training pipelines, SDV Team Commanding Officers may recommend NEC 5326 after 6 months on board. 2. Candidates may enter Combatant Swimmer training with current rate but must laterally convert to a rating listed in MILPERSMAN 1220-100 within 12 months of assignment of NEC 5326.

Information contained on this page is derived from the Navy Enlisted Manpower and Personnel Classifications and Occupational Standards Manual, Volume II, NAVPERS 18068F, which is the official manual for Navy Enlisted Classifications (NECs).

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