Army

12D:Diver

This job is very self-explanatory. They perform reconnaissance, demolition, salvage, and more in underwater conditions. Scuba diving and deep sea diving (different depending on the depth, deep sea diving being deeper) are both sub-specialties that divers can consider.


Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support


Military Duties:

An Army Diver (MOS 12D) is a unique Military Occupational Specialty in a branch of the military that normally deals with land operations. Divers perform duties like underwater reconnaissance, demolition, and salvage. Army Divers specialize in either scuba diving or deep-sea diving. Scuba divers handle exercises that are performed below the surface of the water at shallow depths. Meanwhile, as the name implies, deep-sea divers spend a longer period of time underwater and may reach depths of nearly 200 feet!

Military Duties Translated:

here are not many jobs in the civilian world that have to do with SCUBA diving. However, it is possible to make a living serving as a SCUBA instructor or guide at places like beach resorts. Most former MOS 12D leave the industry yet continue to work in something related to construction. Remember, an Army Diver (MOS 12D), is first and foremost a construction job (albeit an unconventional one), so construction is a very relevant job field.

Some civilian jobs best suited to this type of military experience:

Diver