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The military organzation needs the expertise of seamen for the smooth operation and maintenance of its boats, ships and submarines. Seamens are considered “jacl-of-all-trades” and they can excellently function many duties as needed in the putsuit of professional in the job. They are considered enlisted personnel in the military chain of command.


The usual duties and responsibilities of Seamen in the military organization include:

• Direct in the operation of winches, hoists and cranes when cargoes are to be loaded

• Conduct ship rigging as well as direct in the operation of on-deck equipment

• Manage damage control exercises as well as give firefighting drill motivations

• Secure vessels by handling lines on wharves as well as other military ships

• Supervise full navigation control for security purposes

• Spearhead the supervision of crews that do some painting maintenance to the ship

Ideal traits

The field of study which is helpful in this kind of job in the military include ship mechanics and mathematics. Other helpful attributes also include:

• Excellent skills in dealing with other crews and becoming an active team member

• Enthusiasm in seemingly living in sea because of the kind of job as well as acceptance to sailing as part of life

• Readiness for strenous physical work at sea and also onboard vessels

Training opportunities

Classroom instructions as well as actual experience in related jobs are ideal training programs. The job in itself is real trainer in order to become expert and respectable in the kind of profession in the military.

Work atmosphere

The Seamen in the military chain of command work onboard small and large vessels such as submarines, tug boats, and ships. They also usually work outdoors on ship deck. They sometimes travel to other military installations when the job requires for travel.

Non-military employment

The civilian Seamen in the military organization work in cruise ships, commercial shipping companies, government and privately-run seaports. Their duties and responsibilities are also the same with that of the military.

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