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140213-N-CG436-031 PANAMA CITY, Fla. (Feb. 13, 2014) Students at Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center (NDSTC) conduct training operations in the center's 40-foot-deep Aquatic Training Facility. NDSTC, the largest diving facility in the world, trains more than 1,200 military divers from every branch of service each year. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Scichilone)
Army Diver Program

Army Engineer Divers are a small, close-knit community that acts as a theater-level asset to support operations worldwide. In total there are only 150 divers in the Army. 

Alpha Company 169th Engineer Battalion trains four Army Engineer diving courses from entry-level diving skills and Army-specific tasks like underwater construction, underwater demolitions and engineer reconnaissance for the Basic Engineer Dive Advanced Individual Training  (MOS 12D AIT) to First Class Diver Course (MOS 12D Advanced Leader’s Course) and Army Master Diver Course (MOS 12D Senior Leader’s Course), the pinnacle of Army dive training. 

Junior officers attend a joint course to become marine engineer diving officers. They learn entry-level diving skills and Army-specific tasks such as underwater construction, underwater demolitions and engineer reconnaissance, as well as advanced diving physics, advanced diving medicine and supervisory skills.


(850) 235-5261

Army Liaison Office (ALO)
350 S. Crag Rd
Panama City Beach, FL 32407

Updated 9 JAN 2023
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