Damage Controlman


Damage Controlman
Damage Controlman
Rating Badge DC.jpg
Rating insignia
Issued by: United States Navy United States Coast Guard
Type Enlisted rating
Abbreviation DC
Specialty Hull
Coast Guard Damage Controlmen at the Maintenance Augmentation Team in San Diego.
A Chief Damage Controlman and Master Chief Damage Controlman demonstrating how to apply a box patch to a ruptured bulkhead at the Yokosuka Fire Fighting and Damage Control Training Facility

Damage Controlman (DCs) are the Navy's and Coast Guard’s maintenance and emergency repair specialist.

Coast Guard Damage Controlmen assigned to cutters are responsible for maintaining watertight integrity, emergency equipment associated with firefighting and Shipboard flooding; plumbing repairs; welding fabrication and repairs; chemical, biological, and nuclear warfare detection and decontamination.

DCs assigned ashore are responsible for the maintenance and repairs to facility structures and Coast Guard owned housing units. Shore side responsibilities include repairs and installations to roofs, siding, sheetrock, windows, doors, flooring, cabinets, plumbing fixtures, appliances, as well as many types of welding repairs. The shore side DC also performs small construction and renovations projects.

Navy DC's do the work necessary for damage control, ship stability, firefighting, fire prevention, and chemical, biological and radiological (CBR) warfare defense. They also instruct personnel in the methods of damage control and CBR defense, and repair damage control equipment and systems. After completion of "A" school, USN Damage Controlmen are assigned to ships of all types in the United States or overseas, TAR Damage Controlmen are assigned to NRF ships in CONUS. In a typical 20-year period in the Navy, they spend about 65 percent of their time on sea duty and about 35 percent on shore duty. Upon completing sea tours, USN Damage Controlmen will be assigned to shore duty in Fleet Concentration areas. TAR Damage Controlmen will be assigned to reserve centers across the nation including the heartland. While assigned to a reserve center TAR Damage Controlmen will train and administer Selected Reserve Personnel.

See also

External links


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Damage control — For other uses, see Damage control (disambiguation). Damage control at 9:25AM December 7, 1941: The USS Nevada is shown temporarily beached and burning after being hit by Japanese bombs and torpedoes. A harbor tugboat is alongside, helping to… …   Wikipedia

  • DC — • Damage Control/Damage Controlman • data communication • Direct Current …   Maritime acronyms and abbreviations

  • United-States-Navy-Verwendungsbezeichnungen — PO3 (Signalman) (blaue Uniform) PO2 (Gunner s Mate) (weiße Uniform) Die Petty Officers (PO) der US Navy haben neben ihrem Rang (rate …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • United States Navy Verwendungsbezeichnungen — PO3 (Signalman) (blaue Uniform) PO2 (Gunner s Mate) (weiße Uniform) Die Petty Officers (PO) der US Navy haben neben ihrem Rang (rate …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • List of United States Navy ratings — From left to right: a Special Warfare Operator 1st Class and a Boatswain s Mate 2nd Class. United States Navy ratings are general occupations that consist of specific skills and abilities. Each naval rating has its own specialty badge, which is… …   Wikipedia

  • Verwendungsbezeichnungen der United States Navy — Die Petty Officers (PO) der US Navy haben neben ihrem Rang (rate, Soldstufe) eine Verwendungsbezeichnung (rating). Diese Verwendungsbezeichnung zeigt die Spezialisierung bzw. die Verwendung an. Das äquivalente System der anderen US… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Nathan Bruckenthal — Nathan B. Bruckenthal Damage Controlman Third Class Nathan B. Bruckenthal, USCG Born July 17, 1979 …   Wikipedia

  • Naval Station Great Lakes — North Chicago, Illinois Naval Station Great Lakes insignia Coordinates …   Wikipedia

  • Snipe hunt — Common snipe A snipe hunt, a form of wild goose chase that is also known as a fool s errand, is a type of practical joke that involves experienced people making fun of credulous newcomers by giving them an impossible or imaginary task. The origin …   Wikipedia

  • David Rachford — David Rachford, CPA is the founder of The CPA Marketing Center in Santa Barbara, CA, which provides marketing services and products to Certified Public Accountants, and Tax Accountants.David Rachford was born on March 11, 1971 in Corcoran,… …   Wikipedia


We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.