You Can Join the Army if You Want to Be a Seafaring Mariner [VIDEO]

Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen aren’t the only troops sailing the Seven Seas.

When most people think of ocean-going troops, they probably think of the Navy, the Marines, or the Coast Guard. Few probably think of the Army. Yet the largest service branch has quite a few waterborne troops and vehicles. Official videos provide a brief glimpse into the role of the Army Mariner.

The header video is from October 2017 and shows Army Mariners conducting weapons familiarization training on a waterborne range. The text in the video also provides additional details on Mariners and waterborne operations.

A March 28 video essentially shows the same type of imagery as the longer (and better) one from October 2017.

And then you can view an August 2017 video, which is a two-minute news clip focusing on the cooks aboard waterborne craft.

The Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard remain the primary seafaring services. But the Army has some waterborne capabilities as well. So if you want to be a soldier and still work at sea, join the Army as a Mariner.

Note: The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.


Michael  Loftus
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