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880A Marine Deck Officer

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880A Marine Deck Officer

881A Marine Engineer Officer

882A Transportation Mobility Warrant Officer

Transportation Warrant Officers 880s Career Locations KSB

880A – Marine Deck Officer

Transportation Corps Warrant Officers operating as Marine Deck Officers command Army Watercraft System (AWS) vessels (Class A1 and A2) operating on lakes, bays, rivers, sounds, coastal waters, and open ocean waters.  Responsible for proper maintenance and operation of AWS vessels and vessel systems, to include (but not limited to): weather and oceanographic analysis and planning, navigation, route planning, communications, safety, pollution prevent and abatement, risk assessment, amphibious operations, Joint Maritime operations, crew leadership, training, vessel readiness, force protection & weapon systems, medical preparedness & vessel sanitation, helicopter & airborne operations, seaworthiness, firefighting, and ships business.  880As navigate vessels using all available means, to include nautical charts, ECDIS, area plotting sheets, compass, sextant, terrestrial bearings, depth soundings, radar ranges and bearings, and electronic navigational aids. Transportation Corps Marine Deck Officers are the arm to ensuring Army Watercraft deploy and provide support in any theater of operations.

880A Marine Deck Officer in command of a US Army Vessel.

Where Can 880As Go?

880A Career Locations

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880A Knowledge, Skills, Behaviors

Warrant Officer

Warrant Officer One rank

Knowledge:

  • Basic understanding of maritime, deployment, and distribution operations. Knowledge of Army Watercraft role in JLOTS and RSOI

Skills:

  • Operate and navigate Army Watercraft safely within inland and coastal waterways. Perform cargo and distribution operations.

Behaviors:

  • Agile
  • Rational
  • Responsible

Talent:

  • Communicator
  • Problem Solver
  • Multi-Tasker

Chief Warrant Officer Two

Chief Warrant Officer Two rank

Knowledge:

  • Advanced knowledge of maritime operations, navigation, deployment and distribution operations. Understand Watercraft role in enabling strategic reach for COCOMs

Skills:

  • Command, Operate, and Navigate Army Watercraft safely within the inland and coastal waterways. Perform cargo and distribution operations.​

Behaviors:

  • Adaptable
  • Detail Focused
  • Stress Tolerant

Talent:

  • Communicator
  • Problem Solver
  • Multi-Tasker

Chief Warrant Officer Three

Chief Warrant Officer Two rank

Knowledge:

  • Detailed knowledge of maritime operations, navigation, deployment and distribution operations. Advise CDR’s at the ESC/TSC on watercraft employment.

Skills:

  • Operate and navigate Army Watercraft safely on the open ocean. Perform staff level functions (synchronization and coordination) in support of strategic watercraft employment.

Behaviors:

  • Confident
  • Dynamic
  • Self-Controlled

Talent:

  • Mentally Tough
  • Process Disciplined
  • Prudent Risk Taker

Chief Warrant Officer Four

Chief Warrant Officer Two rank

Knowledge:

  • Mastery level knowledge of maritime operations, navigation, deployment and distribution operations. Principle advisor to ASCC’s.

Skills:

  • Command Army Watercraft Detachments. Analyze Operation Plans and provide technical guidance on effective employment of Army Watercraft.​

Behaviors:

  • Committed
  • Inspiring
  • Proactive

Talent:

  • Communicator
  • Logical / Analytical
  • Spatially Intelligent

Chief Warrant Officer Five

Chief Warrant Officer Two rank

Knowledge:

  • Expert in maritime domain and operations, deployment and distribution operations. Understands DA Level Army Watercraft program planning, budgeting and execution. Expert in the entire Transportation enterprise.

Skills:

  • Branch technical expert. Capable of leading major TC Branch initiatives. Army and Joint level senior advisor.

Behaviors:

  • Calm
  • Diplomatic
  • Charismatic

Talent:

  • Inspirational Leader
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Interpersonal