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88L Watercraft Engineers

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About 88L

The U.S. Army Transportation Corps' 88L Watercraft Engineers are disciplined, technical experts that provide the Army with maritime field and sustainment level maintenance capabilities. They service Army watercraft, amphibious and auxiliary equipment on marine vessels. 88L Watercraft Engineers perform daily systems checks, repair and maintain gasoline and diesel engines, troubleshoot and repair watercraft propulsion machinery, and repair and service lift machinery and engine-related electrical systems.

88L Watercraft Engineers are trained in:

  • Basic shipboard electronics
  • Hydraulics Systems
  • Maintenance Shop practices
  • Engine Operation and Maintenance
  • Maritime Operations
  • Maintenance of steering systems
  • Inspection and maintenance of propellers
  • Shipboard firefighting and other emergency procedures

88L Watercraft Engineers are trained in:

  • Basic shipboard electronics
  • Hydraulics Systems
  • Maintenance Shop practices
  • Engine Operation and Maintenance
  • Maritime Operations
  • Maintenance of steering systems
  • Inspection and maintenance of propellers
  • Shipboard firefighting and other emergency procedures

88L Watercraft Engineers

Soldier performing daily systems check
Soldier working on equipment in the engine room
Soldier doing inspection of the engine room
Soldier inside a control room

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88L Enlisted Career Paths

As an 88L Watercraft Engineer, opportunities are available to secure civilian credentials which can be applied towards points for promotion within the Army as well as expand opportunities for application outside the Army.