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:
At the NCO level, 88L Watercraft Engineers prepare marine vessel equipment for operation, operate and troubleshoot vessel engines, perform maintenance on engine components and vessel systems, manage engine room records, and compute fuel requirements and usage. They are the primary trainer of Soldiers and coach, counsel, and care for subordinates.
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.