Things happen every day to the ships and equipment in the United States Coast Guard. Whether the damages are a result of an accident, wear and tear or from an enemy attack, they need to get fixed as quickly as possible. The repairs are not as simple as taking the ship to the local mechanic. Instead they must be worked on by a specialist who is trained to understand what they are doing. This is the Damage Controlman.
Training will be necessary in order to make sure that you know what you are doing. You will be able to choose between on-the-job training or by attending the damage controlman ‘A’ school in Yorktown, VA. Those that choose to go the route of the ‘A’ school will be in training for 13 weeks.
Getting to Work
Once you have gone through training or if you choose to go through on-the-job training, you will be stationed throughout the US Coast Guard. This is because there is no section of the Guard which is not in need of a good controlman to assist in making sure the vessels are in good operational condition at all times. You will help to make sure that everything from the plumbing to the emergency systems are working properly. This is a very important position and if you feel you are up to the challenge, you should click on the link above to get started.