Any info on Navy DMT

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Looking for any and all knowledge on the job description of a HM diving med tech.
I understand description varies depending on dive locker, compare say a ND3 vs HM3
at the same locker how much diving would the DMT conduct?
In addition when attached to eodsu and sdv is a DMT conducting sick calls, medical paperwork,
cleansing and maintaining dive equipment for the command with some dives sprinkled in to
remain current with dive quals?
 
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I don't know about the Navy. But in SF there are many 18D DMT's who are not divers. That way there can be a safety medic who is a DMt but doesn't miss team training to be the "Doc".
 

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I don't know about the Navy. But in SF there are many 18D DMT's who are not divers. That way there can be a safety medic who is a DMt but doesn't miss team training to be the "Doc".
Navy DMTs are full fledged hard hat divers who do medicine. Dive school is an extra qualification for an SF soldier but is the entry level gateway for a Navy diver.
 

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I don't know about the Navy. But in SF there are many 18D DMT's who are not divers. That way there can be a safety medic who is a DMt but doesn't miss team training to be the "Doc".
I reckon the Navy equivalent to 18D would be SARC in terms of responsibilities not necessarily schools/pipeline.
But I'm guessing thx.
 

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Navy DMTs are full fledged hard hat divers who do medicine. Dive school is an extra qualification for an SF soldier but is the entry level gateway for a Navy diver.
Navy DMTs are full fledged hard hat divers who do medicine. Dive school is an extra qualification for an SF soldier but is the entry level gateway for a Navy diver.
Thx for confirming that.
 

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@Jpod13 , you summed up what DMTs do almost perfectly there at the end of your post. Every dive locker is different and the amount of diving will change based around that. The other thing to remember is that with certain units (especially NSW) you will be handling the O2 for air ops as well. I know several DMTs who are more jump ninjas than divers.

@Teufel hit the nail on the head with his post. A DMT attends the same dive school as an ND.
 

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@Jpod13 , you summed up what DMTs do almost perfectly there at the end of your post. Every dive locker is different and the amount of diving will change based around that. The other thing to remember is that with certain units (especially NSW) you will be handling the O2 for air ops as well. I know several DMTs who are more jump ninjas than divers.

@Teufel hit the nail on the head with his post. A DMT attends the same dive school as an ND.
Air OPS? Never saw DMTs handle that. They were too busy handling combat swimmer or workup dives for deployment.
 

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Air OPS? Never saw DMTs handle that. They were too busy handling combat swimmer or workup dives for deployment.
Depends on the command. If the command is jumping the DMTs have a handle on a lot of the 02 gear. I am not a DMT and relying solely on information from guys attached to NSW.
 

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I was at ST5 then LOGSU1 which provided diving and gas for ST 1,3,5,7. Also DMTs for dive OPs. Albeit if anyone in diving who wanted to got thier jump wings could jump if room on the birds but DMT didn't provide O2 to Air. Diving did. We filled them they used them. Rebreathers, Secumar and jump O2 all provided via diving. DMTs were too valuable for diving OPs. At SDV DMT sole job was DDS and SDV Ops support. Maybe EC Teams were different but it wasn't the norm.
 

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Depends on the command. If the command is jumping the DMTs have a handle on a lot of the 02 gear. I am not a DMT and relying solely on information from guys attached to NSW.
475374, member: 5948"]Depends on the command. If the command is jumping the DMTs have a handle on a lot of the 02 gear. I am not a DMT and relying solely on information from guys attached to NSW.[/QUOTE]
Air OPS? Never saw DMTs handle that. They were too busy handling combat swimmer or workup dives for deployment.
Can you elaborate on handling combat swimmer? I'm thinking you mean decompressing after long dives and or maintaining dive rigs....
 

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I was at ST5 then LOGSU1 which provided diving and gas for ST 1,3,5,7. Also DMTs for dive OPs. Albeit if anyone in diving who wanted to got thier jump wings could jump if room on the birds but DMT didn't provide O2 to Air. Diving did. We filled them they used them. Rebreathers, Secumar and jump O2 all provided via diving. DMTs were too valuable for diving OPs. At SDV DMT sole job was DDS and SDV Ops support. Maybe EC Teams were different but it wasn't the norm.
That sounds about right, from what I've researched being attached to an SDV (nd or dmt) doesn't offer a ton of self satisfaction if you're seeking a ton of dives. Attached to strictly dive commands would be my preferred option, maybe an eodmu to spruce things up a bit.
 

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Handling means supervision. Divers supervise diving training evolutions at a Team. To include pre/post dive, training evolution outline, standby diver, etc. This is at the Team level and after dive school. As for equipment for each dive it is provided by the dive locker but each diver is responsible for his own rig to be inspected by the dive sup. DMTs are on scene to provide med treatment for any and all injuries or diving related issues. They rarely if ever get on the dive unless it's an SDV evolution in which they would remain in the chamber connected to the trunk and DDS during OPs. There are exceptions and Certian organizations can operate differently. Hope that explains from my experience.
 

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That sounds about right, from what I've researched being attached to an SDV (nd or dmt) doesn't offer a ton of self satisfaction if you're seeking a ton of dives. Attached to strictly dive commands would be my preferred option, maybe an eodmu to spruce things up a bit.
If you want to dive go ND,EOD. If you go DMT you will be med standby and dive for requal.
 

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Handling means supervision. Divers supervise diving training evolutions at a Team. To include pre/post dive, training evolution outline, standby diver, etc. This is at the Team level and after dive school. As for equipment for each dive it is provided by the dive locker but each diver is responsible for his own rig to be inspected by the dive sup. DMTs are on scene to provide med treatment for any and all injuries or diving related issues. They rarely if ever get on the dive unless it's an SDV evolution in which they would remain in the chamber connected to the trunk and DDS during OPs. There are exceptions and Certian organizations can operate differently. Hope that explains from my experience.
Thx for clarifying, I personally can't see any satisfaction in that what's so ever
If you want to dive go ND,EOD. If you go DMT you will be med standby and dive for requal.
Hmm that's good to know. I qual'd for nd but I balked on signing due to a longer dep wait than I wanted.
Was hoping HM via DMT would allow me to dive and ship out relatively early. I may look into re-entering the draft
and seeing if someone at my nrd can push me through quicker. Unlikely but worth a try.
 

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Being a good DMT will get you places but you may experience the prove yourself before you get there. If you want to dive go ND,EOD. If you want to dive a little but do HM diving related tasks go DMT. Both pipelines have thier pros and cons. regardless your experiences will last you a lifetime. No regrets
 

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Being a good DMT will get you places but you may experience the prove yourself before you get there. If you want to dive go ND,EOD. If you want to dive a little but do HM diving related tasks go DMT. Both pipelines have thier pros and cons. regardless your experiences will last you a lifetime. No regrets
What's the process like converting to ND from DMT? One of my dive mo was a NDCS but he's back in the fleet
but according to him converting is tricky but it can be done. He said it would help if I graduated with honors from
Dive School.
 
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