Serve full-time in Naval Special Operations Aviation Rescue Swimmer (AIRR)

Train to bravely answer the call when others are in need of rescue.

There are now openings for Aviation Rescue Swimmers in America’s Navy – with no experience necessary to apply.

Industry: Rescue, Emergency Response, Survival

Type of Service: Full-time (Active Duty)

Type of Position: Enlisted (high school diploma or equivalent required)

About this Job: Aviation Rescue Swimmers are prepared to enter the most treacherous conditions to provide recovery and relief to those in need. That could involve rappelling hundreds of feet out of a helicopter into the ocean or onto land. Utilizing search and rescue swimming skills to ensure safety. Or using evasion, resistance and escape techniques to save lives.

Key Opportunities: Aviation Rescue Swimmers work just about anywhere, and help just about anyone. They also regularly provide support in relief missions around the world, responding to everything from the need for humanitarian outreach to natural disasters and more.

  • AIRR candidates undergo almost two years of training in advanced swimming and lifesaving techniques, as well as more advanced skills
  • Aviation Rescue Swimmers are rewarded not only with extra pay, but extraordinary duty assignments anywhere in the world

Qualifications and Requirements: Candidates must satisfy specific criteria to be eligible for employment consideration.

  • U.S. citizenship: Required
  • Education: High school diploma or GED or equivalent
  • Gender: Male or female
  • Age: 17 to 30
  • Medical exam: Required
  • Eyesight: 20/100 bilateral correctable to 20/20 with no color blindness
  • Physical screening test: Required
  • Minimum Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) score: VE+AR+MK+MC=210 or VE+AR+MK+AS=210
  • Service commitment: Minimum of two years of Active Duty

Learn more about an Aviation Rescue Swimmer career in America’s Navy – including details on specific responsibilities and training.