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Upon completion of the Assault Amphibious Vehicle (IV) Crewman Course, a Marine will be awarded the military occupational specialty of 1833. The purpose of this course is to provide the training necessary to serve as a crewman of an Assault Amphibious Vehicle.  AAV crewmen perform various duties incident to the operation and maintenance of assault amphibious vehicles and the Upgun Weapons Station (UGWS) MK19 40 MM / .50 CAL M2 machine guns.  AAV crewmen prepare AAVs for the tactical employment of troops and equipment during ship to shore movement and subsequent operations ashore

The Assault Amphibious Crewmember (AAC) Course provides students the foundational skills and safety precautions necessary to operate the AAV on land and water, and to serve as a member of an AAV crew. Students learn how to maintain an AAV and associated equipment (weapons, communications suite, SL-3, and logbook) and how to operate an AAV on land, to include introductory troubleshooting and self-recovery. Students will also be able to operate an AAV in the water and know how to execute emergency procedures afloat. Additionally, students learn how to operate and employ the M2 Caliber .50 and MK-19, 40mm machine guns from the AAV Upgunned Weapons Station (UGWS). Graduates of this course will be able to perform duties within an AAV crew in both garrison and expeditionary environments. Students must have a swim qualification of Water Survival Intermediate (WSI), and successfully pass the MOS specific physical standards (MSPS) test to graduate. 

Assault Amphibian Crewmember (AAC) Course is designed to provide foundational skills to the AAV crewmember that enable them to operate an AAV on land and water, and to function as a member of an AAV crew. Areas of instruction will focus on: AAV fundamentals and safety, preventive maintenance, land operations, water operations, AAV gunnery, communications, and mechanized tactics. Students must be qualified Water Survival Intermediate (WSI), Submerged Vehicle Egress Trainer (SVET), meet prescribed MOS specific performance standards (MSPS), and demonstrate mastery of all instructional areas via written and performance examinations to meet license and graduation criteria.