Special Forces Dive Medical Technician (DMT)
Course Duration: 3 WEEKS
TO TRAIN SPECIAL OPERATIONS MEDICS AS DIVING MEDICAL
ANATOMY OF RESPIRATORY, CIRCULATORY, AND
CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM
THEORY OF DECOMPRESSION SICKNESS
Product Produced: Special Operations
Forces medical personnel qualified as Diving Medical Technicians. Personnel are trained in
anatomy, physiology, and diagnostic procedures; diving emergencies and injuries; diving operations;
and field training exercise.
1. Students will report to building KW 100, United States Naval Air Station, Trumbo
Point Annex, Fleming Key, Key West, Florida, during duty hours and to the charge of quarters (CQ)
after duty hours. Students will report no earlier than two days prior to the reporting date
(the dining facility will be closed prior to the lunch meal of the reporting date) and no later
than 2400 on the reporting date. APFT will be conducted at 0500 the next day. In
processing will begin following the APFT in building KW 100.
2. It is imperative that all administrative actions or problems (to include finance)
be settled with the student’s parent unit prior to the student’s departure from his
home station. The training site at Key West has no administrative assets to handle such
3. Travel to Key West will be by commercial air or privately owned vehicle.
4. Students will be billeted in the Company C billets. Mess facilities will be
provided at no cost to the students.
5. Students should bring enough money for personal needs for 3 weeks (access to
government check cashing facilities is limited). Meal cards will be issued at Key West.
Statements of nonavailability will not be issued.
Prerequisites: In order to
attend the Dive Medical Technician Course (DMTC), an individual must meet the following
1. Be a qualified Special Operations Medic (MOS 18D for Special Forces, SOC Corpsman for
USMC/USN SEALS, or a 91B for Ranger units). Students who have not graduated from the Special
Operations Combat Medic course at Fort Bragg, NC must possess current qualification as a paramedic
2. Have a current SCUBA physical examination IAW AR 40-501, Chapter 5, paragraph 5-8 and
USAJFKSWCS memorandum dated Dec 96. The SCUBA physical must be dated within two years (three years
for students who are combat dive qualified) of the course completion date. Must also have an
interim examination within two years of course completion date (approved by the USASSOC Surgeon).
All physicals will be forwarded to the USASOC Surgeon 45 days prior to the course start date for
review and approval. See address below. Students will report with complete medical
records and the original physical examination.
3. Meet height and weight standards as outlined in AR 600-9.
4. All Army students will report with a copy of their DA Form 2A and 2-1 or Officer Record
Prior to in processing CDQC, all students will complete the following pre-requisite test. This
test is a pre-requisite for entry level measurement for the course and is not
Pass an Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) with a minimum of 60 points per event (push up,
sit up, and 2 mile run) and an overall score of 206 or above (scored on the student's specific age
group), IAW FM 21-20.
If a medical waiver is required, the original Standard Form 88, Standard Form 93, and allied
documents will be forwarded 45 days prior the course start date directly to the USASOC
Surgeon IAW AR 40-501, Chapter 8, paragraph 8-26C. The address for mailing physicals to the USASOC
Surgeon's Office is:
Fort Bragg, NC 28307-5200
Packing List: As a minimum, each
student will bring the following items of uniform and equipment:
1. Brown/olive drab (OD) T-shirts, six each.
2. Underwater demolition team (UDT) swim trunks or unit issue physical training (PT)
shorts (with standard OD name tape sewn on the right front leg), minimum of two pairs each.
3. Battle dress uniform (BDU) patrol cap without patches, insignia, or reflective
tape, one each. Berets will not be worn at Key West.
4. Utility uniforms (BDU, camouflage, or jungle), two each; Jungle boots (black or
green), two pair.
5. White socks (no stripes or logos, no knee socks), four pairs each.
6. Athletic shoes, lace type, one pair each.
7. Military duffel/aviator's bag, one each.
8. Calculator, hand-held, one each.
9. Loose-leaf binder/notebook, one each.
10. Running shorts, black or gray.
11. Grey PT sweats, top and bottom.
12. Neoprene booties (black), coral booties, or similar type footgear.
13. Padlock (key or combination), one each.