The CIVMAR Support Center (CSC) is moving to new offices on Naval Station, Norfolk. The call center services will be completely shut down 29 September - 7 October 2014 to accommodate the transition, there will be no phone service. If you need support during that time, please email, this will be the only source of communication to offer any assistance or support and will be available from 0700 – 1700 EST.
The CSC will reopen 8 October with new hours of operation 0700 – 2000 EST.
Surface Rescue Swimmer
The Surface Rescue Swimmer Program is a team well trained civil service mariners who support in needed search and rescue operations.
Welcome to Military Sealift Command
The U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command is the premier provider of ocean transportation to the Department of Defense. Our civil service careers offer job security, training and accelerated career advancement opportunities. It could be your opportunity to travel the globe with a rewarding maritime career.
Current Open Positions
Interested in a rewarding maritime job opportunity? We are now accepting applications for First Officer, Second Officer, Third Officer, Assistant Damage Control Officer, First Assistant Engineer, Second Assistant Engineer, Third Assistant Engineer, Refrigeration Engineer, Deck Engineer Machinist, Unlicensed Junior Engineer and Steward Cook! Start the process today!!!
Military Sealift Command Blog
Follow the blog for a more in-depth look at the daily missions, ships and people working for MSC. As a merchant marine sailing with MSC, no day is like the day before.


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Chief Cook

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Second Cook

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Assistant Cook

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MSC Success Stories

Our maritime careers offer some of the best advancement opportunities in the industry. Learn how these CIVMARs found a rewarding maritime career at MSC.


Samuel Battles

Chief Engineer

Sam Battles grew up listening to his father, Chief Engineer James Battles, tell stories of a life at sea. These were stories told during fishing trips, or while working on projects…

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Cornelia Beriones


Mrs. Cornelia (Connie) Beriones has been sailing with Military Sealift Command for over 10 years, and has moved up from the entry-level position of Supply Utilityman to Purser…

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Kevin Giffin

Master & Surface Rescue Swimmer

Kevin Giffin is a dedicated member of the CIVMAR workforce. As Chief Mate, Giffin currently works shoreside…

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