Military Sealift Command (MSC) operates approximately 125 civilian-crewed ships that replenish U.S. Navy ships, and CIVMARs make up the largest segment of MSC’s global workforce. We recruit transitioning military, merchant marines, maritime academy graduates, and skilled entry-level candidates to fill our maritime job opportunities. CIVMARs serve in a variety of externally hired positions in the Deck, Engine, Communications, Supply and Medical departments. The MSC mission is big. So are the rewards for the CIVMARs who help us complete it.

The Supply department incorporates both the Culinary and Logistics department positions and serves to keep the ship and it’s CIVMARs supplied and running smoothly.

In addition to their primary missions, three positions within the Deck department, serve as Afloat Support Positions. The Damage Controlman, Damage Control Officer and Assistant Damage Control Officer are required to sail 30-45 days on annual basis during high relief request seasons and mission contingencies.

MSC recruits for entry-level positions in the Supply (Culinary & Logistics), Deck and Engine departments. Oftentimes mariners with skill-sets suited for other departments apply for these positions, because with our flexible career paths, qualified employees can compete for their desired department once their desired position becomes available.

In addition to primary positions, interested CIVMARs may apply to serve in our Surface Rescue Swimmer Program (SRS) as a collateral duty. Contact a recruiter for additional requirements/qualifications.