Depending on the AOR, the J4 leads a team of 15 to 35 military officers and enlisted personnel disaggregated across multiple forward-operating bases to provide direct logistics support to a SEAL task group headquarters, a SEAL troop, and any additional assigned Special Operations Forces (SOF) elements, including Army Special Forces units, Special Boat Team
detachments, and joint Special Operations Aviation Command squadrons.
He proposes adding another special boat team
to the SEAL (sea-airland) force to boost their presence in the littorals and riverine areas.
Scottish customs have a special boat team
which intercepts ships and checks their holds before they land.
In a statement, the Philippine Navy said it would use the BRP Gregorio del Pilar, a Navy aircraft (Islander), the Special Boat Team
, the diving team of the Naval Special Operations Group (Navsog) and the construction team from the Naval Engineers and the Philippine Marine Corps to test their readiness and capability.
JOSH HART, SC, USN, SUPPLY OFFICER, SPECIAL BOAT TEAM
Aside from BRP Gregorio del Pilar (PF-15), a PN Aircraft (Islander), Special Boat Team
, Diving Team of Naval Special Operations Group (NAVSOG), Construction Team from the Naval Engineers and Philippine Marine Corps company will participate in the military exercises "to test their readiness and capability," the Navy said.
He put those skills to the test in 2006 while deployed to Iraq with a Riverine Troop (RT) from Special Boat Team
22; during a mission the RT was ambushed by an improvised explosive device (IED) and small arms fire.
As a forward deployed unit, advance planning is crucial for supporting both a SEAL and Special Boat Team
during a six month deployment.
SWCCs attached to Special Boat Team
22 from Stennis, Miss., used the Special Operations Craft Riverine, which is specifically designed for the clandestine insertion and extraction of U.S.
"Deploying here puts you right in there with operators," said Chief Gunner's Mate Jose Pena, the EXW program coordinator for Special Boat Team
"And I was confident we could find the right folks to pull off such a high-stakes, flag-level interest assignment." His deputy, John Yasui, was a civilian program manager and former surface warfare officer who spent three years with NSW as a special boat team
"We judge boats by their speed and rounds per minute," said Engineman 1st Class (SWCC) James Martino, a member of Special Boat Team
(SBT) 12 in Coronado, Calif.