Figure 12-4.Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist Insignia
and Enlisted Air Warfare Specialist Insignia.
squadron duty have an opportunity to qualify as an
Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist (ESWS) and/or
Enlisted Air Warfare Specialist (EAWS) (fig. 12-4).
This will depend on what type of platform to which
they are permanently assigned. Contact the command
master chief who serves as the ESWSIEAWS
coordinator for Personnel Qualification Standards
(PQS) for your ship or unit.
FLEET MARINE FORCE
The Fleet Marine Force (FMF) is a balanced force
of combined ground and air arms primarily organized,
equipped, and trained for offensive amphibious or
expeditionary employment Marine Forces Atlantic
(MARFORLANT) and Marine Forces Pacific
(MARFORPAC) are an integral part of the U.S.
Atlantic and Pacific Fleets. These forces are subject to
the operational control of fleet commanders, while the
Commandant of the Marine Corps (CMC) retains
administrative and training control.
The mission of the FMF dental organization is to
ensure the combat effectiveness of the FMF by
providing a comprehensive program of dental support.
During contingency or mass casualty situations, FMF
dental personnel augment the medical effort under the
direction of the cognizant medical authority.
The Marine Corps has dental officers and Dental
Technicians assigned to the following levels of
organization. The same dental officer may frequently
be assigned to more than one level.
CMC Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps (Health
Fleet Marine Force (Atlantic-MARFORLANT
Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF)
Marine Division (MARDIV)
Marine Air Wing (MAW)
Force Service Support Group (FSSG)
Dental Battalion (DENBN)
Headquarters & Service Company (H&S CO)
Dental Company (DENCO)
DENTAL OFFICER ON STAFF OF
HEALTH SERVICES, HEADQUARTERS
U.S MARINE CORPS
The Director of Dental Programs (DDP) also has
the title of Dental Officer, U.S. Marine Corps, and is
the staff dental officer to the Commandant of the
Assigned to the Health Services
Directorate, the DDP reports to the Director of Health
Services. The DDP provides assistance and advice to
the Director of Health Services on both professional
and personnel matters relating to dental support
throughout the Marine Corps. The DDP is supported
by an administrative assistant who is a Master Chief