FORCE BLUE is neither a weekend therapy retreat, nor a recreational dive club.

Veteran Recruiting

FORCE BLUE is a mission-focused program that strives to positively affect not only its members, but the world at large. FORCE BLUE veterans, therefore, are recruited as much for their commitment, as they are for their diving acumen. 

In addition to making themselves available for all FORCE BLUE dive operations, FORCE BLUE team members must be willing to continue their training and to assist in the training of new recruits. They must agree to participate in counseling, to engage in FORCE BLUE’s public relations and community outreach efforts and to advocate on behalf of marine conservation and veterans’ issues. 

Part of an elite team

Force Blue Team allows for a continuation of your transformative journey of rebuilding your life and the recalibration your unique skill set of precision combat diving by being part of something with a visible positive impact. This elite team serves as a common bond and your participation to this team adds incredible value to our overall mission. The powerful experience and wonderment of healing through ocean conservation is the common call to duty. For all, it is the esprit de corps that comes from, once again, being part of an elite TEAM.

Force Blue Scientific Diver Team Member

THE CRITERIA:
To be considered for inclusion as a Force Blue Scientific Diver Team member, all veteran candidates must be able to demonstrate and verify the following: Graduate of Military Trained Diver School, No Longer On Active Duty, Must have been part of a Special Operation Unit, Took place in at least one combat deployment. Force Blue Veterans are recruited as much for their commitment, as they are for their diving acumen. They must agree to participate in counseling, to engage in Force Blue public relations and community outreach efforts and to advocate on behalf of marine conservation and veterans’ issues.

REQUIREMENTS:
Must provide documentation

  • Successful completion of: : US Naval Diving Salvage Training Center OR Basic Underwater Demolition School (BUDS) OR Army Special Forces Underwater Operations school.
  • At least one combat deployment
  • No longer active duty.
  • Must be medically qualified.
  • Evidence of 50 logged recreational dives, one of which has been conducted with the previous 3-months
  • Proof of current CPR, AED, First Aid and O2 Provider training by a nationally recognized agency
  • Proof of DAN ( or equivalent) insurance.
  • Must be willing to continue training as a Scientific Diver
  • Personal gear is maintained with proof of gear service within the last year.
  • Successfully pass In-water practical evaluations

If you feel you meet this criteria and Force Blue is still of interest you, please complete the form. Each Candidate must be willing to commit for 6 weeks in support of Force Blue Operation throughout one calendar year. If you have any questions about the selection process or commitment, please feel free to email us.

Online Application

Force Blue Assistant Scientific Diver

THE CRITERIA:
Any veterans no longer on active duty that is a certified diver and willing to participate in diving deployments promoting ocean conservation and restoration activities.

REQUIREMENTS:
Must provide documentation

  • DD214
  • Minimally Open water certified from a nationally recognized training agency.
  • Evidence of 50 logged recreational dives, one of which has been conducted with the previous 3-months.
  • Proof of current CPR, AED, First Aid and O2 Provider training by a nationally recognized agency.
  • Proof of DAN ( or equivalent) insurance.
  • Must be medically qualified.
  • Successfully pass In-water practical evaluations.
  • Personal gear is maintained with proof of gear service within the last year.

If you feel you meet this criteria and Force Blue is still of interest you, please complete the form. If you have any questions about the selection process or commitment, please feel free to email us.

Online application

Counseling

The Force Blue Conservation training focuses on: retraining, retooling and deploying them on missions of conservation, preservation and restoration.

Working with Dr. Carrie Elk of the Elk Institute for Psychological Health & Performance, FORCE BLUE provides PTSD counseling for all new recruits as part of each recruitment and training exercise. Dr. Elk caters exclusively to the Special Operations community and is renowned for her ability to help combat veterans re-file their fragmented memories in such a way as to prevent PTSD triggers from occurring.