Navy Search and Rescue Medical Technician (NEC HM-8401)

NEC Designation:

NEC HM-8401 Search and Rescue Medical Technician


Performs aircrew and emergency medical care functions assigned in support of search and rescue missions. Qualified in Emergency Medical Technician Ambulance A (EMT A), Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Triage, IV therapy, use of emergency medical equipment, patient handling, and aero medical evacuation techniques. Must be NATOPS qualified for assigned crew position.

Qualification Data:

Source Rating(s): HM

Billet Paygrades: E3-E7

Personnel Paygrades: E3-E7

Course: Mandatory

Open to Women?: Yes


1. The medical standards established by NAVMEDCOMINST 1510.5 Series and the flight standards established by CNO must be met prior to award of this NEC. 2. Member will retain this NEC for the maximum number of 8 years. If the member has not qualified for another advanced closed loop NEC utilizing their skills and experience in emergency medicine i.e. HM-8425, 8402, or skills and experience in aircrew position and aerospace medicine or physiology HM-8406, 8409 by the end of the 8th year after graduation, his or her next PCS assignment will be to a general HM-0000 billet maintaining the current HM-000 sea/shore rotation and the HM-8401 NEC will be removed by CHNAVPERS.

Information contained on this page is derived from the Navy Enlisted Manpower and Personnel Classifications and Occupational Standards Manual, Volume II, NAVPERS 18068F, which is the official manual for Navy Enlisted Classifications (NECs).