Special warfare boat operator

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Special warfare boat operator
Rating Badge SB.jpg
Rating insignia
Issued by: United States Navy
Type Enlisted rating
Abbreviation SB
Specialty Weapons

Special warfare boat operator (abbreviated as SB) is a United States Navy occupational rating.

Special warfare boat operators drive fast speedboats down narrow, winding rivers, or the open ocean while performing high speed, medium range, all weather insertion/extraction of special operations forces, maritime interdiction operations, tactical swimmer operations, intelligence collection, operation deception, and coastal patrol.[1]


  1. “Navy enlisted manpower and personnel classifications”. Bureau of Naval Personnel. US Navy. Retrieved 2007-01-11.

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