U.S. NAVY MASTER DIVERS PLAQUE
Presented is an impressive brass U S Navy Master Divers Insignia Plaque.DIMENSIONS:
7 1/8″ W x 5 3/4″ H x 1/4″ D
Weight 2 Lbs. 11 oz.
These fine brass plaques with their Seahorses bracketing a Navy MK V Dive Helmet and twin tridents is the official insignia for Navy Master Divers. The United States Navy master diver is the highest warfare qualification obtainable by a member of the U.S. Navy diving community. A master diver is an enlisted person who typically has the most experience and knowledge on all aspects of diving and underwater salvage. He develops, updates and oversees diving programs, and manages the development, operation, testing, repair and certification of all USN diving equipment, systems and support equipment. He is trained in advanced diving physics, medicine, differential diagnosis and saturation diving techniques. He directs and supervises surface and underwater demolition operations for salvage, ship husbandry, or underwater construction operations and employs the principle and techniques of precision demolition in projects requiring cutting, flattening and/or removing of pilings, obsolete moorings, or other obstructions in channels, harbors, open oceans, or other areas of concern. He supervises the operation, maintenance, and certification of deep dive systems and equipment.
An enlisted member who obtains master diver status is authorized to have the warfare designator “(MDV)” after his/her rating designator. For example, if Davy Jones is a navy diver chief petty officer (master diver), then his title/name would be written as NDC (MDV) Jones. The title “Master Diver” is customarily used as a form of address rather than the individual’s rank.
There are no discernible casting defects or any other things to make note of. This is an outstanding commemorative plaque important to all
U S Navy Divers, and would be a greatly appreciated gift to any of those having served or serving in that service.