Die automatische Absetzung gilt als eine der Standardverbringungen von Luftlandekräften. Auch für die Kampfschwimmer gilt dies. Zwar ist jeder von ihnen ausgebildeter Freifaller (Fallschirm Sprungverfahren mit manueller Auslösung) und auf diesem Verfahren liegt der Schwerpunkt der vertikale Verbringung, jedoch einmal im Jahr muss eine automatische Absetzung zum Erhalt der Fallschirmsprungqualifikation erfolgen. Getreu dem Motto, Read More

Civilian Internship (Student / Apprentice) If you are a civilian (including high school student or apprentice) interested in a short-term internship, contact the Kampfschwimmer personnel recruiting office: Kampfschwimmer Personal Werbetrupp Am Ort 6 24340 Eckernförde Tel.: 04351-66-3508 oder 3505 E-Mail: SEKMPersonalwerbetrupp@bundeswehr.org Officer Careers For information about a career as an officer contact the German, Read More

In late 2005 the Kampfschwimmer training program was extended from 15 to 36 months. This extension reflected operational experience. It also accommodated the recent change in Kampfschwimmer rank structure. Previously sailors with the rank of Maat (equivalent to US Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class) or above could serve as Kampfschwimmer.  That was changed. Now, Read More

The mental and physical prerequisites for Kampfschwimmer service are the highest within the entire German armed forces. Candidates must be in the highest category (T1) of the physical screening test administered to military recruits. On a case by case basis candidates who fall in the second highest category (T2) of the physical screening test, Read More

LERNE LEIDEN OHNE ZU KLAGEN! – LEARN TO SUFFER IN SILENCE! Is the motto of Kampfschwimmer training, and that pithy phrase really says it all. Candidates must display courage, unmitigated determination to succeed, willingness to learn, mental flexibility, capacity for suffering, humility, self-confidence, self discipline, leadership, responsibility, and the ability to work as part, Read More

Kampfschwimmer training lasts three years. Next to pilot training it is one of the longest, most expensive and physically most demanding training programs of the German armed forces. Aside from the overall physical and psychological burdens of the training, the element of water constitutes the trainees greatest challenge. This is what differentiates Kampfschwimmer training, Read More