MDSUMobile Diving and Salvage Unit
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Increasing joint training exercises is not a recommendation offered only by the authors of this article; one Navy officer from MDSU 2 expressed the same desire to start scheduling Army-Navy dive exercises.
The thing we were most concerned about for our divers was their safety," said NDCS Ted Walker, MDSU 1's master diver.
ND1(DSW) Quentin Felderman, assistant lead petty officer for MDSU 1, explained the challenging nature of the dives.
ROK Chief Jong Suk Kang, an SSU diver, expressed his appreciation for the ability to work with MDSU 1.
EOD MU and MDSU commanding officers rely on their ESE senior leader to anticipate and resolve logistics challenges, and provide the resources needed for uninterrupted EOD operations.
The EODESU concept and deployed capabilities will continue to evolve with EOD and MDSU operations.
Dan Shultz, commanding officer, MDSU 2 and Juliett Mission commander, this project provides a valuable opportunity for both Army and Navy divers to hone their expeditionary diving and salvage skills in a real-world setting, skills that are vital in support of the nation's strategy for Maritime Security, including peacetime support to international humanitarian and disaster relief, engagement with international partners, as well as wartime missions.
Underwater there was zero-to-one foot of visibility; you had to find your way around by touching," said Chief Hospital Corpsman (DSW/SW) Dean Delfavero of MDSU 2.
MDSU 2 has experience working in difficult conditions.
When I first saw this site, I thought this is Hurricane Katrina all over again," said Navy Diver 2nd Class (DSW/SW) Noah Gottesman, MDSU 2.
The expeditionary mission is something MDSU 1 did way back in the very beginning," explained MDSU 1's Executive Officer, LCDR Jared East.
However, with the new focus of today's military, MDSU 1 has had to return to their roots to maintain operational relevancy.