Visual Signalman (765) Enlisted Personnel

Sends and receives messages by visual means such as semaphores, flags, panels, blinkers, flares, signal projectors, and Very pistols, keeping in constant contact by phone or visual signals with other observation stations.
Performs minor maintenance on equipment used, such as polishing lenses, replacing worn-out batteries, or tightening wire connections.
May observe, signal, and keep a record of all incoming and outgoing ships from a shore station, making observations through telescopes and recording data concerning ship movements.
Must have exceptionally good vision. Must know all codes used in visual signal communication.

Alternate nomenclatures:

  • Signalman