An effective beachmaster is the key to a structured and smooth flow of vehicles through the firing line and should be an NCO empowered by the officer-in-charge (OIC) to control throughput.
What does BM stand for?
BM stands for Beachmaster
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- Bastard Machine (band)
- Battery Machines
- Battle Management
- Battlefield Management
- Battlemac (gaming clan)
- Battlespace Management
- Baumeister (German: manager of building projects)
- Bazaar Malay
- Be Mine
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As Beachmaster, Gemma will manage the Beach team at the Paralympics.
The Beachmaster Control Unit controlled beaching and retracting all tank landing ships (LSTs) in the LST beaching area (Green Beaches 1 and 2; see map 4), a function analogous to that of the port director.
The ship brought two MH-60S Seahawks from the Dragon Whales of HSC-28 Detachment 4; Tactical Air Control Squadron (TACRON) 21; four utility landing craft from Assault Craft Unit 2; Beachmaster Unit 2; Amphibious Construction Battalion 2 (Seabees); and Fleet Surgical Team 2 to Galveston.
LCACs are the only means to get large trucks, such as the MTVRs, off the ship, says 2nd Class Petty Officer Jeremiah Goff, a construction mechanic with Beachmaster Unit One based in Coronado, Calif.
They're very eager to lend a hand and pitch in when ever they can and some of them are quite skilled," said Construction Mechanic 1st Class (SW) Eric Dickinson, assigned to the APS team from Beachmaster Unit 2, Little Creek, Va.
He has empathy with them, and interviewed many survivors -including Denis Healey, a future Labour Chancellor of the Exchequer, who served as a Beachmaster.