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Petty Officer 3rd Class Jeff H. Baker, a Navy Diver with Aviation Survival Training Center Cherry Point, poses in front of the dunker at the ASTC training pool

Photo by Lance Cpl. Paul E. Wyatt

Flyby -Petty Officer 3rd Class Jeff H. Baker

16 Nov 2012 | Lance Cpl. Paul E. Wyatt

Name: Petty Officer 3rd Class Jeff H. Baker
Job: Navy Diver, Safety Diver ASTC
Unit: ASTC
Hometown: Annabella, Utah
Date Joined: September 13, 2011

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C.- At the Aviation Survival Training Center, high-risk water training is a common occurrence. It takes someone like Petty Officer 3rd Class Jeff H. Baker to make sure Marines receive challenging training in a safe environment.

Baker is a Navy diver. His mission is to ensure all Marine Corps pilots and air crew members are safely and effectively trained for any emergency situation they may encounter.

He is currently the only diver at the ASTC. He dives twice a week during water training and maintains his dive gear when he is not diving. Baker said the high operational tempo of his job is challenging. That’s not to say he doesn’t enjoy it.

“I love the water, and I love the fact that I am keeping people safe,” Baker said. “I try to give students the chance for the highest level of instruction.”

Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point