Pierce serves with Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2

Petty Officer 1st Class Overton Pierce has served in the Navy for 16 years as a navy diver. He is a 1999 graduate of Northwest High School.

Navy divers provide the Navy with a variety of underwater tasks, everything from salvaging ship wrecks to assisting military and civilian law enforcement. Navy divers have a lot in common with their civilian counterparts, using many of the some tools and equipment. The main difference is the mission the Navy diver performs.