Enlisted Navy Jobs and Qualifications

Rating (Job) Descriptions and qualification factors for jobs available to enlisted Navy sailors.
Catapult officer (aka shooter) directing aircraft for takeoff
Navy Enlisted Ratings in the Aviation Community
A infographic on the things you should consider before enlisting in the Navy
What You Should Consider Before Deciding to Join the Navy
A U.S. Navy Gunner's Mate firing a .50-caliber machine gun during weapons training aboard USS Boxer.
What Is a Gunners Mate (GM)?
Male navigator on submarine radar
Learn About US Navy Jobs that Do Not Require US Citizenship
Binary Digits on Screen
How to Become a Navy Cryptologic Technician Interpretive (CTI)
Intelligence Specialist 2nd Class Stephen Ruhl from Como, Miss.
What Does a Navy Intelligence Specialist Do?
Operations specialist marks a map
What an Operations Specialist (OS) Does in the US Navy
Fleet of military ships at sea in Arabian Gulf, May 2003
Quality of Life Facts You Should Consider Before Joining the Navy
Navy Enlisted Aircrew
Who Can Volunteer for the Navy Enlisted Aircrew Program?
Inside the USS San Antonio
Navy Enlisted Classification System NECs Cryptologic Technician Area
Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Cleans And Inspects Ordnance
How to Become an Navy Aviation Ordnanceman
Antenna and satellite dish on a battleship.
What Does a Cryptologic Technician - Technical (CTT) Do?
Guided Missile Submarine Shown To Media
Are You Qualified? Navy Enlisted Ratings in the Nuclear Community
Navy diver wearing a MK-20 diving mask.
How to Become a Navy Diver
Navy submarine surfacing through an ice sheet in the Arctic during operations.
Submarine Electronics Computer Field (SECF) - US Navy Job Description
Gunner Mate fires a 25 mm chain gun aboard USS Cape St. George.
Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) Codes -- Gunner's Mate
PHC (AW/NAC) Edward G. Martens
Photographers Mate (PH) - Navy Enlisted Rating
Aviation boatswain's mates direct plane
What Is a Navy Aviation Boatswains Mate - Handling (ABH)?
Female boatswain's mate standing at attention on board a ship.
What Is a Navy Boatswain's Mate?
Navy Recruits using a firehose to practice putting out fires.
Navy Job Description for Fireman
Sailors Stand Watch As Uss Germantown Arrives In Okinawa
What Does it Take To Be a Navy Quartermaster (QM)?
Sailors Returning Home
What Does a Navy Personnel Specialist Do?
Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL students battle through the surf during their last day of Hell Week.
How to Become a Navy Special Warfare Boat Operator (SB)
Navy: Master At Arms Job Descriptions
Navy Corpsmen providing care for fellow soldier
What Does a Navy Hospital Corpsman Do?
Bomb Disposal
Explosive Ordnance Disposal – EOD Jobs in the Navy
Fire Controlman 2nd Class John Whitby, from San Leandro, CA, operates the radar system control in the combat information center during a ballistic missile defense drill February 16, 2008 aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70).
What Is a Navy Fire Controlman (FC)?
Engineman with Cruz on name tag repairing equipment in an engine room with three other workers
Learn What an Engineman Does in the Navy
Navy Counselor 1st Class Randy L. Schiller and Senior Chief Navy Counselor George A. Keels, both assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), perform a ceremonial flag raising during a visit to the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
How to Become a Navy Counselor (NC)
A combat videographer practices evasion techniques.
Mass Communications Specialist (MC) in the Navy
a sailor installing a propeller on the number two engine of a P-3C Orion aircraft
Being an Aviation Machinist Mate (AD) in the U.S. Navy
Color Guards on the USS Carl Vinson
What Do Yeomen Do in the Navy?
U.S. Navy Targets Gaddafi Military Sites On the Libyan Coast
What Are the Duties of the Navy Enlisted Electrician's Mate?
Electrician's Mate 1st Class Dave Brusby scans the streets while conducting search and rescue missions from a MH-60S Seahawk helicopter.
Navy Job: Aviation Electrician's Mate (AE)
Aviation boatswain's mates refuel an AV-8B Harrier jet aircraft.
Aviation Boatswain's Mate - Equipment (ABE) - Navy Rating Description
The sun and a radioactive symbol
What You Need to Know About the Nuclear Trained Machinist Mate
U.S. Military Joint Task Force Exercises
Navy Enlisted Rating: Sonar Technician
A U.S. Navy Aviation Electronics Technician completes a maintenance check on the radar dome of the E-2C 'Hawkeye'
Becoming A Navy Aviation Electronics Technician
Damage Controlman 1st Class Hector Floresdiaz demonstrates firefighting techniques. JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (July 8, 2011) Damage Controlman 1st Class Hector Floresdiaz demonstrates firefighting techniques to students attending the Center for Naval Engineering Learning Site, Pearl Harbor. Floresdiaz is an instructor of naval engineering, basic and advanced damage control, and aviation and machinery room firefighting tactics.
What Does a Navy Damage Controlman (DC) Actually Do?
ATLANTIC OCEAN (June 28, 2011) Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Kyndall Bennett checks the fuel from an HH-60H Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Nightdippers of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 5 for contaminates aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Dwight D. Eisenhower is conducting carrier qualifications and flight deck certifications.
Become a Navy Aviation Structural Mechanic
Fleet Week in Elliott Bay, Seattle
What Do Navy Cryptologic Technicians Do?
US Navy Fighter Squadron In Townsville For Air Force Exercise Black Dagger
Navy Enlisted Job: Gas Turbine Systems Mechanic (GSM)
Submarine in the sea, USS Nautilus (SSN-571), Nuclear-Powered Submarine, New York City, New York State, USA
What Are the Job Duties of the Navy's Fire Control Technician?
U.S. Navy Aerographer's Mate standing on the fantail of a ship releasing a weather balloon.
What Is a Navy Aviation Aerographer's Mate (AG)?
The guided-missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG-92)
What Are the Typical Duties of Navy Logistics Support?
CAMP JOHNSON, N.C. (Jan. 31, 2012) Equipment Operator 2nd Class Jeffery Green of Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit 202 uses a front end loader to raise a road bed on Camp Johnson in support of Bold Alligator 2012. Exercise Bold Alligator 2012, the largest amphibious exercise in the past 10 years, represents the Navy and Marine Corps' revitalization of the full range of amphibious operations. #BA12
What does a Navy Equipment Operator Do?
USS City of Corpus Christi
Machinist’s Mate, Auxiliary (MM-AUX) - Navy Enlisted Rating
AT SEA, INDONESIA - JANUARY 06: Naval Aircrewman 2nd Class Cody Witherspoon, assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 35, keeps a lookout on January 6, 2015 in the Java Sea. The U.S. Navy is supporting the Indonesian-led AirAsia flight QZ8501 search efforts. AirAsia announced that flight QZ8501 from Surabaya to Singapore, with 162 people on board, lost contact with air traffic control at 07:24 a.m. local time on December 28.
Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) Codes - Naval Aircrewman
This illustration shows a day in the life of a Navy enlisted machinist mate, including "Operating and maintaining the distilling plants to make fresh water," "Aligning piping systems as well as servicing the ship's boilers and propulsion systems," "Repairing or replacing valves, pumps, compressors and a multitude of other devices," and "Cleaning, testing, and performing maintenance on the ship's boilers and other machinery."
What You Need to Know About Enlisted Navy Machinist's Mates Job
Hull Maintenance Technician strikes a welding rod.
What It Takes to Qualify as a Navy Hull Technician
The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman
Navy Enlisted Nuclear Field Jobs and Qualifications
US Navy operative near navy helicopter on landing base.
Navy Qualification Factors for Information System Technician (IT)
Aviation boatswain's mates refuel an AV-8B Harrier jet aircraft.
The Navy's Enlisted Rating of Aviation Boatswain's Mate - Fuels (ABF)
Sailors prepare to man the rails on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.
U.S. Navy Rank (Rate) Determination for Prior Service
Students in Navy SEALs qualification training navigate the surf off the cost of Coronado.
How to Become a Navy SEAL
Navy Recruits Train For Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Boat Team Units
Can You Join the Navy With a Felony?
Navy diver in scuba suit working with mine
What Does It Take to Be a Navy Mineman?
Navy chef takes part in culinary competition. VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Feb. 11, 2011) Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Tad Pooler, assigned to Commander, Submarine Forces, prepares strawberries flambe as his dessert entry during the Best of the Mess Challenge competition at the Virginia Beach Sheraton Oceanfront hotel. The Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic culinary team competed against four other commands showcasing their culinary specialties.
What Does a Navy Culinary Specialist (CS) Do?
Aircraft Carrier
The Difficult Job of a Navy Construction Electrician
ROTA, Spain (March 30, 2011) Engineering Aid Jonathanjan Samson, assigned to the engineering department of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 74, hammers in a stake at a sidewalk and lighting project at Naval Station Rota. NMCB-74 is deployed to Camp Mitchell at Naval Station Rota supporting Commander, Task Force 68.
What Are the Responsibilities of a Navy Engineering Aide?