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Navy Enlisted Rating (Job) Descriptions

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The Navy calls their enlisted jobs "ratings." Similar ratings are placed into various "communities."

Below are the Navy enlisted ratings that fall into the Aviation Community. Click on each rating designator to read a basic job description, as well as basic qualification criteria established to obtain the particular rating.

ABE - Aviation Boatswain's Mate - Launch/Recovery

ABF - Aviation Boatswain's Mate - Fuels

ABH - Aviation Boatswain's Mate - Aircraft Handler

AC - Air Traffic Controller

AD - Aviation Machinist's Mate

AE - Aviation Electrician's Mate

AG - Aerographer's Mate (Weather and Oceanography)

AM - Aviation Structural Mechanic

AME - Aviation Structural Mechanic - Safety Equipment

AO - Aviation Ordnanceman

AS - Aviation Support Equipment Technician

AT - Aviation Electronics Technician

AW - Aviation Warfare Systems Operator

AZ - Aviation Maintenance Administrationman

PR - Aircrew Survival Equipmentman

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