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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." For example, ratings that are administrative in nature, are placed in the Administration Community. Ratings that deal with aircraft are placed in the Aviation Community.

Below are links to the various Navy enlisted communities. In each community, you will find links to the Navy job descriptions and qualification factors associated with that rating.

Administration Community
Includes LN, MC, NC, MU, PS, and YN

Aviation Community
Includes ABE, ABF, ABH, AC, AD, AE, AG, AM, AME, AO, AS, AT, AW, AZ, and PR

Cryptologic Community (Language and Computers)
Includes CTI, CTM, CTN, CTR, CTT, and IT

Intelligence Community
Includes IS

Medical/Dental Community
Includes HM

Nuclear Community
Includes EM(N), ET(N), and MM(N)

SEABEE Community (Construction)
Includes BU, CE, CM, EA, EO, SW, UT

Security Community (Military Police)
Includes MA

Special Warfare/Special Operations Community
Includes EOD, ND, SO, and SB

Submarine Community
Includes CS(SS, ET-COM, ET-NAV, FT, MM-AUX, MM-WEP, MT, SK(SS), STS, and YN(SS)

Supply Community
Includes CS, LS, PC, SH, SK

Surface Combat Systems/Operations Community
Includes BM, ET, FC, GM, MN, OS, QM, and STG

Surface Engineering Community
Includes DC, EM, EN, GSE, GSM, HT, IC, MM, and MR

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