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Navy Enlisted Rating (Job) Descriptions

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103458262 Premium Access download November 26, 2009 - The Virginia-class attack submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit New Mexico (SSN-779) undergoes Bravo sea trials in the Atlantic Ocean.
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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 Submarine Community. Click on each rating designator to read a basic job description, as well as basic qualification criteria established to obtain the particular rating.

CS(SS) - Culinary Specialist (Submarine)

ET COM - Electronics Technician (Communications)

ET NAV - Electronics Technician (Navigation)

FT - Fire Control Technician

MM AUX - Machinist Mate (Auxilary Equipment)

MM WEP - Machinist Mate (Weapons)

MT - Missile Technican

SK(SS) - Storekeeper (Submarine)

STS - Sonar Technician (Submarine)

YN(SS) - Yeoman (Submarine)

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