The Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) system supplements the enlisted rating structure in identifying personnel on active or inactive duty and billets in manpower authorizations. NEC codes identify a non-rating wide skill, knowledge, aptitude, or qualification that must be documented to identify both people and billets for management purposes.
For example, if a Navy police officer ( MA -- Master at Arms ) receives specialized training as a K-9 Dog Handler, he/she would be awarded NEC MA-2005. From that point on, the sailor could be assigned to Navy law enforcement duties involving military working dogs.
Below are the NECs for the AVIATION MECHANIC (AM) community area:
AM-7212 Stationary Hydraulics Test Stand Operator/Maintenanceman (APPLIES TO: AM)
AM-7213 Hydraulic, Pneumatic, Servocylinder Test (STS) Operator/Maintainer (APPLIES TO: AM)
AM-7222 Aeronautical Welder (APPLIES TO: AM, AS)
AM-7225 Aircraft Non-Destructive Inspection Technician (APPLIES TO: AM)
7226 A/F-27T-10 Operator/Maintainer (APPLIES TO: AM)
AM-7227 A/F-27T-10 and (STS) Operator/Maintainer (APPLIES TO: AM)
AM-7232 Advanced Composite Structural Repair IMA Technician (APPLIES TO: AM)