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 EQUIPMENT OPERATOR community area:
EO-5707 - 5710
Note: Personnel attached to the Reserve Naval Construction Force (RNCF) are awarded NECs EO-5707, EO-5708, and EO-5710 based on the recommendation of individual Commanding Officer of RNCF units and the approval of the Commanding Officer, Naval Reserve Personnel Command (NRPC) in lieu of completion of applicable courses.
EO-5707 Water Well Drilling Technician (APPLIES TO: EO, CM, UT)
EO 5708 Blaster (APPLIES TO: EO, EA, BU, CE, CM, SW, UT )
EO 5710 Advanced Equipment Operator (APPLIES TO: EO)
EO-5712 Elevated Causeway System (Modular) Specialist (APPLIES TO: EO, SW, CM, EA, CE)