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Navy NECs


BETHESDA, MD - DECEMBER 19: Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Jeremy West administers smallpox vaccination to a member of the National Naval Medical Center's Smallpox Epidermal Response Team December 19, 2002 in Bethesda, Maryland. The vaccinations are in response to the Department of Defense (DOD) establishing the Smallpox Vaccination Program. The remaining hospital staff will receive the vaccine following training, which is underway and will run through January 28, 2003. The training provides questions and answers on smallpox including who should get the vaccine, what to expect after getting the vaccine, and how to care for the vaccination site at home and at work. According to DOD, the resumption of a smallpox vaccination program is intended to ensure that the military can achieve its missions in case smallpox is used in a war.
Sybil McCarro / U.S. Navy / Getty Images

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 HOSPITAL CORPSMAN community area:

HM-8401 Search and Rescue Medical Technician (APPLIES TO: HM)

HM-8402 Submarine Force Independent Duty Corpsman (APPLIES TO: HM)

HM-8403 Fleet Marine Force Reconnaissance Independent Duty Corpsman (APPLIES TO: HM)

HM-8404 Field Medical Service Technician (APPLIES TO: HM)

HM-8406 Aerospace Medical Technician (APPLIES TO: HM)

HM-8407 Radiation Health Technician (APPLIES TO: HM)

HM-8408 Cardiovascular Technician (APPLIES TO: HM)

HM-8409 Aerospace Physiology Technician (APPLIES TO: HM)

HM 8410 Bio-Medical Equipment Technician (APPLIES TO: HM)

HM-8416 Nuclear Medicine Technologist (APPLIES TO: HM)

HM-8425 Surface Force Independent Duty Corpsman (APPLIES TO: HM)

HM-8427 Fleet Marine Force Reconnaissance Corpsman (APPLIES TO: HM)

HM-8432 Preventive Medicine Technician (APPLIES TO: HM)

HM-8434 Hemodialysis/Apheresis Technician (APPLIES TO: HM)

HM-8451 Basic X Ray Technician (APPLIES TO: HM)

HM-8452 Advanced X-Ray Technician (APPLIES TO: HM)

HM-8454 Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist (APPLIES TO: HM)

HM-8463 Optician (APPLIES TO: HM)

HM-8466 Physical Therapy Technician (APPLIES TO: HM)

HM-8467 Occupational Therapy Assistant (APPLIES TO: HM)

HM-8472 Biomedical Photography Technician (APPLIES TO: HM)

HM-8482 Pharmacy Technician (APPLIES TO: HM)

HM-8483 Surgical Technologist (APPLIES TO: HM)

HM-8485 Psychiatry Technician (APPLIES TO: HM)

HM-8486 Urology Technician (APPLIES TO: HM)

HM-8489 Orthopedic Cast Room Technician (APPLIES TO: HM)

HM-8493 Medical Deep Sea Diving Technician (APPLIES TO: HM)

HM-8494 Deep Sea Diving Independent Duty Corpsman (APPLIES TO: HM)

HM-8496 Mortician (APPLIES TO: HM)

HM-8503 Histopathology Technician (APPLIES TO: HM)

HM-8505 Cytotechnologist (APPLIES TO: HM)

HM-8506 Medical Laboratory Technician, Advanced (APPLIES TO: HM)

HM-8541 Respiratory Therapy Technician (APPLIES TO: HM)

HM-8701 Dental Assistant (APPLIES TO: HM)

HM 8707 Field Service Dental Technician (APPLIES TO: HM)

HM-8708 Dental Hygienist (APPLIES TO: HM)

HM 8752 Dental Laboratory Technician, Basic (APPLIES TO: HM)

HM 8753 Dental Laboratory Technician, Advanced (APPLIES TO: HM)

HM 8765 Dental Laboratory Technician, Maxillofacial (APPLIES TO: HM)

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