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NEC Codes -- ET-9613 Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Communications Technician


NEC Designation:

NEC ET-9613 Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Communications Technician


Operate and maintain ship and shore related communications systems as fielded by Naval Special Warfare; equipment is deployed and/or utilized with and by Mobile Communications Teams, commissioned ships, Special Boat Units, Seal and SDV Teams, and NSW Units. Personnel will possess the unique skills to operate and maintain primary and secondary equipment associated with Special Operation Forces (SOF) equipment

Description (Con’t):

such as Joint Base Station variants 1, 2, 3 and CORE systems, SINCGARS, Havequick and Low Probability of Explotation (LPE) capable radios, and other Multi-Band and HF SOF unique radios. Personnel will have advanced working knowledge of the frequency spectrum ELF-EHF, data transmission and waveforms, modulation techniques, field expedient antennas, EKMS fundamentals and security procedures, and DAMA and TACSAT procedures.

Qualification Data:

Source Rating(s): ET, IT

Billet Paygrades: E3-E9

Personnel Paygrades: E3-E9

Course: Mandatory

Open to Women?: Yes


1. Secret security clearance required. 2. Personnel must complete the Naval Special Warfare Communications course and be assigned to a Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Command. Upon reporting, personnel must complete the NSW Tactical Communications Technician Job Qualification Requirement (JQR). NEC shall only be awarded in accordance with the JQR certification procedures: awarding authority shall be Commander, Naval Special Warfare Command, N6, and may not be delegated.

Information contained on this page is derived from the Navy Enlisted Manpower and Personnel Classifications and Occupational Standards Manual, Volume II, NAVPERS 18068F, which is the official manual for Navy Enlisted Classifications (NECs).

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