Released today and dated April 15, 2015, COMNAVCRUITCOMNOTE 1650, “ADMIRAL’S ACCELERATOR AWARD 3RD QUARTER, FY15” is a quarterly award that provides, in part, an incentive for recruiters and job classifiers to fill ratings and programs that could use a boost in qualified personnel. The current guidance runs from April 1 through June 30, 2015 (the third quarter of the fiscal year). Of course, any rating could be available on any day, but due to the emphasis, the following ratings and programs listed should have a higher visibility.
The programs and ratings on the list remain the same as in the previous release except for the addition of Machinist’s Mate (Submarine) for active duty and the AECF/NAT program for the Reserve.
Expect the ship date to be with in FY-2015 (ship to boot-camp by September 30, 2015), and notice that many of the ratings may be eligible for an Enlistment Bonus!
For Navy Active Duty
- Advanced Electronics/Computer Field (AECF Program) offers extensive training in all aspects of electronics including computer systems, radar, communications systems, and weapons fire control systems such as the Navy’s advanced Aegis radar and missile system.
- Submarine Electronics/Computer Field (SECF Program) offers extensive training in the operation and maintenance of “Today’s High Technology” advanced electronics equipment, digital systems and computers used in submarine combat control, sonar, navigation and communications systems.
- Navy Avionics Technician (AV-SG) Aviation Electronic, Electrical, and Computer Systems Technicians work with some of the most advanced electronics equipment in the world and repair a wide range of aircraft electrical and electronic systems.
- Sonar Technician, Surface (STG-SG) operate surface sonar and other oceanographic systems; manipulate, control, evaluate, and interpret sonar and oceanographic data.
- Hospital Corpsman (HM-SG) perform duties as assistants to medical and dental professionals in the prevention and treatment of disease and injury, and assist health care professionals in providing dental and medical care to Naval personnel and their families.
- Information Systems Technician (ATF-IT and SG-IT). They perform core and specialty functions of communications operations, message processing, network administration and security.
- Cryptologic Technician (Interpretive (CTI-ATF). The CT(Interpretive) conduct Information Operations (IO) using foreign language skills and advanced computer systems. They collect, analyze, and exploit foreign language communications signals of interest to identify, locate, and monitor worldwide threats.
- Cryptologic Technician (Maintenance (CTM-SG). The CT(Maintenance) perform preventive and corrective maintenance on electrical and electronic cryptologic and ancillary systems used for communications, analysis, monitoring, tracking, recognition and identification, electronic attack, and physical security.
- Machinist’s Mate (Submarines) Machinist’s Mates (non-nuclear) operate, maintain, and repair (organizational and intermediate level) ship propulsion machinery, auxiliary equipment, and outside machinery, such as: steering engine, hoisting machinery, food preparation equipment, refrigeration and air conditioning equipment, windlasses, elevators, and laundry equipment.
- Aircrew Rescue Swimmer (AIRR) (open for male and female). AIRRs may be required to risk their lives during a rescue over-land or at-sea. They will be required to enter the open ocean from a hovering helicopter and swim to the survivor.
- Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) (female). Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technicians locate, identify, render safe and dispose of all forms of ordnance (conventional, nuclear, chemical and biological, military and improvised) both U.S. and foreign made.
- Navy Diver (ND) (male and female). Navy Divers perform underwater salvage, repair and maintenance, submarine rescue and support Special Warfare and Explosive Ordnance Disposal while using a variety of diving equipment.
- Navy Special Warfare Operator. SEALs perform a multitude of duties in support of special operations missions and operate on, under and from the sea, in the air and on land.
- Navy Special Warfare Boat Operator. Special Warfare Boat Operators support and perform maritime Special Operations in open ocean, littoral, and riverine environments. They provide maritime insertion and extraction of Special Operations Forces (SOF) and others.
- The Navy Nuclear Power Program. Navy “Nukes” become propulsion plant operators for both the nuclear submarine and nuclear surface ship operational and support programs.
For the Navy Reserve
If you have Prior Service and want to continue service, the Navy Reserve is the place for you! – contact a local recruiter at the soonest, for those who qualify, there are tons of seats!
Speaking of the Navy Reserve, there are many programs available for those who wish to affiliate via the New Accession Training Program (NAT), and they are:
- NAT-Cryptologic Technician (Networks). CT(Network)s monitor, identify, collect and analyze information; provide data for digital network products, and they conduct computer network operations worldwide to support Navy and Department of Defense national and theater level missions.
- Intelligence Specialist (IS-NAT). Intelligence Specialists analyze intelligence data. They break down information to determine its usefulness in military planning. From this intelligence data, they prepare materials that describe in detail the features of strategic and tactical areas all over the world.
- NAT-Information Systems Technician. ITs perform core and specialty functions of communications operations, message processing, network administration and security.
- Advanced Electronics/Computer Field (AECF/NAT Program) offers extensive training in all aspects of electronics including computer systems, radar, communications systems, and weapons fire control systems such as the Navy’s advanced Aegis radar and missile system.
Note: The NAT program allows for the accession of Non-Prior Service personnel to complete basic training, rating-specific Class “A” School (and “C” School if applicable), and affiliation as a SELRES with the Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) closest to your permanent residence. NAT is a Navy Reserve program, and understand that you may not apply for active duty while in the NAT program until you have completed a minimum of 24 months of your mandatory drilling obligation.
Some of the ratings listed above offer an enlistment bonus (EB) or the option for student loan repayment (LRP). Check with your recruiter for details.
For Officer Programs
Recruiters are looking for Nuke submarine (male), Chaplain candidates, and Navy Reserve Medical.
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