SAN DIEGO – A Navy pilot program is testing the role of information warfare sailors and officers aboard submarines, the commander of Naval Information Forces announced Wednesday. Read More
Tag Archives: Rating
Document: CNO Richardson Message Restoring Rating Titles
The following is the Dec 21, 2016 NAVADMIN message from Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson that restores Navy rating titles to enlisted sailors. Read More
Navy to Restore Enlisted Rating Titles After Months of Criticism
The Navy is performing a brisk about-face on a controversial plan that shelved ratings titles for enlisted sailors, according to a message Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson that was set for release on Wednesday morning but was leaked on social media on Tuesday night. Read More
Opinion Roundup: After the Ratings
In late September, the Navy announced a major overhaul in how it classifies and addresses its enlisted sailors. As part of the restructure, the Navy eliminated the centuries old ratings system for sailors. The move replaced titles like Machinist’s Mate First Class and Boatswain’s Mate Second Class with an occupational specialty code and the generic address of Petty Officer.
The following is a selection of opinion pieces from the November issue of Proceedings and other outlets that discuss the service’s decision. Read More
UPDATED: Navy Eliminating 241-Year-Old Rating System in New Enlisted Rank Overhaul
This post has been updated with additional information from Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson.
After more than 200 years, the Navy is making a fundamental change in how it will address its enlisted sailors, according to a notification on the new policy obtained by USNI News. Read More
Document: Outline of Changes to U.S. Navy’s Enlisted Personnel Management
The following is a Sept. 29, 2016 NAVADMIN message outlining planned changes to the Navy’s enlisted personnel system obtained by USNI News. A previous version of this post featured a draft version of the message. Read More