Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Navy to Merge Gunner's Mate And Torpedoman's Mate Ratings

The Chief of Navy Operations has approved the merger of the Gunner's Mate [GM] and Torpedoman's Mate [TM] ratings into the GM rating.According to NAVADMIN 49/07, the merger is an element of the Navy's total force strategy, and will utilize the strengths of the knowledge, skills, and abilities found in the two ratings toward a unified mission. The official conversion from TM to GM for rated sailors will be automatic and will occur on October 1, 2007 for all active duty E-1 through E-9, and selected reserve and IRR E-6 through E-9. SR and IRR E-1 through E-5 will convert on March 1, 2008.

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