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Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Navy Ratings Merger Update
Over the past few years, the Navy has been merging or considering the merger of several Navy ratings (jobs). Here's an update of the current Navy rating merger program:Engineering Ratings. The proposal to merge the conventional engineering ratings, going from eight to three ratings is on hold until the year 2010, at which time the proposal will be re-evaluated. While the Navy feels that future engineering systems will likely require a single engineer to have broader knowledge, skills, and abilities, they feel that their current training and detailing (assignment) infrastructure currently do not support this transition.ET and IC Ratings. The proposal to merge ET into the IC rating has been disapproved. While the Navy believes the two ratings have a similar foundation in basic electricity and magnetism, they performed a detailed analysis and discovered that specific work, skills, and equipment would require extensive amounts of unique individual training.GM and TM Ratings. The merger of the GM and TM ratings was approved in November 2006, and became effective on October 1, 2007.CTA and YN Ratings.The merger of CTA andYN ratings was approved in May 2007, and became effective on October 1, 2007.OS and QM Ratings. This proposal was disapproved. In-depth analysis determined while OSandQM ratings share some common skill sets, especially relative to tasks they perform as junior sailors on ship, the Navy found as sailors become more senior, each rating focuses on different operational and warfare priorities.