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NUCLEAR RATINGS OVERVIEW

 

Machinist's Mate (SS) or (SW) Community

General Description:

     Nuclear trained MM's perform duties in nuclear propulsion plants operating reactor control, propulsion and power generation systems.  The character of nuclear field jobs is mentally stimulating and offers career growth.  The nuclear field provides opportunities to work closely with specialists in the nuclear, technology and engineering fields.

Training:

     MM training consist of approximately 13 weeks of Nuclear Field A School and 26 weeks of Nuclear Power School.  These schools are located in Goose Creek, SC - near Charleston.  Following successful completion of these two schools, 26 weeks of hands on training will occur at one of the Naval Prototypes located in Goose Creek, SC or Ballston Spa, NY - near Albany.

At sea:

     Nuclear trained enlisted Sailor's will be stationed on either an Aircraft Carrier or a Submarine (volunteer only) during sea tours.

 

Electronic's Technician (SS) or (SW) Community

General Description:

     Nuclear trained ET's perform duties in nuclear propulsion plants operting reactor control, propulsion and power generation systems.  The character of nuclear field jobs is mentally stimulating and offers career growth.  The nuclear field provides opportunities to work closely with specialists in the nuclear, technology and engineering fields.

Training:

     ET training consist of approximately 26 weeks of Nuclear Field A School and 26 weeks of Nuclear Power School.  These schools are located in Goose Creek, SC - near Charleston.  Following successful completion of these two schools, 26 weeks of hands on training will occur at one of the Naval Prototypes located in Goose Creek, SC or Ballston Spa, NY - near Albany.

At sea:

     Nuclear trained enlisted Sailor's will be stationed on either an Aircraft Carrier or a Submarine (volunteer only) during sea tours.

Electrician's Mate (SS) or (SW) Community

General Description:

     Nuclear trained EM's perform duties in nuclear propulsion plants operating reactor control, propulsion and power generation systems.  The character of nuclear field jobs is mentally stimulating and offers career growth.  The nuclear field provides opportunities to work closely with specialist in the nuclear, technology and engineering fields.

Training:

     EM training consist of approximately 26 weeks of Nuclear Field A School and 26 weeks of Nuclear Power School.  These schools are located in Goose Creek, SC - near Charleston.  Following successful completion of these two schools, 26 weeks of hands on training will occur at one of the Naval Prototypes located in Goose Creek, SC or Ballston Spa, NY - near Albany.

At sea:

     Nuclear trained enlisted Sailor's will be stationed on either an Aircraft Carrier or a Submarine (volunteer only) during sea tours.

 

Requirements:

ASVAB scores:

     NFa:    

          AR + MK + EI + GS > 252   or   AR + MK + VE + MC > 252

     NFb:    

          AR + MK + EI + GS > 235   or   AR + MK + VE + MC > 235

AND

          AR + AR + MK + MC + NAPT > 290   or   AR + MK + VE + MC + NAPT > 290

          NAPT minimum passing score is 55

All candidates for ratings in the nuclear field program must meet test score critera and other criteria set forth in NAVMILPERSCOMINST 1306.11 (series).  All candidates must be a high school diploma graduate and have passed at least one year of algebra.