OCCSTDS (Occupational Standards) – Statements that describe the Navy’s minimum requirement/skills of a Navy enlisted rating as established by the rating’s primary (resource/warfare) sponsor. They, along with NAVSTDS, form the basis for implementing and supporting actions for enlisted manning, distribution, training, and advancement. OCCSTDS state what enlisted personnel must do in their rate or rating and are minimum essential tasks and general responsibility levels.
NAVSTDS (Naval Standards) - Standards that generally express the non-rating specific skill and knowledge requirements for enlisted personnel in paygrades E-2 through E-9 (e.g., all E-6 personnel must know how to write enlisted performance evaluations). NAVSTDS are stated in the form of skill or knowledge statements. NAVSTDS together with OCCSTDS form the basis for implementing an supporting actions for enlisted manning, distribution, recruit training, military requirements training, and advancement.
Navy Enlisted Occupational Standards/Naval Standards