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Ship's Servicemen are responsible for managing and operating all shipboard retail and service activities. These include the ship's store, vending machines, video games, barber shops, laundry and tailor shops. They play a large role in the morale of the ship.
What They Do
The duties performed by SHs include: managing and operating retail and service activities afloat; procuring and receiving ship's store stock; maintaining financial records and accounting systems; maintaining inventory and procurement databases; managing and operating ship's barber shops; serving as cash collections agents; operating and maintaining vending and cash collection machines; managing and operating ship's laundry and tailor shops.
SHs work in diverse environments including offices, ship's stores, barber shops, and laundry plants. The work is physical, but the wide range of jobs allows people to learn valuable retailing, marketing and shop management skills.
ASVAB: VE + AR = 96