Subspecialty codes identify officers who have advanced education, functional training and/or significant experience in a particular area of expertise.
Billets also can be coded for fill by officers with matching subspecialty codes. Therefore, subspecialty codes provide officers the opportunity to utilize the skills they have acquired through education and/or experience whil also providing commands a path to finding officers with the desired skills.
The complete list of subspecs and associated sponsors is found at the Naval Professional Development Center.
Subspecs 2000 and above are of value to the URL community, particularly the following series:
2000 National Security Studies
3000 Resource Management and Analysis
The suffix of the subspecialty code denotes the level of education and/or experience gained by the individual. Most common are:
S - one experience tour
R - multiple experience tours (proven experience subspecialty)
P - masters degree
Q - masters degree with experience (proven education subspecialty)
High priority is placed on the following codes:
3110 - Financial Management
3210 - Operations Research Analysis
To apply for an experience or education subspecialty code submit a subspecialty request using the instructions provided.
To add a degree to your record have an official, sealed copy of your transcript sent via snail or electronic mail to PERS-45E.