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Navy Counselor Career Recruiter Force 








                                                   NC (CRF) CAREER PATH 

                                            NC(CRF) FTS CAREER PATH
General Description

The Navy counselor rating is not open to the incoming recruit. This rating requires a thorough knowledge of the Navy organization, including personnel and administrative procedures and policies. Because the NC rating accepts petty officer second class and above, it is not open to first-term enlistees. A Navy person who intends to apply for this rating must have experienced the total environment of the Navy. The individual's background must clearly indicate familiarity with shipboard life; first hand knowledge of varied aspects of Navy life and duties gained through participation in a wide range of activities and assignment; and a high level of leadership as well as comprehension of diverse assigned duties. Navy counselors offer career guidance to Navy people aboard ships and at shore facilities, and to civilians who are considering enlistment in the Navy.  They assist commands in an aggressive  organization and implementation for enlisted recruiting and retention programs;  analyzes and evaluates enlisted recruiting and retention programs within parent command and/or subordinate commands as applicable; supervises , coordinates and trains interviewing and counseling practices; counsels individuals and gives presentations to civic groups, sailors and their dependents on the strengths and advantages  of career opportunities in the Navy; establishes and maintains liaison with local media. 

What They Do

The duties performed by NCs include:

  • interview personnel
  • career counseling
  • prepare and deliver talks
  • organize, train, motivate and manage an aggressive career information program
  • establish and maintain liaison with local media
  • recruit civilian personnel into the Navy

Working Environment

Counseling duties are usually performed in an office environment. NCs work closely with others, but sometimes work independently with little supervision. Most of their work is mental.


Submit an application in accordance with BUPERSINST 1133.29N

Board Schedule: Oct, Dec, Feb, April, June, Aug 


All packages must be received by the first Wednesday of the board month.

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