DKs maintain the personal financial records (PFRs)
of military personnel. They review these records for
accuracy, process the required documents affecting
military pay entitlements and deductions, and perform
related computations. They prepare military payrolls,
determine transportation entitlements, and compute
travel allowances incurred by military personnel and
DKs also process vouchers
supporting receipt and expenditures of public monies
and ensure accuracy of accounting data. They maintain
related fiscal records, prepare associated reports and
returns, and operate ADP equipment associated with the
administration of the Navy pay system.
Mess Management Specialist. The insignia for
the Mess Management Specialist (MS) rating is a
replica of crossed keys and a quill resting on the face of
an open book.
MSs operate and manage Navy messes and living
quarters established to subsist and accommodate naval
personnel. They estimate quantities and kinds of
foodstuffs required. They also assist supply officers in
the ordering and storage of subsistence items and
procurement of equipment and mess gear. MSs prepare
menus; plan, prepare, and serve meals; and maintain
foodservice spaces and associated equipment in a clean
and sanitary condition, including storerooms and
Ships Serviceman.The insignia for the Ships
Serviceman (SH) rating is a symbol of a crossed key
SHs provide direct personal services by operating
and managing resale activities such as ships stores,
commissary stores, and Navy exchanges. They also
operate and manage service activities of the ships
stores and Navy exchanges such as laundry and
dry-cleaning facilities, vending machines, fountains,
snack bars, and barbershops. They perform clerical and
stock control functions for all activities operated.
Storekeeper. The insignia for the Storekeeper
(SK) rating is a replica of crossed keys.
SKs order, receive, inspect, store, preserve,
package, ship, and issue materials and cargo. They
account for government materials and prepare and
maintain required forms, records, correspondence,
reports, and files.
OCCUPATIONAL FIELD 17 (MEDIA). This
occupational field consists of the Illustrator Draftsman
(DM), Journalist (JO), Lithographer (LI), and
Photographers Mate (PH) ratings.
Illustrator Draftsman.The insignia for the
Illustrator Draftsman (DM) rating is the symbol of a
compass imposed on a triangle.
DMs prepare technical illustrations for training aids
and publications, graphic arts for audiovisual
presentations and sketches, and working drawings for
the fabrication of materials. They operate and maintain
graphic arts reproduction and audiovisual presentation
Journalist. The insignia for the Journalist (JO)
rating is a symbol of a crossed quill and scroll.