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Figure 2-3.—Enlisted occupational fields and specialty marks of associated ratings—Continued
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used  in  loading  and  unloading  cargo,  ammunition,  fuel, and general stores. Signalman.— The insignia for the Signalman (SM) rating  is  represented  by  the  crossed  semaphore  flags. SMs stand watches on signal bridges where they send  and  receive  messages  by  flashing  light, semaphore, and flag hoist. They prepare headings and addresses for outgoing messages; handle, route, and file messages;  encode  and  decode  message  headings; operate   voice   radio;   and   maintain   visual   signal equipment. They also render passing honors to ships and boats and display ensigns and personal flags during salutes and during personal and national honors. They additionally  perform  duties  of  lookouts;  send  and receive  visual  recognition  signals;  repair  signal  flags, pennants, and ensigns; take bearings; recognize visual navigational  aids;  and  serve  as  navigators’  assistants. O C C U P A T I O N A L    F I E L D    2    ( S H IP OPERATIONS).— This occupational field includes the   ratings   of   Operations   Specialist   (OS)   and Quartermaster  (QM). Operations  Specialist.—  The insignia for the Operations  Specialist  (OS)  ratingis  represented  by  an arrow  going  through  an  oscilloscope. OSs function as plotters and radiotelephone and command  and  control  sound-powered  telephone  talkers and  maintain  combat  information  center  (CIC)  displays of  strategic  and  tactical  information.  They  operate surveillance and altitude radars, and identification friend  or  foe  (IFF)  systems  and  associated  equipment and serve as watch supervisors and section leaders. During  watch  conditions,  OSs  interpret  and  evaluate presentations   and   tactical   situations   and   make recommendations  to  superiors.  By  applying  their thorough knowledge of official doctrine and required procedures  for  CIC  operations  and  radar  navigation, OSs   provide   their   commands   with   technical information  and  assistance  related  to  antisurface warfare,  anti  air  warfare,  antisubmarine  warfare, amphibious  warfare,  mine  warfare;  naval  gunfire support,  and  search  and  rescue  operations.  OSs  plan, organize, direct, and administer shipboard training programs  and  provide  technical  information  and  advice on capabilities, limitations, reliability, and operational readiness of CIC equipment. Quartermaster.—The   rating   insignia   for Quartermaster  (QM)  is  represented  as  a  ship’s  wheel. QMs stand watches as assistants to officers of the deck (OODs) and navigators. They serve as steersmen and  perform  ship  control,  navigation,  and  bridge  watch duties.  They  also  procure,  correct,  use,  and  stow navigational  and  oceanographic  publications  and oceanographic  charts.  QMs  maintain  navigational instruments and keep correct navigational time. They also  render  “honors  and  ceremonies”  according  to national and foreign customs. They send and receive visual messages and serve as petty officers in charge of tugs, self-propelled barges, and other yard and district craft. OCCUPATIONAL   FIELD   3   (MARINE ENGINEERING).— The ratings included in this field are Boiler Technician (BT), Electrician’s Mate (EM), Engineman (EN), Gas Turbine Systems Technician (GS), Interior Communications Electrician (IC), and Machinist’s  Mate  (MM). Boiler  Technician.—The insignia for the Boiler Technician (BT) rating is represented by a Hero’s boiler. BTs  operate   and  perform  organizational  and intermediate forced draft maintenance  on  marine  boilers,  pumps, blowers,  and  heat  exchangers.  They 2-10

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