more technical than others, all ratings are important and
essential for the Navys day-to-day operations. In the
following sections, lets examine the Navy ratings
within their appropriate occupational fields.
Ratings are organized into 23 occupational fields,
as shown in table 2-3 and in appendix B of the Manual
of Navy Enlisted Manpower and Personnel
Classifications and Occupational Standards, Volume I,
part A, NAVPERS 18068. Notice how these ratings
(indicated by abbreviations in parentheses) are listed or
grouped according to their occupational areas.
Figure 2-2 illustrates the relationship of the various
occupational fields to the enlisted rating insignia with
Figure 2-2.Relationship of Navy enlisted rating insignia and occupational fields.