Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist
Figure 2-5.Sleeve devices for MCPON, fleet, force, and
command master chiefs.
Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist
The designation of ESWS signifies that a Sailor has
acquired specific seagoing skills, knowledge, and
experience and has demonstrated proficiency at the
professional levels of competence above that which is
expected in the routine performance of duty in surface
Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist
The EAWS program recognizes the professional
qualifications of enlisted personnel serving in naval
aviation. Designation as an EAWS signifies that the
individual has attained significant professional skills,
knowledge, and experience indirect support of the naval
air warfare mission.
The SCWS qualification recognizes the efforts of a
selected group of officer and enlisted individuals trained
in military defensive combat, advanced base
construction, and naval construction operations.
These warfare qualifications must be obtained
through the Navys formal qualification programs as
prescribed by OPNAV Instructions 1414.1 for ESWS,
1412.5 for EAWS, and 1410.1 for SCWS.
After reading the information in this chapter, you
should be able to understand the paygrade and rating
structure of the Navys enlisted occupations. You
should also be aware that regardless of a members
branch of service, all eligible active duty enlisted
personnel receive pay according to their paygrades and
years of service. You should be able to define the term
enlisted personnel and the significance of the letter E
and the numerical step that follows the E such as E-6.
As a PN, you should also be able to distinguish petty
officers from nonpetty officers and be able to understand
the responsibilities of all petty officer levels including
that of the MCPON. You should be able to distinguish
the difference between the terms rate and rating. You
also should be able to identify the various Navy ratings,
understand the different occupational fields, and know
something about each rating. Last, you should be able
to understand the significance of special designations
and enlisted warfare qualifications.