On September 29, 2016, the Navy announced the Enlisted Rating Modernization Plan. This plan will establish a new enlisted classification system based on Navy Occupational Speciality codes. No immediate changes to the current rating system have been made but this page will be updated as necessary to include future changes.
This is a list of ratings in the United States Navy. A rating is a Sailor's occupational specialty. Ratings are separated in to different fields: administration, deck, medical, technical, weapons, engineering/hull, construction and aviation. Some jobs are further separated in to sub-specialties which are also included at the end of this guide. Each ratings has its own insignia which is used on a Sailor's rating badge and worn on the uniform to indicate their rate.