Navy NECs for Operations Specialist

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The Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) system supplements the enlisted rating structure in identifying personnel on active or inactive duty and billets in manpower authorizations. NEC codes identify a non-rating wide skill, knowledge, aptitude, or qualification that must be documented to identify both people and billets for management purposes.

For example, if a Navy police officer ( MA -- Master at Arms ) receives specialized training as a K-9 Dog Handler, he/she would be awarded NEC MA-2005.

From that point on, the sailor could be assigned to Navy law enforcement duties involving military working dogs.

Below are the NECs for the OPERATIONS SPECIALIST community area:

0302 ​- AN/SYS-2 Integrated Automatic Detection and Tracking (IADT) Systems Operator (APPLIES TO: OS)

0304 - LCAC Radar Operator/Navigator (APPLIES ​TO: OS, ET, QM, AWO)

0318-0324 - Radar Air Controller

Controls/supervises control of aircraft in tactical operations. Operates/supervises operation of radar, NTDS, communications and associated equipment in the exercise of air control functions. Participates in search and rescue and aircraft emergency operations. Ensures correct positioning of aircraft in specified areas, air corridors and approach or departure tunnels.

NOTE: Qualification, requalification and maintenance proficiency requirements for AIC, ASAC, AICS, ATACO, USTAC and ASTACSUP personnel are set forth in OPNAVINST 1211.2 Series.

Personnel who fail to maintain qualification through prescribed proficiency requirements are no longer eligible to retain the NEC. An NAVPERS 1221/6 will be submitted PERS-4013D2 for NEC removal. This NEC removal requirement is waived for a period of 36 months for those personnel who were previously qualified but subsequently transferred to shore duty.

Personnel who requalify through formal training will have reestablished their qualification and award of the NEC.

0318 - Air Intercept Controller (APPLIES TO: OS)

0319 - Supervisory Air Intercept Controller (APPLIES TO: OS)

0324 - USW/SUW Tactical Air Controller (​USTAC) (APPLIES TO: OS)

0326 - Operations Systems Specialist (APPLIES TO: OS)

0327 - Sea Combat Air Controller (SCAC) (APPLIES TO: OS)

0328 - USW/SUW Tactical Air Control (​USTAC) Leadership (APPLIES TO: OS)

0332 - TOMAHAWK Weapon System (Surface) Operator- NEC Code Deleted (Recode Billets & Personnel to 0000)

0334 - HARPOON (AN/SWG-1A) Engagement Planning Operator (APPLIES ​TO: OS, FC)

0336 - Tactical/Mobile (TacMobile) Operations Control (OPCON) Operator (APPLIES TO: OS, IS)

0340 - Global Command and Control System Common Operational Picture/Maritime 4.X (GCCS COP/M 4.X) Operator (APPLIES ​TO: MN, OS, STG AWO, CTR, CTT, FC, IS, QM)

0342 - Global Command and Control System Common Operational Picture/Maritime (GCCS COP/M) Operator (APPLIES TO: MN, OS, STG,AW, AWO, AWR, AWV, CTI, CTM, CTR, CTT, FC, FT, IS, IT, STS )

0345 - Joint Tactical Ground Station (JTAGS)/Multi-Mission Mobile Processor (M3P) System Operator/Maintainer (APPLIES TO: OS, IS, ET, CTT)

0346 - AEGIS Console Operator Track 3 (APPLIES TO: OS)

0347 - Ship Self Defense System (SSDS) MK1 Operator (APPLIES TO: OS, FC)

0348 - Multi-Tactical Digital Information Link Operator (TADIL) (APPLIES TO: OS)

0349 - SSDS MK 2 Advanced Operator (APPLIES TO: OS, CTT)

0350 - Interface Control Officer (ICO) (APPLIES TO: OS)

0356 - Global Command and Control System-Maritime (4.1) Increment 2 (GCCS-M 4.1 Inc 2) Operator (APPLIES TO: CTT, FC, IS, MN, OS, STG)

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