Sonar Technician

Navy NECs

Sonar Technician stands sentry aboard the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Annapolis.
Sonar Technician stands sentry aboard the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Annapolis. Stocktrek Images / Getty Images

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 SONAR TECHNICIAN community area:

0402 - AN/SQQ-89(V)2/9 Active Sonar Level II Technician/Operator (APPLIES TO: STG)

0406 - AN/SQQ-89(V)2/(V)9 Sonar Subsystem Level I Operator (APPLIES TO: STG)

0410 - AN/SLQ-48(V) Mine Neutralization Systems (MNS) Operator/Maintenance Tech (APPLIES TO: STG, MN)

0411 - AN/SQQ-89(V)4/6/10 Sonar Subsystem Level I Operator (APPLIES TO: STG)

0414 - AN/SQQ-89(V)3/5 Active Sonar Level II Technician/Operator (APPLIES TO: STG)

0415 - AN/SQQ-89(V) 2/3/4/6/7/8/9/12 Passive Sonar Level II Technician/Operator (APPLIES TO: STG)

0416 - Acoustic Intelligence Specialist (APPLIES TO: STS, STG)

0417 - ASW Specialist (APPLIES TO: STG)

0419 - AN/BSY-1 (XN-1) (V) Advanced Organizational Maintenance Technician (APPLIES TO: STS)

0425 - AN/BQQ-6 TRIDENT LEVEL III Master Operation and Maintenance Technician (APPLIES ​TO: STS)

0429 - AN/SQQ-89(V) MK-116 Mod 6/7/8 Anti-Submarine Warfare Control System Level II Technician (APPLIES TO: STG)

0430 - Underwater Fire Control System MK-116 MOD 7 Anti-Submarine Warfare Control System Operator (APPLIES TO: STG)

0450 - Journeyman Level Acoustic Analyst (APPLIES ​TO: STG, AW, AWO)

0455 - AN/SQQ-89(V) 4/6 Active Sonar Level II Technician (APPLIES TO: STG)

0461 - AN/BSY-2(V) Advanced Maintainer (APPLIES TO: STS)

0466 - Journeyman Surface Ship USW Supervisor (APPLIES TO: STG)

0476 - AN/SQQ-89(V)10 Sensor Level II Technician/Operator (APPLIES TO: STG)

0495 - Sonar Technician AN/BQQ-5 Series (B/C/D/E) Advanced Maintainer (APPLIES TO: STS)

0501 - Sonar (Submarines) Leading Chief Petty Officer (APPLIES TO: STS)

0505 - IUSS Analyst (APPLIES TO: STG, STS, AWO)

0506 - IUSS Maintenance Technician (APPLIES TO: STG)

0507 - IUSS Master Analyst (APPLIES TO: STG, STS, AW, AWO)

0509 - AN/SQQ-89 (V) Adjunct Subsystem Level II Technician (APPLIES TO: STG)

0510 - AN/SQS-53D Sensor Subsystem Level II Technician/Operator (APPLIES TO: STG)

0511 - AN/SQQ-89(V) 11/12 Sonar Subsystem Level I Operator (APPLIES ​TO: STG)

0512 - AN/BSY-1 and AN/BQQ-5E Combined Retained Equipment Maintenance Technician (APPLIES TO: STS)

0518 - Sonar Technician AN/BQQ-10(V) Operator/Maintainer (APPLIES TO: STS)

0520 - Sonar, Combat Control and Architecture (S/CC/A) Equipment Technician (APPLIES TO: STS)

0521 - AN/SQQ-89(V)15 Sonar System Level I Operator (APPLIES TO: STG)

0522 - AN/SQQ-89(V)15 Sonar System Level II Technician (APPLIES TO: STG)

0523 - AN/SQQ-89(V)15 Sonar System Journeyman (APPLIES TO: STG)

0524 - AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 Surface Ship USW Combat Systems Sensor Operator (APPLIES TO: STG)

0525 - AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 Surface Ship USW Combat Systems Maintenance Technician (APPLIES TO: STG)

0527 - AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 Surface Ship USW Combat Systems Journeyman (APPLIES TO: STG)

0530 - AN/BQQ-10(V) TI-10/12 Operator/Maintainer (APPLIES TO: STS)

0615 - IAP Displays Analyst (APPLIES TO: STG)