Navy Enlisted Rating (Job) Descriptions and Qualification Factors

Electronics Technician (ET)

PACIFIC OCEAN (May 26, 2011) Electronics Technician 3rd Class Kelly Hall conducts maintenance on a receiver-transmitter unit in an ultra high frequency radio room aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are underway in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.
Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher K. Hwang / Released

In the Navy, Electronic Technicians (ETs) are responsible for electronic equipment used to send and receive messages, computer information systems, long range radar, and calibration of test equipment. They do work across the Navy's fleet of surface ships and aircraft. 

They maintain, repair, calibrate, tune, and adjust electronic equipment used for communications, detection and tracking, recognition and identification and navigation.

A-School (Job School) Information

Greate Lakes, IL -- 212 calendar days (ET A-School)

Note: Many ETs go on to receive advanced training (C School) directly after completing A-School).

ASVAB Score Requirement: MK + EI + GS = 156 + AR = 222

Security Clearance Requirement: Secret

Other Requirements

Sub-Specialties Available for This Rating: Navy Enlisted Classification Codes for ET.

Current Manning Levels for This Rating: CREO Listing

Note: Advancement ( promotion ) opportunity and career progression are directly linked to a rating's manning level (i.e., personnel in undermanned ratings have greater promotion opportunity than those in overmanned ratings).

Sea/Shore Rotation for This Rating

  • First Sea Tour: 48 months
  • First Shore Tour: 36 months
  • Second Sea Tour: 42 months
  • Second Shore Tour: 36 months
  • Third Sea Tour: 36 months
  • Third Shore Tour: 36 months
  • Fourth Sea Tour: 36 months
  • Forth Shore Tour: 36 months

Note: Sea tours and shore tours for sailors that have completed four sea tours will be 36 months at sea followed by 36 months ashore until retirement.

Much of the above information courtesy of the Navy Personnel Command