NEC Codes for Special Series (General)

U.S. Navy Police Dogs And Their Handlers Deployed To Kuwait
Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Phillip Darity works on training techniques with his dog Argo. U.S. Navy / 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.

NECs for the SPECIAL SERIES (GENERAL) Community Area

Below are the NECs for the SPECIAL SERIES (GENERAL) community area:

  • 9501 Anti-Terrorism Training Supervisor Instructor (APPLIES TO: ALL)
  • 9502 Instructor (APPLIES TO: ALL)
  • 9503 Miniature/Microminiature Electronic Repair Inspector (APPLIES TO: ALL)
  • 9504 Aviation Water Survival Instructor (APPLIES TO: ALL)
  • 9505 Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) Instructor (APPLIES TO: ALL)
  • 9508 Recruit/Assistant Recruit Company Commander/Recruit Instructor (APPLIES TO: ALL)
  • 9509 2M Instructor/Master Inspector
  • 9510 Basic Swimming and Water Survival Instructor (APPLIES TO: ALL)
  • 9515 Equal Opportunity Advisor (APPLIES TO: ALL)
  • 9516 Correctional Counselor
  • 9517 3 M System Coordinator (APPLIES TO: ALL)
  • 9518 Naval Leadership Development Program (NAVLEAD) (APPLIES TO: ALL)
  • 9519 Navy Drug and Alcohol Counselor (APPLIES TO: ALL)
  • 9520 Consecutive Foreign Language Translator (APPLIES TO: ALL)
  • 9522 Navy Drug and Alcohol Counselor Intern (APPLIES TO: ALL)
  • 9525 Ammunition Inventory Management Specialist
  • 9526 Microminiature Electronic Repair Technician
  • 9527 Miniature Electronic Repair Technician
  • 9534 SEAL Delivery Vehicle (SDV) Team Technician (APPLIES TO: ET, EM, HT, MR, IC, EN, MM )
  • 9535 Advance SEAL Delivery System Maintainer (APPLIES TO: EM, ET, HM, HT, MM, MR, STS )
  • 9536 Naval Special Warfare Small Arms organizational level Maintenance Technician (APPLIES TO: ALL)
  • 9540 Stinger Anti-Terrorist Weapon (ATW) Operator and Maintenanceman (APPLIES TO: ALL)
  • 9545 Navy Law Enforcement Specialist (APPLIES TO: ALL)
  • 9549 Acquisition Logistics Specialist (APPLIES TO: AV, AF, AD, AT, AE, AZ, AO, AM, AME, PR, AS, AW, SK, AB, ABH, ABE, ABF )
  • 9550 Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV) Operator (APPLIES TO: ET, STS, FT, MM )
  • 9554 Master Naval Parachutist (APPLIES ​TO: ALL)
  • 9556 Security Specialist (APPLIES TO: YN, PS, AZ, LN)
  • 9559 Engineering Bulk Fuel Systems (Shore) Technician
  • 9562 Deep Submergence Vehicle Operator
  • 9563 Deep Submergence Vehicle Crewmember
  • 9566 Naval Control of Shipping Staff Assistant (APPLIES TO: ALL)
  • 9570 Stevedore (APPLIES ​TO: ALL)
  • 9571 Safety Technician (APPLIES TO: ALL)
  • 9575 Correctional Custody Specialist Ashore
  • 9578 Command Senior Chief (APPLIES TO: ALL)
  • 9579 Chief of the Boat (All Submarines) (APPLIES TO: ALL)
  • 9580 Command Master Chief (APPLIES TO: ALL)
  • 9581 Rubber and Plastics Worker (APPLIES ​TO: ALL)
  • 9583 Locksmith (APPLIES TO: ALL)
  • 9585 Navy Recruiter Canvasser (APPLIES TO: ALL)
  • 9586 Navy Recruiting District (NRD) Recruiter/Classifier (APPLIES TO: ALL)
  • 9587 Officer Recruiter (APPLIES ​TO: ALL)
  • 9588 Career Information Program Advisor
  • 9590 Support Equipment Asset Manager (APPLIES TO: AD, AE, AM, AME, AO, AT, AS, AZ, SK )
  • 9594 Intermediate Maintenance Activity (IMA) Nuclear Worker (APPLIES ​TO: MM, EM, HT, MR, ET, IC, EN )
  • 9595 Hazardous Material Control Management Technician
  • 9597 Radiac Technician (APPLIES TO: ALL)
  • 9598 Disaster Preparedness Operations and Training Specialists (APPLIES TO: ALL)