Navy Enlisted Job Description for Storekeeper (SK)

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Navy Storekeepers manage inventories of repair parts and general supplies that support ships, squadrons, and shore-based activities. They do what their job title suggests: Keep track of supplies in Navy stores.

Duties of Navy Storekeepers

These sailors are responsible for a lot of the behind-the-scenes work of the Navy. They're responsible for ordering, stocking and issuing repair parts, clothing and general supplies, and they maintain financial records, accounting systems and inventory databases for supplies in shore-based warehouses and ships' storerooms. Part of the job entails the proper handling and management of hazardous materials. Navy storekeepers also organize and maintaining databases, files, and reports. 

Working Environment

Storekeepers work in offices, shore-based warehouses, air cargo terminals at naval air stations and in storerooms aboard ships. While they work closely with other people, their tasks usually require independent decisions.

The diverse working locations associated with this rating provide an excellent opportunity for learning a wide range of inventory database management, financial management, procurement, and warehouse management skills. SKs work aboard all types of ships and shore bases throughout the Navy.

Training and Qualifying as a Navy Storekeeper

To be eligible for this job, you need a combined score of 103 on the verbal (VE) and arithmetic (AR) segments of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) tests. 

After the requisite basic training (also known as boot camp), sailors in this rating (job) will spend 40 days in technical school (A-School) training at the Navy Air Station in Meridian, Mississippi. There is no Department of Defense security clearance required for this job. 

Sea/Shore Rotation for Navy Storekeepers

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

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.