US Navy introduces four new ratings

Active duty U.S. Navy sailors now have four new ratings, the navy announced on Wednesday.

Published in NAVADMIN 021/17, the ratings are that of yeoman submarine (YNS), logistics specialist submarine (LSS), culinary specialist submarine (CSS) and fire controlman Aegis (FCA).

The navy said this realignment was made to improve management of ship manning and personnel inventory for both the surface and submarine ratings.

The new ratings will become effective between September 2, 2017 and  November 28, 2017, depending on enlisted rates.

Sailors serving as Aegis fire controlman and yeoman, logistics specialist, culinary specialist submarine sailors will be converted to their applicable service ratings by enlisted community managers with no action needed from the member.

The new ratings are for active duty sailors and billets and will not be applied to the reserve component. Additionally, there will be no changes to Sea/Shore flow resulting from the new ratings.