Job Description: Advise on shipboard warfare operations and navigation; maintain Combat Information Center (CIC)/Combat Direction Center (CDC) displays and provide strategic plotting for warfare areas, weapons control and navigation; operate surveillance radars, identification equipment, communications equipment, and associated Command and Control equipment; interpret and evaluate radar presentations and tactical situations and make recommendations to senior leadership; apply current procedures and doctrine to CIC/CDC operations as specified by Joint/Allied/U.S. Navy publications and instructions; and display and disseminate tactical information during Surface Warfare (SUW), Air Warfare (AW), Undersea Warfare (USW), Amphibious Warfare (AMW), Mine Warfare (MIW), Littoral Warfare (LW), Naval Surface Fire Support (NSFS), Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD), and Search and Rescue (SAR) operations.

  • Branch Branch: Navy
  • Ratings Average Rating:
  • Desinnation Designation: OS
  • Average Required Test Average Salary: $40,747
  • Entry Type Entry Type: Enlisted
  • Required Test ASVAB: VE+MK+CS= 148
  • Degree Degree: High School or GED
  • Age Age: 17-39
  • Citizen Citizen: U.S. or Permanent Resident
  • Category Category: Administration, deck, technical, and weapons
Average Age
28 Average Age
Average Age
6,122 Number Employed
Average Age
8.0 YearsAverage Employment


Pros: Learn so much in all aspects, travel the world

Cons: Very long hours, people will stab you in the back just to get ahead

Location: San Diego, CA


I enjoyed every bit of the Navy, like every job it had its pros and cons. work life was good, great schedule. your chain of command did for you as long as you did for them. the only down fall about the navy is they think of you are not a person but a Maid. 11 years in so close to retirement then involuntarily separated me, on a “new” program called the ERB *Enlisted Retention Board*. Not even telling me why they were kicking me out.