Job Description: Stand watch as assistants to the Officer of the Deck (OOD) and the Navigator; serve as Helmsman; perform ship control, navigation, and bridge watch duties; procure, correct, use, and stow navigational and oceanographic publications and charts; maintain navigational instruments and keep correct navigational time; perform weather data observations and data encoding; perform tactical communications using visual, audible, and electronic methods; and render honors and ceremonies in accordance with national observances and foreign customs.

  • Branch Branch: Navy
  • Ratings Average Rating:
  • Desinnation Designation: QM
  • Average Required Test Average Salary: $40,614
  • Entry Type Entry Type: Enlisted
  • Required Test ASVAB: VE+AR= 96
  • 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
2,099 Number Employed
Average Age
7.0 YearsAverage Employment


Pros: Growth as a man, organized, and much more

Cons: Long deployments, food going bad, and smelly sleeping spaces.

Location: Norfolk, VA


The Navy is a very organized military branch. I learned responsibility, more about the world, navigation, discipline, honor, courage, commitment and much more attributes for me to grow. Although it was a tight work space for the most part every got along ok. The management is like every place you have your good and your bad leaders. I enjoyed by far the most is the traveling experiences I got to go on. Im only 24 and I’ve been to about 13 countries.