Accession Number : AD0803925

Title :   SONAR TECHNICIAN RATING STRUCTURE,

Corporate Author : BUREAU OF NAVAL PERSONNEL WASHINGTON DC NEW DEVELOPMENTS RESEARCH BRANCH

Personal Author(s) : Rosicky, Henry C.

Report Date : JUL 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : This study analyzes the rating structure problems of the Sonar Technician (ST) rating. A basic part of the study concerns the differences between submarine and surface ST's. Analysis of these differences indicates the reasons why submarine and surface ST's are not, and should not be, used interchangeably as a normal practice. Consideration is given to the fact that similar rating structure problems exist for other ratings used for both submarines and surface ships. Also, there is a policy to compress ratings at the E-8 and E-9 level wherever feasible. In view of the above, the following recommendations are made: Extend the STS and STG service ratings through the CPO (E-7) level; Conduct a study in depth to determine the desirability of separating other ratings with electronics backgrounds, e.g., Fire Control Technician rating, between submarines and surface ships; simultaneously, assess the desirability of compressing the resultant ratings at the E-8 and E-9 levels within their respective areas of operation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SONAR PERSONNEL, JOB ANALYSIS), SUBMARINES, NAVAL VESSELS, FIRE CONTROL SYSTEMS, SONAR EQUIPMENT, COMPATIBILITY, MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL, ELECTRONIC TECHNICIANS, SELECTION, NAVAL TRAINING, COSTS, ACHIEVEMENT TESTS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), INTERACTIONS.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE