Q3. The lowest three paygrades are referred to as
Q4. What are the two categories ratings divided into?
Q5. What is a designated striker?
Q6. What manual contains a list of Navy standards
(NAVSTDs) and occupational standards
Q7. Whats the difference between a NAVSTD and
Q8. What three requirements do you need to meet to
be eligible to advance from E-2 to E-3?
Q9. List the eligibility requirements to advance to
Q10. The final multiple score of a rating exam is based
on what three things?
TYPES OF DUTY
Learning Objectives: When you finish this chapter,
you will be able to
Recall the definitions of sea duty, shore duty, and
Recognize the methods used for enlisted
You often hear about three types of duty: sea duty,
shore duty, and neutral duty. These three designations
refer to duty for rotation purposes.
Everyone in the Navy has sea/shore rotation. The
amount of time spent on sea duty or shore duty depends
on your rate, rating, and individual circumstances. Each
rate and rating in the Navy has a designated sea/shore
rotation cycle. You can find out what the current
sea/shore rotation for your rate and rating is from your
supervisor or career counselor.
For example, if your sea/shore rotation is listed as
36/36, that means that you spend 36 months in sea duty
billets and 36 months in shore duty billets. In other
words when you complete 36 months of sea duty, your
next 36 months is shore duty. After 36 months of shore
duty, you have 36 months of sea duty. That is your
You might ask, What is sea duty, and what is shore
duty? There are eight types of duty designations used
for sea/shore rotation. Each of these duty types is
credited as sea, shore, or neutral duty for rotation