Naval Technical Training Center
Yeoman (YN)

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Yeoman "A" School

The Yeoman (YN) rating was first established in 1835, but can trace its roots back to the original "Capitan's Clerk" rating that was one of the first United States Navy ratings established in 1794. The title was changed to Ship's Yeoman in 1884 only to have it changed back to Yeoman in 1893. Yeoman is one of the original Chief Petty Officer ratings.

Yeomen are usually assigned duties in an office environment., and people in this rating must be U.S. citizens eligible for security clearances. They should also be people-oriented and enjoy working as part of a team assisting others and be able to clearly communicate ideas and information orally and in writing. Ability to keep accurate records, do detailed work and perform repetitive tasks is important. Resourcefulness, curiosity, and a good memory are also useful. Having typing skills as a Yeoman are mandatory. People in this rating may work alone with little supervision, or work closely with others under close supervision depending on the assignment. Yeomen are found in every community in the Navy such as the Surface Fleets, Sub-Surface Fleets, Expeditionary Commands, Special Warfare Commands, Embassies, the Pentagon, and the USS Constitution. Yeomen also work directly for Admirals, Generals, and even in the White House.

Some of the duties performed by YNs include preparing, typing, and routing: correspondence such as business and social letters, reports, forms, notices, directives, and organizing and maintaining files. They operate modern office equipment such as word processing computers, copying machines, audio-recording, and other office machines, Additionally, they receive office visits and handle telephone communications. They perform office personnel administration, and perform administrative functions for legal proceedings. Yeomen serve as office managers and perform other various clerical and administrative duties.

Yeoman class "A" school is approximately five weeks in duration and is located at Naval Technical Training Center in Meridian, Mississippi. The course provides training on the following topics: general keyboarding; customer service and office procedures; introduction to, usage of, and maintenance of Navy publications and technical manuals; introduction to computer literacy and application of various computer programs; keyboarding, proofreading, and mailing of Naval correspondence including the standard letter, classified standard letter, endorsement, instructions and notices; computation of annual leave; computation of regular leave, proceed, and travel time on permanent change of station orders; preparation of NSIPS transactions including personnel maintenance, legal, unauthorized absence, dependency data, activity gains and losses; familiarization with personal awards, Navy performance evaluation system, pay entitlement; preparation of Navy Evaluations, Dependency Data Forms, Forms for Military and Dependent IDs, and Travel Claim Documentation; familiarization with DON CAF/personnel security procedures; basic EDVR; Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act.

Yeoman Flagwriter

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Yeoman "C" School

The Yeoman "C" School provides extensive training to top-performing naval personnel in the Yeoman rating to qualify for duty on the personal allowance of flag/general officers and certain other Senior Executive Service (SES) officers in command positions at sea and ashore. Graduates of this course are called "flag writers" and earn the 2514 Naval Enlisted Classification. The course is five weeks long and teaches the subjects of English Grammar and Composition, Fitness Reports, Social Usage and Protocol, Office Management, Flag Officer Schedules and Travel, and Honors and Ceremonies.

Personnel Specialist (PS)

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Personnel Specialist "A" School

The Personnel Specialist rating is a result of a merger between the Personnelman (PN) and Disbursing Clerk (DK) ratings on October 1, 2005. Both the Personnelman and Disbursing Clerk ratings were established in 1948.

Personnel Specialists provide enlisted people with information and counseling related to Navy occupations, opportunities for general education and job training, requirements for promotion, and rights and benefits.

Personnel Specialists maintain and audit pay and personnel records of military personnel. They determine military pay, travel entitlements, and deductions. They prepare the financial/accounting reports related to individual pay and travel transactions and operate associated accounting systems. They also assist enlisted personnel and their families with special problems or personal hardships.

Personnel Specialist class "A" school is approximately five weeks in duration. The school is located in Meridian, Mississippi.

Personnel Specialists provide customer service to active and reserve members, retirees and dependents. They maintain financial and service records of military personnel and prepare military personnel and pay transaction documents utilizing current Automatic Data Processing (ADP) systems. They process and review for accuracy documents affecting military pay entitlements and deductions and perform related computations.

PSs prepare, verify and submit all pay and personnel documents resulting from Absent Without Official Leave (AWOL), Non-Judicial Punishment (NJP), and Courts Martial. They counsel personnel regarding permanent change of station, separation entitlements and policies, and determine transportation entitlements, prepare orders and arrange transportation, compute travel allowances incurred by military personnel and their dependents. They conduct reenlistment and separation counseling, prepare reenlistment and separation documentation, counsel personnel on education and training opportunities, and order, prepare advancement worksheets, and administer Navy-wide advancement examinations.

Personnel Specialists prepare routine naval correspondence and administrative naval messages. They conduct pre-deployment and indoctrination briefs. They maintain Enlisted Distribution Verification Reports (EDVR) and optimal manning posture, monitor accession, contract and quality control reports. PSs initiate security screening for enlistment qualification and special duty assignments, and maintain leave and accounting records. They prepare military payrolls, and process and audit vouchers supporting receipt and expenditures of public funds and ensure accuracy of accounting data.

PSs maintain related fiscal records and prepare associated reports and returns. They operate shipboard ADP equipment associated with afloat pay delivery systems, and verify, issue, and maintain security of active, reserve, retired and dependent identification cards. They also maintain and audit Automated Teller Machines onboard Navy ships.

Qualifications, Interests, and Working Environment: Personnel Specialists should be people-oriented and enjoy providing customer service. They should be good at record keeping, have the ability to do detailed work and perform repetitive tasks; and communicate clearly their ideas. Helpful skills are writing, typewriting, arithmetic ability, and good memory. Normal color perception is not required. Members of this rating are not required to be citizens of the United States.

Work in the PS rating is usually performed in a clean office environment. People in this rating may work alone with little supervision, or work closely with others under close supervision, depending on individual assignments. They do mostly administrative and mental work, depending on assignment.

Aviation Maintenance Administrationman (AZ)

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Aviation Administrationman "A" School

The Aviation Maintenance Administrationman (AZ) "A" school is a self-paced computer course designed to train students to perform, under supervision, in Maintenance Admin, Technical Libraries, Maintenance Control/Production Control emphasizing Logs & Records, Aircraft Inventory Reporting, Aircraft Engine Management and Naval Aviation Logistics Command Management Information System (NALCOMIS).