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WASHINGTON (Sept. 11, 2012) Chief Musician Gary Malvaso, from Baltimore, and assigned to the U.S. Navy Band ensemble, the Commodores, plays guitar during a rehearsal at the Navy Yard. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Arif Patani/Released)

#WARFIGHTING – Administrative Support Team

October is #Warfighting month focusing on Navy Warfighters, a fast and flexible force deployed worldwide to preserve peace, protect commerce, and deter aggression on, above, and below the sea. This is the second in a series of  blogs highlighting different enlisted ratings found in your Navy.  This blog takes a peak into the world of the administrative support team.

Legalman (LN)

Legalman 2nd Class Jeffrey Greener, from Phoenix, reviews legal documents aboard the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class William Pittman/Released)
  • Provide legal assistance in such matters as voter registration, indebtedness, Social Security, veterans’ benefits, civilian counsel, power of attorney, wills, motor vehicle licensing, taxes, immigration and customs.
  • Prepare records of hearings, investigations, courts-martial and courts of inquiry.
  • Prepare reports of mast proceedings.
  • Process appeals.
  • Help personnel prepare legal forms, letters and requests.
  • Assist personnel in filing claims, and conducting their investigations.

Mass Communication Specialist (MC)

Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Randy J. Savarese, from Naples, Fla., photographs Sailors moving ordnance in a weapons magazine aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65).(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)
  • Prepare and write news releases and feature articles for publication.
  • Photograph events for publication and historic documentation.
  • Operate and maintain a variety of state-of-the-art still and video cameras.
  • Create original visual information displays and graphics.
  • Multi-media design and production.
  • Design and manage public and secure websites.
  • Layout and design military newspapers and magazines.
  • Manage radio and television stations.
  • Operate video and electronic imaging equipment.
  • Operate digital electronic reproduction equipment.
  • Edit video news, features, and documentation.
  • Shoot still photographs and video for accident or incident investigations.
  • Conduct interviews.
  • Market stories.
  • Perform as a Public Affairs Officer.

Musician (MU)

Chief Musician Gary Malvaso, from Baltimore, and assigned to the U.S. Navy Band ensemble, the Commodores, plays guitar during a rehearsal at the Navy Yard. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Arif Patani/Released)
  • Play with one of 13 U.S. Navy bands across the world.
  • Perform  a variety of music types including but not limited to: marches, Broadway, symphonic, contemporary rock, jazz, bluegrass, and baroque.
  • Participate in a variety of venues and events including but not limited to:  presidential inaugurations, parades, military ceremonies, carriers at sea, public shows, and radio & television broadcasts.

Navy Counselor (NC)

Navy Counselor 1st Class Linda H. Gilmore, from Barbados, reviews a reenlistment request to ensure all the requirements are met aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jared King/Released)
  • Help Sailors put their experiences in motion and in making wise career decisions.
  • Help Sailors explore and evaluate their education, training, work history, interest, personal traits, and physical capacities and limitations.
  • Work with Sailors in developing skills and assist them in applying proper job placement.
  • Arrange aptitude and achievement tests and feedback and career guidance.
  • Provide second career counseling for Sailors who are transitioning or retiring.

Personnel Specialist (PS)

Personnel Specialist 3rd Class Sawat Unkaew, from Fort Walton Beach, Fla., updates enlisted records aboard the U.S. Navy’€™s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Brian H. Abel/RELEASED)
  • Maintain and enter data into Enlisted Service Records.
  • Gain personnel to new commands, transfer personnel, prepare personnel for retirement/Fleet Reserve and prepare all types of separations.
  • Provide enlisted Sailors with information and counseling related to Navy occupations, opportunities for general education and job training, requirements for advancement, and rights and benefits.
  • Assist enlisted personnel and their families with special problems or personal hardships.
  • Perform travel claim accounting; prepare financial reports.
  • Serve as agent cashiers to pay government funds.
  • Act as collection agents of money owed to U.S. Treasury by Navy personnel.
  • Maintain and audit Automated Teller Machines onboard Navy ships.

Religious Program Specialist (RP)

Religious Programs Specialist Brian M. Jaggers, from Louisville, Ky., keeps track of the computer login sheet to ensure every Sailor gets time on the computer in the library aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jared King)
  • Support chaplains of all faiths and religious activities of the command.
  • Maintain records, ecclesiastical documents, and references of various faith groups.
  • Maintain liaison with religious and community agencies.
  • Assist in preparation of devotional and religious educational materials, and audiovisual displays.
  • Determine, develop, manage, and maintain the administrative and logistical support requirements of religious programs aboard ships, shore stations, hospitals, Marine Corps units, and other sea service commands.
  • Provide physical security for chaplains during field exercises and in combat environments.
  • Operate and maintain libraries aboard ships and isolated duty stations.
  • Perform bookkeeping and accounting functions related to Religious Offerings Fund transactions.
  • Act as custodians, rigging, and unrigging for religious activities.
  • Train command religious program volunteers on logistics and instruction methods.

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