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Ship's Serviceman Seaman Aaron Brummell, center, gives a haircut while Ship's Serviceman Seaman Preston Hornes, right, observes in the barbershop aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman George M. Bell/Released)

#WARFIGHTING – The Supply 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 third in a series of blogs highlighting different enlisted ratings found in your Navy. Here we take a look at Ship’s Serviceman, Logistics Specialist and Culinary Specialist, all vital components of the Navy’s supply team.

Ship’s Serviceman (SH)

Ship’s Serviceman Seaman Aaron Brummell, center, gives a haircut while Ship’s Serviceman Seaman Preston Hornes, right, observes in the barbershop aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman George M. Bell/Released)
  • Manage and operate retail and service activities afloat.
  • Procure and receive ship’s store stock.
  • Maintain financial records and accounting systems.
  • Maintain inventory and procurement databases.
  • Manage and operate ship’s barber shops.
  • Serve as cash collections agent.
  • Operate and maintain vending and cash collection machines.
  • Manage and operate ship’s laundry and tailor shops.

Logistics Specialist (LS)

Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Fegan, from Elk Rapids, Mich., and Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Kevin Allison, from Herndon, Va., sort mail in the hangar bay of aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) during a replenishment at sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)
  • Manage and operate Navy post offices, ashore or afloat.
  • Maintain financial records and accounting systems.
  • Maintain inventory databases for material stocked in shore based warehouses and ship storerooms.
  • Perform duties associated with hazardous material control and management.
  • Organize and maintain databases, correspondence files, and reports.
  • Maintain logistics and financial publications and CD-ROM libraries.
  • Sort and distribute all classes of mail and parcel post.
  • Process and dispatch mail.
  • Direct the routing and transportation of mail.
  • Perform counter operations similar to those performed in United States Postal Service offices, such as selling stamps, handling money orders, preparing claims, tracers and inquiries.
  • Prepare and maintain postal records and reports.
  • Requisition, control, and maintain postal supplies and equipment.
  • Maintain security for registered, certified and other special classes of mail.
  • Maintain inventory databases for material stocked in shore based warehouses and ship storerooms.

Ready to learn more? Meet LS2 Jun Rey Giergos

Culinary Specialist (CS)

Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Richard Boado learns how to prepare ingredients for making lumpia from an interpreter for the Indonesian navy, during a culinary exchange aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gregory A. Harden II/Released)
  • Prepare menus and order the quantities and types of food items necessary to prepare the food.
  • Operate kitchen and dining facilities.
  • Maintain subsistence inventories and financial records.
  • Serve as personal food service specialists in commanding officer’s and admiral’s messes.
  • Operate and manage shipboard living quarters and shore based hotel-type quarters.
  • Serve as a flight attendant aircrewman.

Ready to learn more? Meet CS1 Reia Davis

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