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    Posted: 30 Jun 2018 at 8:04am

I know that there is Nuc-MM's and Nuc- EM's. Were ET's nuc-rated? Or for that matter any other rating...
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What is left of the nuc ratings is MM, EM and ET. Gone is IC and long gone is BT.
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Longer gone is EN.  In '64 they told me I had to convert to MM.  Took the course, studied up on washers and dryers etc.  Day of the test they handed me an EN1 exam.  Passes and promoted anyway.

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It was Admiral Rickover himself that prevented the establishment of an all inclusive Nuclear Operator Rating.  The thought was that the best of the existing ratings that he included really were his Nukes and they would more than hold their own advancement wise.

Had he allowed the Navy to go the other route, Nuke Mechanics would have been competing with Nuke Electrical Types, etc, etc.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Runner485 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Jun 2018 at 10:19am
Originally posted by Bgurls Bgurls wrote:

Longer gone is EN.  In '64 they told me I had to convert to MM.  Took the course, studied up on washers and dryers etc.  Day of the test they handed me an EN1 exam.  Passes and promoted anyway.



When I left the navy in Feb of '64 a engine room FN SS later became a EN1 SS. He was later forced, under the threat of surfacing him, to convert to MM. He did and was unable to pass the MMC test and retired as an MM1 SS.
I thought that was pretty harsh.
It's the same as a TMC being forced to convert to a MMC. I spoke to one such chief on the Seawolf who was gonna get out rather then convert to a MM. He had some harsh words for that program...
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MM (weps) do not compete with other MMs for advancement. There are several different MM communities. Surface, surface Nuc, Submarine Aux, Submarine Weps and Submarine Nuc,
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Originally posted by FTGC(SS) Lane FTGC(SS) Lane wrote:

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MM (weps) do not compete with other MMs for advancement. There are several different MM communities. Surface, surface Nuc, Submarine Aux, Submarine Weps and Submarine Nuc,


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That being the case, then why did they convert half the crew to MM and the other half to ET, when they still have to take tests for promotions in their "old" rating...I sure don't understand that at all. Confused
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It all seems so confusing now. My son in law is classified an ET although he is in actually a ST and takes a rating exam specifically on sonar topics.

It was so much easier in the 70’s we were all MM’s. Surface, Nuke, and Aux all took the surface exam. Made it easy to make rate when you were competing against the entire fleet. From what I understand since they have segregated the SS rates it is considerably harder to make rate now due to the smaller population.

I did kind of chuckle though when I was talking to an A Ganger on my son in laws boat, (Virginia Class), and he complained that the exam had a lot of questions from other classes of boat. I asked would he rather have questions about steam driven laundry extractors and garbage disposals.
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Originally posted by Runner485 Runner485 wrote:

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That being the case, then why did they convert half the crew to MM and the other half to ET, when they still have to take tests for promotions in their "old" rating...I sure don't understand that at all. Confused

I'm not sure what you are saying.
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Originally posted by Kwn Kwn wrote:

It all seems so confusing now. My son in law is classified an ET although he is in actually a ST and takes a rating exam specifically on sonar topics.

Makes no sense. There is still an STS community. So he should be an ST taking Sonar exams.

As an FTG I took tests with all sorts of surface fire control systems and radars. We in the submarine community "stole" all sorts of billets for E6 and above from the surface community. We had better evals and far less captain's masts.
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