UPDATE TO ENLISTED SPECIAL WARFARE RATINGS CONVERSION OPPORTUNITIES AND PROCESSES:
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SUBJ/UPDATE TO ENLISTED SPECIAL WARFARE RATINGS CONVERSION OPPORTUNITIES AND
NARR/REF A IS MILPERSMAN 1220-300, SPECIAL WARFARE OPERATION (SO) RATING.
REF B IS MILPERSMAN 1220-400, SPECIAL WARFARE BOAT OPERATION (SB) RATING.
REF C IS MILPERSMAN 1440-010, CONVERSION AUTHORIZATION.//
RMKS/1. The purpose of this NAVADMIN is to raise awareness that the Special
Warfare Operator (SO) and Special Warfare Boat Operator (SB) rates are open
for rating conversion to all qualified men and women.
Naval Special Warfare (NSW) is accepting applications from candidates as
outlined in references (a) through (c). Specific needs for the NSW community
are Sailors within year groups 2014, 2016, and 2017.
2. SOs perform maritime and land-based special operations in urban, desert,
jungle, arctic, undersea, and mountain environments. Duties include combat
diving, paradrop operations, small boat operations, tactical ground mobility,
small arms and crew-served weapons use, fast roping, rappelling, explosives
use, communications, trauma care, intelligence gathering and interpretation,
and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Explosive (CBRNE) defense
3. SBs conduct maritime special operations in open ocean, littoral, and
riverine environments. SBs provide maritime insertion and extraction of
Special Operations Forces and others. They possess unique skills in the
operation, maintenance, and repair of specially configured
combatant/nonstandard craft, operate and maintain small arms and crew-served
weapons, tactical communications equipment, Unmanned Aerial System/Unmanned
Underwater Vehicle, and use air delivery techniques to insert combatant
craft. Other skills include small boat tactics, tactical ground mobility,
call for fires, trauma care, intelligence gathering, interpretation, and
CBRNE defense measures.
4. NSW is seeking hard-charging, motivated applicants from all communities
to apply for special warfare ratings SO and SB. The SO and SB community
manager is accepting rating conversion applications for ranks E-1 through E-
5. Applications are due quarterly, contact Naval Special Operations Enlisted
Community Manager (BUPERS-324) for specific deadlines. Additional
information regarding the selection process and application requirements can
be found in references (a) and (b) or at https://www.sealswcc.com.
5. For questions about the application process, application deadlines, or
about special warfare service, contact BUPERS-324, at
(901) 874-2195/DSN 882 or (901) 874-3552/DSN 882.
6. This message will remain in effect until superseded or canceled,
whichever occurs first.
7. Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.//