Navy Counselor

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Navy Counselor (abbrev NC) is an enlisted technical specialty or rating utilized by the Royal Manticoran Navy.


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Navy Counselors (NC) offer vocational guidance to Navy personnel — individually and in groups — aboard ships and at shore facilities. They assess the interests, aptitudes, abilities and personalities of individuals and assist them in reaching their full potential. They are responsible directly to the command triumvirate (CO, XO, and Bosun) and report on many items such as retention, attrition, advancement, testing, and various other facets of the career development program. Additionally, it is their keen eye and attention to detail that ensure personnel throughout the command are updated on current Navy policies in regards to career management, off duty education and administrative procedures, among various other responsibilities. They also act as Navy recruiters.[1]

Historical Overview

Introduced in 1973, the United States Navy established the rating of Navy Counselor to combat the drop in retained personnel within the organization.

The navy counselor rating was not open to the incoming recruit. This rating requires a thorough knowledge of the Navy organization, including personnel and administrative procedures and policies. Because the NC rating accepts only petty officers first and second class, it is not open to first-term enlistees. A naval enlisted person who intends to apply for this rating must have experienced the total environment of the Navy. The individual’s background must clearly indicate familiarity with shipboard life; first hand knowledge of varied aspects of Navy life and duties gained through participation in a wide range of activities and assignment; and a high level of leadership as well as comprehension of diverse assigned duties.

Navy counselors offer career guidance to Navy people aboard ships and at shore facilities, and to civilians who are considering enlistment in the Navy. They assist commands in organizing and implementing an aggressive enlisted career information program; evaluates enlisted career information program within own command and/or subordinate commands as applicable; supervises and coordinates interviewing and counseling efforts; counsels individuals and gives presentations to civic groups, naval personnel and their family members on the advantages of career opportunities and professional development in the Navy; establishes and maintains liaison with local media; serves as Transition Assistance Program Managers; provide counseling on veteran benefits and relocation programs.

Navy Counselors are trained at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, FL, for A-School and Recruiting School, while C-School students must attend classes at San Diego, CA or Norfolk, VA.[2]

TRMN Training Information

Members desiring to qualify to serve at the different skill levels within the Navy Counselor's department must pass the following exams and prerequisites:[1]

Bureau of Training Information for Navy Counselor
Course Name Course Code Prerequisite(s)

Basic Navy Counselor
"A" School
SIA-SRN-02A SIA-RMN-0001 (Basic Enlisted)[3]
SIA-RMN-01A (Basic Personnelman)

Complete 5 "A" School Exams from any of the following seven departments:
Command, Communications, Engineering, Logistics, Medical, Operations, or Tactical.

Advanced Navy Counselor
"C" School
SIA-SRN-02C SIA-RMN-0002 (Basic Non-Commissioned Officer)[3]
SIA-SRN-02C (Basic Navy Counselor)

Complete 2 "C" School Exams from any of the following seven departments:
Command, Communications, Engineering, Logistics, Medical, Operations, or Tactical.

Navy Counselor Warrant Officer
"W" School
SIA-SRN-02W SIA-RMN-0011 (Warrant Officer)[3]
SIA-SRN-02C (Advanced Navy Counselor)

Navy Counselor Division Officer
"D" School
SIA-SRN-02D SIA-RMN-0101 (Ensign)[3]
SIA-SRN-02C (Advanced Navy Counselor)

Complete 1 "D" School Exam from any of the following seven departments:
Command, Communications, Engineering, Logistics, Medical, Operations, or Tactical.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Student Manual v2.0a (Bureau of Training)
  2. Navy Counselor: "Navy Counselor"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Policy Change re TSC exam pre-requisites, posted 2 Nov 2015 in RMN - Bureau of Training Group

RMN Technical Specialties
Command: Boatswain - Master-at-Arms - Operations Specialist - Intelligence Specialist
Admin: Personnelman - Navy Counselor - Yeoman
Logistics: Steward - Storekeeper - Disbursing Clerk - Ship's Serviceman
Tactical: Fire Control - Electronic Warfare - Tracking Specialist - Sensors - Missiles - Beam Weapons - Gunner
Engineering: Impeller - Power - Gravitics - Environment - Hydroponics - Damage Control
Communications: Data Systems - Electronics - Communications
Flight Operations:
Helmsman - Plotting Specialist - Coxswain
Medical: Corpsman - Sick Berth Attendant