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    Seeking the meaning of codes under Navy job classification


      I am writing a book about my dad's life story. He did not tell me much about his Navy experience but I have his Navy Occupation and Training History. It has five different codes with dates. I am hoping that they will tell me more about where he was and what his duties were.

        • Re: Seeking the meaning of codes under Navy job classification

          Dear Ms. Carucci,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We suggest that you request a copy of his Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs and medical records of enlisted men and officers of the U.S. Navy who were separated from the service after 1885 and before January 31, 1994 are located at NARA's National Personnel Records Center (NPRC), (Military Personnel Records), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO  63138-1002. To request these records, please mail a completed GSA Standard Form 180 to NPRC.  Certain information in the records is not available to the general public without the written consent of the veteran or his next of kin. For more information see Request Military Service Records.


          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NPRC is closed except for emergencies. Currently, NPRC will continue servicing requests ONLY associated with medical treatments, burials, and homeless veterans seeking admittance to a homeless shelter. If your request is urgent, please see Emergency Requests and Deadlines. Please refrain from submitting non-emergency requests such as replacement medals, administrative corrections, or records research until NPRC returns to pre-COVID staffing levels. Please check archives.gov/veterans for updates to the NPRC operating hours and status. We apologize for any inconvenience.


          We also suggest that you review the Navy Personnel Command Library website and check the Navy Enlisted Occupational Standards, NAVPERS 18068F, January 2021.  The Navy Enlisted Occupational Classification System (NEOCS) provides the means by which all Navy enlisted personnel are classified.  If you are looking for a specific publication date, an internet search for NAVPERS 18068 for that year will list several sources that have PDF versions. 


          We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!



          Holly Rivet

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