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Navy Counselor Career Recruiter Force 












General Description

The Navy counselor rating is 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 petty officer second class and above, it is not open to first-term enlistees. A Navy 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 an aggressive  organization and implementation for enlisted recruiting and retention programs;  analyzes and evaluates enlisted recruiting and retention programs within parent command and/or subordinate commands as applicable; supervises , coordinates and trains interviewing and counseling practices; counsels individuals and gives presentations to civic groups, sailors and their dependents on the strengths and advantages  of career opportunities in the Navy; establishes and maintains liaison with local media. 

What They Do

The duties performed by NCs include:

  • interview personnel

  • career counseling

  • prepare and deliver talks

  • organize, train, motivate and manage an aggressive career information program

  • establish and maintain liaison with local media

  • recruit civilian personnel into the Navy

Working Environment

Counseling duties are usually performed in an office environment. NCs work closely with others, but sometimes work independently with little supervision. Most of their work is mental.


Submit an application in accordance with BUPERSINST 1133.29N

Board Schedule: 


FY24 DATES     
Jun-24 12-Jun-24 26-Jun-24
Jul-24 10-Jul-24 24-Jul-24
Aug-24 7-Aug-24 21-Aug-24
FY25 DATES     
Oct-24 2-Oct-24 16-Oct-24
Dec-24 20-Nov-24 11-Dec-24
Feb-25 5-Feb-25 19-Feb-25
Apr-25 9-Apr-25 23-Apr-25
Jun-25 11-Jun-25 25-Jun-25
Aug-25 6-Aug-25 20-Aug-25


Note 1. All packages must be received by the first Wednesday of the board month.

Note 2. All Legacy and NTAG/TAOC positions/terms are defined under the acronym/position portion below.  Career enhancing billets would include any staff position, as these positions require a minimum of 36 months of successful experience as a Division Leading Chief Petty Officer.  Director of Field Operations and training billets are high op-tempo positions that require an average of 24 weeks TAD during a Fiscal Year (FY).  Region ACR, NCR EA,  CNRC staff, N7, NORU, Region Trainer, and RTI billets are all Flag command screened positions that provide assessments, training, marketing and leadership throughout the entire Navy recruiting organization.  Recruiting Tactics Instructor billet requires a formal certification process, to earn NEC A00A, in order to fill position billet.  Instructors are assigned to the Navy Orientation Recruiting Unit, providing initial training to all Sailors initial assignment to recruiting duty.  Senior CRF personnel are selected and assigned as NCR EA, N7 Senior Inspector, Region Trainers and instructors at NORU’s Leadership Academy, which provides in-rate training to all CRF personnel, Recruiters, Classifiers, Operations Officers, and prospective Executive Officers.

Acronyms and positions:

     CR – Chief Recruiter

     ACR - Assistant Chief Recruiter

     DPO - Director of Personnel and Operations

     NCR EA- National Chief Recruiter Executive Assistant

     DLCPO – Division Leading Chief Petty Officer

     LPO/LCPO – Leading Petty Officer/Leading Chief Petty Officer

     RTI – Recruiting Tactics Instructor

     N7 – National Training & Quality Assurance Team

     MAO/Director of E-Talent - Marketing and Advertising Officer

     NORU - Navy Orientation Recruiting Unit

     CT- Command Trainer

     DT – District Trainer

     NTAG- Navy Talent Acquisition Group

     TAOC- Talent Acquisition Onboarding Center 

     QA – Reserve Quality Assurance (Prior Service)

     PS – Prior Service

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