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Submarine Electronics/Computer Field

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General Description
The Navy’s Submarine Electronics / Computer Field (SECF) offers extensive training in the operation and maintenance of “Today’s High Technology” advanced electronics equipment, digital systems, and computers used in submarine combat control, sonar, and navigation.  An individual selecting SECF will receive training in electricity, electronics, computers, digital systems, fiber optics, and electronics repair.

 The standards for selection for enlistment in the Navy’s Submarine Electronics/ Computer Field are high.  Personnel interested in applying for the Submarine Electronics/ Computer Field should be seriously interested in pursuing the challenge this highly technical field offers.  They must be mature, ready to take on significant responsibility, and willing to apply themselves.

What they do:
Volunteers for the Submarine Electronics/Computer Field will specialize in one of three Submarine ratings; Electronics Technician - Navigation (ETV), Fire Control Technician (FT), and Sonar Technician Submarines (STS).  Working in one of three areas: navigation, combat systems, or underwater acoustic technologies. 

All three ratings/ specialty areas are heavily involved with computer and electronics systems. 

The navigation specialty ETV is responsible for all operational and administrative aspects of the submarine’s navigation and radar equipment, systems, and programs. 

The combat systems specialty FT is responsible for the maintenance and operation of advanced electronic equipment (in regards to guided-missile systems, underwater weapons) used in the submarine weapons systems. 

The acoustic technology specialty STS is responsible for all operational and administrative aspects of the submarine’s computer and control mechanisms used for underwater surveillance and scientific data collection.
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