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Electrician's Mate (EM)


Detailing Pointers

  • Use your Career Counselors for assistance.  If there are questions they cannot answer, call your detailer.
  • When leaving a phone message for your detailer, speak clearly and slowly, and don’t forget to leave a contact number.
  • A secret security clearance is required for all special program assignments (sea and shore).
  • NAVADMIN 088-18Overseas screening Letter of Intent (LOI) is no longer issued to sailors. Refer to
  • Update your contact information on My Navy Assignment.  Updating your contact information will enable your Detailer to communicate more effectively with you while negotiating for orders.
  • Increased Distribution Authority guidance is discussed in NAVADMIN 058/14.
  • We are a mobile force! The Navy needs flexible sailors to tackle unique challenges throughout the world.  Plan on moving and changing geographical locations during your career.
  • Please note that NAVADMIN 231/17 requires Detailers to fill requisitions with qualified Sailors, even if it is during a Sailor’s first window of negotiations.
  • Engineering Officer of the Watch (EOOW) qualification is required for surface engineers that are assigned to ATG.
  • Sailors attending NEC U35A, Electricians Mate Surface Ship Electrical Advanced Maintenance, must follow these requirements:
    Completion of the following Navy Electricity and Electronics Training Series (NEETS) modules: 1,2,3,5,7,8,9,13,15 and 16 along with mathematics part I within one year prior to attending this course.
    These can be found on MyNavy Portal at (CAC log in required) under “Professional Resources,” then “Personnel Qualifications Standards (PQS)” and select “NRTC-RTM” to download chapters.  They are also available on Navy eLearning (NeL) at (CAC log in required) by selecting the course catalog tab near the top of the page, and within the Learning Category, select “Navy Rate Training Courses.” NRTC and RTMs are segmented by chapter, and Sailors can choose to either save or launch the chapter. After each chapter is launched and completed, the subsequent assessment is available. All NRTC/RTM individual assessments within each chapter must be accomplished in this manner to record completion. One of the perks is NeL will grade, offer certificates, and record completions automatically, entering them into a Sailor’s Electronic Training Jacket.


Current Sea/Shore Flow
NAVADMIN 274/19; NAVADMIN 234/08

1st Tour  ​
53 Months
36 Months
2nd Tour
60 Months
​36 Months
3rd Tour
​48 Months
​36 Months
4th Tour
​48 Months
​36 Months
5th Tour
​36 Months
​36 Months


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