The Navy has some of the most advanced electronic equipment in the world, and much of it is controlled by computers. Navy Computer specialists are well trained and they receive some of the most intense training available in the world. Working in the Navy as a computer specialist will involve dealing with a variety of different information, some of which may be classified, or unclassified. You may be asked to track surface radar threats, or inbound weapon tracking using computer and satellite detection equipment. In addition to radar systems, you will operate and use a variety of computer related systems that control various electronic and radio related equipment.
Over four thousand aircraft and in excess of three hundred ships are featured in the active duty Naval fleet. Each of these vessels and aircraft have a number of computer systems on them, and working as a Navy computer specialist you will be responsible for dealing with each of them. You will serve as a vital member of our national defense, responsible for servicing and making operational computer systems used on a daily basis. The Navy uses computer gear and software that is state of the Art, and as a member of the Navy software and computer repair and operational team, you will be in the midst of its operation. The overall daily fleet operations of the Navy rely heavily on the performance of its computers, and the electronic and computer systems cannot remain in use without the usage of trained, expert Navy personnel.
Computers and Information technology is a fully expanding and constantly changing field, and trained Navy personnel are required to service its computers. You will be called on to operate state of the art computer systems, electronics equipment and other systems. You will be involved in dealing with charts, technical schematics, and technical materials, and work to communicate with other ships in the fleet. You will deal with and analyze radar and radar systems, and work to collect and analyze electronic signals and radio information.
You will attend 9 weeks of Navy basic training to learn enlisted procedures and how to work in the Navy. After boot camp you will attend training at a variety of different Class A schools, depending on the specific type of computer training that you need. After completion of Navy Class A school, you will be assigned to your first duty station, where you will work to maintain and repair Navy state of the art equipment.