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Rating Badge MN.jpg
Rating insignia
Issued by: United States Navy
Type Enlisted rating
Abbreviation MN
Specialty Weapons

Mineman (abbreviated as MN) is a United States Navy occupational rating.


  • Perform organizational and intermediate level maintenance on underwater mines and associated equipment, guns, gun mounts, handling equipment, small arms, surface sonar and mine countermeasures equipment.
  • Assemble, test, stow, and transport underwater mines.
  • Operate, maintain, and perform authorized modifications on material handling equipment, assembly‑level items, and test equipment.
  • Perform safety criteria testing on material handling equipment.
  • Participate in fleet mining and exercise training programs.
  • Train, direct, and supervise personnel in ship’s maintenance duties in all activities relating to marlinespike, deck, boat seamanship, painting, maintenance, upkeep of ship’s external structure, rigging, deck equipment, and boats.
  • Perform seamanship tasks; test and inspect gun ammunition.
  • Inspect and repair magazine sprinkler systems.
  • Supervise personnel in handling and stowage of gun ammunition.
  • Direct crews in operation of guns, gun mounts, ammunition hoists, and handling rooms.
  • Function as Plotters and Radiotelephone talkers.
  • Maintain Combat Information Center (CIC) displays of strategic and tactical information.
  • Operate surveillance radar, Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) Systems, and associated equipment
  • Interpret radar presentations, evaluate tactical situations, and make recommendations to superiors during watch conditions.
  • Apply current doctrine and procedures to CIC operations as necessary for radar navigation.
  • Provide technical information and assistance related to Mine Warfare and search and rescue operations.
  • Provide technical information and advice on capabilities, limitations, reliability, and operational readiness.
  • Advise staffs and commands on matters of operations and personnel.
  • Operate (manipulate, control, evaluate, and interpret data) surface sonar and other oceanographic systems.[1]


ASVAB Score Requirement: VE + AR + MK + MC = 210 or VE + AR + MK + AS = 210

Security Clearance Requirement: Secret

Other Requirements:

  • Must have normal color perception
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen[2]


  1. “Navy enlisted manpower and personnel classifications”. Bureau of Naval Personnel. US Navy. Retrieved 2007-01-11.
  2. http://usmilitary.about.com/od/enlistedjob1/a/mn.htm