Personnel specialist

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Personnel specialist
Rating Badge PN.jpg
Rating insignia
Issued by: United States Navy
Type Enlisted rating
Abbreviation PS
Specialty Administration

Personnel specialist (abbreviated as PS) is a United States Navy occupational rating.


Personnel specialists:

  • Were established as a merger of personnelman (PN) and disbursing clerk (DK) ratings on October 1, 2005
  • Perform clerical and administration duties involved in maintaining personnel records, preparing reports and accomplishing accounting procedures
  • Counsel enlisted personnel concerning Navy ratings, training, advancement, awards, educational opportunities, and the rights, benefits and advantages of a Navy career
  • Utilize and maintain current publications and directives pertaining to personnel administration and operate associated ADP equipment[1]


  1. “Navy enlisted manpower and personnel classifications”. Bureau of Naval Personnel. US Navy. Retrieved 2007-01-11.

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