Establishment of the Navy Postal Clerk Rating

ESTABLISHMENT OF THE NAVY POSTAL CLERK RATING,By Richard L. Charles, TE(YN)C, USN appeared in the NAVAL TRAINING BULLETIN 379346 — 61

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THE STORY AND ORIGINAL LIST ARE FROM A 1960 NAVY TIMES ARTICLE.

THE NAVY PUBLISHED THE LIST OF THE 644 ENLISTED MEN WHO WERE SELECTED FOR THE NEW POSTAL CLERK RATING. THE LIST SHOWS MOST OF THE MEN TRANSFERRING TO THE NEW RATE WERE TELEMEN, RADIOMAN, AND YEOMAN. A HANDFUL MORE SWITCHED OVER FROM BOATSWAIN’S MATE, QUARTERMASTER AND DRAFTSMAN. THERE WAS A MACHINIST MATE, A SHIPFITTER, AN A AVIATION BOATSWAIN’S MATE. A MACHINERY REPAIRMAN, A DISBURSING CLERK, A SHIPS SERVICEMAN, A PERSONNEL MAN AND A AVIATION MACHINIST MATE. THE POSTAL CLERKS WILL PUT ON THEIR RATING BADGES NOVEMBER 30, 1960. THE IDENTIFYING MARK FOR THE RATE IS A POSTAL CANCELLATION MARK.

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