LOGISTICS SPECIALIST RATING ESTABLISHMENT

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NAVADMIN 284/09
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AMPN/REF A IS NAVADMIN 326/08, MERGER OF THE 
STOREKEEPER (SK) AND POSTAL CLERK (PC) RATINGS.//

SUBJ/LOGISTICS SPECIALIST RATING ESTABLISHMENT// 



RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE OFFICIAL MERGER 
OF THE STOREKEEPER (SK) AND POSTAL CLERK (PC) RATINGS 
INTO THE LOGISTICS SPECIALIST (LS) RATING AS OF 
1 OCTOBER 2009.  TODAY, MORE THAN 11,000 ACTIVE AND 
RESERVE POSTAL CLERKS AND STOREKEEPERS ARE NOW 
DESIGNATED LOGISTICS SPECIALISTS.

2.  THE LOGISTICS SPECIALIST RATING BRINGS THE VALUABLE 
WORK STOREKEEPERS AND POSTAL CLERKS PERFORM IN LINE WITH 
THE LOGISTICS REQUIREMENTS NEEDED IN TODAY'S GLOBAL 
LOGISTICS ENVIRONMENT.

3.  AS AN ELEMENT OF THE NAVY'S TOTAL FORCE STRATEGY, 
THIS MERGER WILL CAPITALIZE ON THE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, 
AND ABILITIES FOUND IN THE TWO RATINGS AND APPLY THEM 
TOWARD A UNIFIED MISSION.  MERGING THE SK AND PC RATINGS 
WILL IMPROVE EFFICIENCY AND SUPPORT OPTIMAL MANNING.  

4.  ONE OF THE OLDEST NAVY RATINGS, THE STOREKEEPER 
RATING WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1916 TO PERFORM DUTIES OF 
PURCHASING, SHIPPING, RECEIVING, AND ISSUING EQUIPMENT, 
TOOLS, AND CONSUMABLE ITEMS THROUGH THE NAVY SUPPLY 
SYSTEM.  THE POSTAL CLERK RATING WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1944 
TO OPERATE THE NAVY'S LARGE POSTAL SYSTEM. MERGING POSTAL 
CLERKS AND STOREKEEPERS TOGETHER BRINGS NEARLY 100 YEARS 
OF LOGISTICAL EXPERIENCE TO THE LOGISTICS SPECIALIST RATING.

5.  THE 'CROSSED KEYS' OF THE STOREKEEPER RATING BADGE 
WILL BE RETAINED FOR THE NEW LOGISTICS SPECIALIST RATING. 

6.  AN ADDITIONAL 2,500 RESERVE COMPONENT E1 TO E5 
STOREKEEPERS AND POSTAL CLERKS WILL OFFICIALLY MERGE INTO 
THE LOGISTICS SPECIALIST RATING ON 1 APRIL 2010.

7.  CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEW LOGISTICS SPECIALISTS.

8.  RELEASED BY VADM MARK FERGUSON, N1.//
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