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Legalman

Abbreviation: 
LN
Rating Duties: 

The duties of this rating include:

  • Providing legal assistance such as voter registration, Social Security, veterans' benefits, civilian counsel, taxes, wills, and powers of attorney.
  • Preparing records of hearings, investigations, courts-martial and courts of inquiry.
  • Assisting personnel in preparing legal forms and filing claims.
  • Assist in conducting investigations.

Work Environment: 
This rating primarily works in an office environment - working closely with others and doing mainly mental work.
A-School Information: 
Newport, Rhode Island - 9 weeks
Security Clearance: 
Secret
Qualifications
ASVAB Minimum Score: 
VE + MK = 105
Other Requirements: 

Additional requirements include:

  • You must have normal hearing.
  • You must have no speech impediment.
  • You must be a US citizen.
  • You must be able to type 40 WPM upon enlistment.
  • You must have no record of conviction by a civil court for anything other than a minor traffic violation.
  • Not eligible if a substance abuse waiver is required.

Sea/Shore Rotation: 
  • First Sea Tour: 48 months
  • First Shore Tour: 48 months
  • Second Sea Tour: 36 months
  • Second Shore Tour: 48 months
  • Third Sea Tour: 36 months
  • Third Shore Tour: 48 months
  • Fourth Sea Tour: 36 months
  • Fourth Shore Tour: 48 months

After completing 4 Sea/Shore tours, the following tours will be 36 months at sea followed by 36 months ashore.

Navy to Open Subs to Enlisted Women


The Navy is moving forward with its plan to have enlisted men and women serving side-by-side in the submarine force, and is planning on starting in 2016.

Corrupt Contractor Claims Culpability

We posted awhile ago about a potential scandal involving cash, prostitutes, fancy hotels, and apparently "scores" of Navy personnel, and the man behind it, Leonard Glenn Francis, has plead guilty to the charges of corruption.

Navy Decreases Personnel Shortage

It looks like the Navy's chronic under-manning problem is nearing it's conclusion.

In an interview with Rear Adm. David Steindl, head of Navy Personnel Command, the Navy's personnel shortage is down from almost 13,000 two years ago to about 2,500 currently. According to Steindl, this means 98.2% of the billets at sea are filled, and the "fit" - the number billets that have sailors with the right seniority and Navy Enlisted Classifications - is at 91.7%.

American Sniper Featurette

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The Navy just recently deployed their first operational laser cannon, and surprisingly it wasn't mounted to a shark!

The Navy's Laser Weapon System (LaWS) is perched atop the bridge of the USS Ponce, an Afloat Forward Staging Base (AFSB) ship. The AFSB concept provides a floating staging area for various amphibious operations, and the Ponce is currently providing for humanitarian and military operations in the Persian Gulf.

Congress Insists on Joint Camo Pattern

It looks like uniforms are back on Congress' budget-cutting radar - language in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 2015 looks to get rid of service-specific camo patterns, according to an article over at Military.com.

Navy Coveralls Pass Real-World Test

Good news! If you've been issued (or know someone who's been issued) the Navy's new flame resistant variant coveralls, and were doubtful of their fire resistance, you can rest easy!

Navy Top News Stories

El Paso police did not talk to VA gunman after threat in 2013, documents say

El Paso police did not question an Iraq War veteran who shot and killed a psychologist at a VA clinic after the psychologist reported being threaten by the gunman more than a year earlier, according to police documents released this week.
40 min 57 sec ago

Russian military to get 50 intercontinental missiles

The chief of Russia's General Staff says the military will receive 50 intercontinental ballistic missiles this year, maintaining a high tempo of modernization despite the nation's economic downturn.
44 min 8 sec ago

Oliver sentenced to life with parole for killing of AFN broadcaster

Air Force Staff Sgt. Sean Oliver was sentenced Friday to life in prison with the possibility of parole for the 2013 killing of Petty Officer 2nd Class Dmitry Chepusov.
49 min 8 sec ago

50 years after funeral, Churchill towers over UK politicians

Fifty years after Winston Churchill's funeral, British politicians paid tribute Friday to the wartime leader — and tried to energize their election campaigns with a little of the Churchill magic.
52 min 8 sec ago

Remains of MIA Kelder identified, but family still has questions

The family at the center of a court battle with the government over the identification of a loved one missing in World War II got the news last week that they had been waiting for: Pvt. Arthur “Bud” Kelder had been identified and would be coming home.
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