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  • Does anyone know how many months at Seaman Apprentice is required to advance to Seaman? I'm pretty sure it's measured in months. Nine? - Wguynes 20:07, Mar 26, 2004 (UTC)

Here are the Time In Rate (TIR) Requirements for U.S. Navy Enlisted Advancements (given in months):

SR to SA = 9 (w/No exam); SA to SN = 9 (w/No exam); SN to PO3 = 6; PO3 to PO2 = 12; PO2 to PO1 = 36*; PO1 to CPO = 36*; CPO to SCPO = 36 (w/No exam); SCPO to MCPO = 36 (w/No exam). *May be waived up to 1 year for Early Promotes (EP's) for advancement to PO1 or CPO only. Source = U.S. Navy Advancement Center

Based upon educational background, work background or incentives for advanced training, certain recruits may enter the Navy as SA or SN.

  • I used the insignia from the insignia table page. They're rather small and lacking in detail for use here, but better than nothing. If anyone finds higher quality, larger, and consistent-looking insignia for all the navy enlisted, please feel free to replace these. I think leaving the table page as the small ones is best, however, due to server load. - Wguynes 02:46, Mar 27, 2004 (UTC)

Dreamcast game[edit]

Erm, I was browsing the list for Dreamcast games and I got this (the article, not the talk page) instead of the article for the Dreamcast game Seaman. Not that I have anything against seamen in particular, but shouldn't there at least be a link to the game somewhere? (BTW, I don't know how to link, so that's why I didn't 'fix' it)

It's located at Seaman (video game). --jh51681 01:46, May 31, 2005 (UTC)

Dog[edit]

Seaman was also the name of a dog owned by Meriwether Lewis (of Lewis and Clark) which he took on his expedition - AAA


Rate versus Rank[edit]

In the United States Coast Guard, only Petty Officers can have rates. Seaman, Airman and Fireman are called non-rates and are simply pay grades. See page 164 or 2.B Page 2 of the Coast Guard Personnel Manual at http://www.uscg.mil/ccs/cit/cim/directives/CIM/CIM_1000_6A.pdf . Pay Grade and Rank seem to be used interchangebly --- Safemariner 17:14, 14 January 2007 (UTC).

Not all Seaman or Seaman Apprentices are "non-rates." There are plenty of cases where a Seaman Apprentice has attended "A" School and has completed all requirements to be rated but hasn't been in the service long enough to become a petty officer. In those cases, they are referred to as a "rated seaman." Also, only commissioned officers have "rank." Enlisted have "rate." Medicjm (talk) 03:19, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

Sea Dog[edit]

Sea Dog is also a nickname for a seal, because their face looks similar to a dog's. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 207.55.125.8 (talk) 04:30, 18 November 2008 (UTC)

Incorrect rank insignia for Canadian navy seamen.[edit]

These are correct: miniatyr miniatyr miniatyr

193.11.50.23 (talk) 12:56, 20 April 2011 (UTC)

Se(a)men[edit]

I think the fact that seamen is often confused with semen (honest mistake) should be mentioned somewhere in this article. Does anybody disagree with me? -- Smidderwibh

There is already a distinguishing link at the top of the page. That's all we need. - SummerPhD (talk) 03:10, 15 May 2012 (UTC)