ASVAB Scores and Navy Jobs

Navy Lieutenant raises United States Flag on USS Essex
Lt. Robert Dunsford raises an ensign on vulture’s row of Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher A. Veloicaza/U.S. Navy)

Finding your Navy Job (NEC)

To join the Navy as an enlisted member, you usually must get a good score on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test. The maximum ASVAB score is 99. For enlistment into the Navy, you must get a minimum ASVAB score of 31, although in same cases a 26 is permitted.

Each Navy job is given a code known as a Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC). Every NEC has different ASVAB score requirements.

The ASVAB test actually consists of several different subject areas or subtests: general science (GS); arithmetic reasoning (AR); word knowledge (WK); paragraph comprehension (PC);  mathematics knowledge (MK); electronics information (EI), auto and shop information (AS); mechanical comprehension; and assembling objects (AO).

Navy Jobs (NEC) and Your ASVAB Score

Note: The data listed here is subject to change and is only an example of how ASVAB scores are related to job selection for the Navy.

ABE Aviation boatswain's mate-equipment VE+AR+MK+AS= 184
ABF Aviation boatswain's mate-fuels VE+AR+MK+AS= 184
ABH Aviation boatswain's mate-handling VE+AR+MK+AS= 184
AC Air traffic controlman VE+AR+MK+MC=220 or VE+MK+MC+CS=220
AD Aviation machinist mate VE+AR+MK+AS=210 or VE+AR+MK+MC=210
AE Aviation electronics mate AR+MK+EI+GS=222 or VE+AR+MK+MC=222
AG Aviation aerographer's mate VE+MK+GS=162
AIRC Aircrewman VE+AR+MK+MC=210 or VE+AR+MK+AS=210
AM Aviation structural mechanic VE+AR+MK+AS=210 or VE+AR+MK+MC=210
AME Aviation structural mechanic-equipment VE+AR+MK+AS=210 or VE+AR+MK+MC=210
AN Airman AR+AS+MK+VE=185
AO Aviation ordnanceman VE+AR+MK+AS=185 or MK+AS+AO=140
AS Aviation support equipment technician VE+AR+MK+AS=210 or VE+AR+MK+MC=210
AT Aviation electronics technician MK+EI+GS+AR=222 or VE+AR+MK+MC=222
AWF Aircrewman VE+AR+MK+MC=210 or VE+AR+MK+AS=210
AWO Aircrewman VE+AR+MK+MC=210 or VE+AR+MK+AS=210
AWR Aircrewman VE+AR+MK+MC=210 or VE+AR+MK+AS=210
AWS Aircrewman VE+AR+MK+MC=210 or VE+AR+MK+AS=210
AWV Aircrewman VE+AR+MK+MC=210 or VE+AR+MK+AS=210
AZ Aviation maintenance administrationman VE+AR=102
BM Boatswain's mate VE+AR+MK+AS=175 or MK+AS+AO=135
BU Builder AR+MC+AS=145
CE Construction electrician AR+MK+EI+GS=201
CM Construction mechanic AR+MC+AS=162
CS Culinary specialist VE+AR=88
CS (SS) Culinary specialist (submarine) AR+MK+EI+GS=200 or VE+AR+MK+MC=200
CTI Cryptologic technician interpretive VE+MK+GS=162 and DLAB = 100
CTI/ATF Cryptologic technician-interpretive VE+MK+GS=162 and DLAB CAT 4 = 110 CAT 3 = 105 CAT 1 = 100
CTM Cryptologic technician-maintenance MK+EI+GS+AR=223
CTN/ATF Cryptologic technician interpretive AR+2MK+GS=235 or VE+AR+MK+MC=235
CTR Cryptologic technician-collection VE+AR=109
CTT/AEF Cryptologic technician-technical AR+MK+EI+GS=223
CTT/SG Cryptologic technician technical VE+MK+GS=162
DC Damage controlman VE+AR+MK+AS=205 or VE+AR+MK+MC=205
EA Engineering aid AR+2MK+GS=207
EM Electricians mate VE+AR+MK+MC=210 or AR+MK+EI+GS=210
EM (NUC) Electricians mate (nuclear field) VE+AR+MK+MC+NAPT=290 and NAPT=55 or AR+MK+EI+GS+NAPT=290 and NAPT=55 or AR+MK+EI+GS=252 or VE+AR+MK+MC=252
EN Engineman VE+AR+MK+AS=200 or VE+AR+MK+AO=205
EO Equipment operator AR+MC+AS=145
EOD Explosive ordnance disposal (a) VE + AR = 109 and MC = 51 or GS + MC + EI = 169, (b) AR + VE = 110 and MC = 50 or GS + MC + EI = 165
ET Electronics technician AR+MK+EI+GS=223
ET Electronics technician (submarine) AR+MK+EI+GS= 222 or VE+AR+MK+MC=222
ET (NUC) Electronics technician (nuclear) VE+AR+MK+MC+NAPT=290 and NAPT=55 or AR+MK+EI+GS+NAPT=290 and NAPT=55 or AR+MK+EI+GS=252 or VE+AR+MK+MC=252 or AR+MK+EI+GS=252 or VE+AR+MK+MC=252
ETV/ETR Electronics technician (submarine) AR+MK+EI+GS= 222 or VE+AR+MK+MC=222
FC Fire controlman AR+MK+EI+GS=223
FN Fireman AR+MK+MC+VE=205 or AR+AS+MK+VE=200
FT (SS) Fire control technician (submarine) AR+MK+EI+GS=222 or VE+AR+MK+MC=222
GM Gunner's mate AR+MK+EI+GS=205
GSE Gas turbine systems technician-electrical VE+AR+MK+MC=210 or AR+MK+EI+GS=210
GSM Gas turbine systems technician-mechanical VE+AR+MK+AS=200 or VE+AR+MK+AO=205
HM/5YO Hospital corpsman VE+MK+GS=156
HM/SG Hospital corpsman VE+MK+GS=156
HT Hull maintenance technician VE+AR+MK+AS=205 or VE+AR+MK+MC=205
IC Interior communications electrician AR+MK+EI+GS=213
IS Intelligence specialist VE+AR=107
IS/ATF Intelligence specialist VE+AR=107
IT Information system technician AR+2MK+GS=222 or AR+MK+EI+GS=222
IT/ATF Information system technician AR+2MK+GS=222 or AR+MK+EI+GS=222
IT/SG Information system technician AR+2MK+GS=222 or AR+MK+EI+GS=222
ITS Information system technician AR+2MK+GS=222 or AR+MK+EI+GS=222
LN Legalman VE+MK=105 Minimum VE=52 or VE+MK+CS=157 Minimum VE=52
LS Logistics specialist VE+AR=102
LS (SS) Logistics specialist-submarines AR+MK+EI+GS=200 or VE+AR+MK+MC=200
MA Master at arms WK+AR=98, Minimum WK = 43
MC Mass communications specialist VE+AR=115 (Effective Jun 1, 2016 VE+AR=115 and VE=55)
MM Machinist mate VE+AR+MK+AS=200 or VE+AR+MK+AO=205
MM (NUC) Machinist mate (nuclear field) VE+AR+MK+MC+NAPT=290 and NAPT=55 or AR+MK+EI+GS+NAPT=290 and NAPT=55 or AR+MK+EI+GS=252 or VE+AR+MK+MC=252
MMA/MMW Machinist mate (submarine) VE+AR+MK+MC=210
MN Mineman VE+AR+MK+MC=210 or AR+MK+EI+GS=210
MR Machinery repairman VE+AR+MK+AS=205 or VE+AR+MK+MC=205
MT Missile technician (submarine) AR+MK+EI+GS=222 or VE+AR+MK+MC=222
NC Navy counselor fleet career counselor NC© VE+AR=104 and AR=51
NC Navy counselor career recruiting force NC (CRF) VE+AR=104 and AR=51
ND Navy diver VE+AR=103 and MC=51
OS Operations specialist AR+2MK+GS=210 or VE+MK+CS=157
PR Aircrew survival equipmentman VE+AR+MK+AS=185 or MK+AS+AO=140
PS Personnel specialist VE+MK=105 or VE+MK+CS=157
QM Quartermaster VE+AR=96
RP Religious program specialist VE+MK=105 or VE+MK+CS=157
SB Special warfare boat operator VE+AR=103 and MC=51
SECF Submarine electronics/computer field AR+MK+EI+GS=222 or VE+AR+MK+MC=222
SH Ship's serviceman VE+AR=95
SN Seaman AR+VE=96
SN Seaman (submarine) NFa:VE+AR+MK+MC≥252 or AR+MK+EI+GS≥252 or NFb: VE+AR+MK+MC≥235 or AR+MK+EI+GS≥235 and VE+AR+MK+MC+NAPT≥290 or AR+MK+EI+GS+NAPT≥290. NAPT not required if qualified using NFA scores. Minimum NAPT 55 if qualified using NFB scores.
SO Special warfare operator GS+MC+EI=170 or VE+MK+MC+CS=220 or AR+VE=110 with minimum MC=50
STG Sonar technician-surface AR+MK+EI+GS=223
STG/SG Sonar technician-surface AR+MK+EI+GS=223
STS Sonar technician (submarine) AR+MK+EI+GS=222 or VE+AR+MK+MC=222
SW Steelworker AR+MC+AS=145
UCT Underwater construction team VE+AR=103 and MC=51
UT Utilitiesman AR+MK+EI+GS=201
YN (SS) Yeoman (submarine) AR+MK+EI+GS=200 or VE+AR+MK+MC=200

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