The Navy has decided to bring back its 241-year-old job ratings system, reversing a decision at the end of September that prompted widespread outcry and even had the White House weigh in. The restoration of Navy rating titles was formally announced Wednesday in an administrative message from Adm. John Richardson. The service still plans to modernize jobs in order to make career paths more flexible and make it easier to transition to civilian work. But the initial plan that replaced all 91 historical ratings, including jobs like yeoman, boatswain's mate, and hospital corpsman, with alphanumeric codes, has been scrapped. For more details, see this Military.com news article.
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