In Sub Design, Look at the Work and People Firstnformation technology (ITS) confirms the changing work associated with the information age. Despite the influence of this age on system and platform design, until the announcement of the new ITS rating, the rating structure in our submarines has remained constant since the late 1990s. We now have the opportunity to select and prepare a workforce that will influence, fully support, and optimize design changes on future submarines. This can be accomplished if we commit to a truly “human”-systems-integration process, which will result in a force without equal.
Ratings Reflect Work
The current system of enlisted ratings began with the start of our Navy. The institutionalized system that allows for a systematic approach to assigning jobs has proven effective. Enlisted personnel are recruited for established job “families” under programs that attempt to match incoming potential or educational experience with the expected work requirements.