Armed Forces News

In a rating name change that better reflects their professional expertise, Navy Mess Management Specialists will now be known as Culinary Specialists. Sailors in the MS rating will be converted automatically to the CS rating effective upon the release of NAVADMIN 012/04. Neither they nor their commands must request conversion. They will retain the rating badge of crossed keys and quill superimposed upon an open ledger. “The name change more appropriately describes the duties and mission of the rating, aligns the rating with today’s commercial culinary profession, and enhances the rating’s professional image,” said Senior Chief Culinary Specialist (SW) Joe Donellan, rating technical advisor and Supply Corps enlisted community manager. NAVADMIN 012/04 will soon be available on the Web at