Gunner's Mate Missile 3 & 2
NAVTRA 10199-B 1972 Rate Training Manual
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When guided missiles were introduced into the fleet the Gunner's Mate Missile (GMM) rating was created for personnel who were involved with operation, maintenance and repair of guided missile launching systems. A person could qualify for the rating by taking training courses and passing examinations based upon the contents of GMM training manuals. These books contained information for the Talos, Terrier, Tartar and ASROC missile systems, plus additional information needed for the ratings.
GMM training was broken into two phases. The new GMM striker studied for the Petty Officer 3rd Class rating (GMM3), and then advanced to Petty Officer 2nd Class (GMM2). Information for these ratings was contained in the GMM 3 & 2 training manual. If a person showed special aptitude he could advance to Petty Officer 1st Class (GMM1), and the best qualified personnel advanced to Chief Petty Officer (GMMC), using the GMM 1 & C manuals.
This Rate Training Manual was written to serve as an aid for enlisted men of the U. S. Navy and Naval Reserve who are preparing for advancement to the rates of Gunner's Mates M (Missiles) 3 & 2. It is one of a series of Rate Training Manuals designed to give enlisted men background information necessary for the proper performance of the duties of their rates.
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