Search boxes appear at the top of each MSC page. The search engine looks for any match to the complete phrase you enter and sorts the results by the number of matches found. More search options are available on our site's search page.

MSC Employment:

Afloat jobs
Shore side jobs
Information for Civilian Mariners


MSC RFPs and other procurement-related information are available on the MSC Procurement site. You may also choose to visit the Navy Electronic Commerce On-line (NECO) website at NECO is a central location where all Navy activities post their solicitations.

Navy contracts begin with the letter "N" and are followed by 5 digits that represent the Unit Identification Code (UIC) (i.e., activity name).

Employment Applications

Employment applications for afloat positions can be found at The eight Human Resource Service Centers (HRSC) around the world handle vacancies for many different kinds of ashore positions at multiple locations.

To request an application, ask questions about MSC afloat employment, or for questions regarding a previously submitted application send an e-mail to

Ship Information and Photos

Ship information is available in the Ship Inventory.

Individual ship pages have various information about the ship such as length, beam and draft. Most also have photos of the ship.

At this time, e-mail addresses and FPO addresses for the ships are not available online.

Ship Histories:

The Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, located in the reference section of most local libraries, is an excellent resource. You may also wish to visit the Naval Historical Center's site at

Glossary of Ship Terms and Definitions

The Glossary page provides definitions for many commonly used terms and acronyms.

Military Personnel Records of Former Members:

To access your military personnel and medical records, download SF 180 from veterans/military-service-records/standard-form-180.html and send it to the Director, National Personnel Records Center, Military Personnel Records, 9700 Page Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63132-5100.

To access another's military personnel and medical records: If the person is deceased, provide proof such as death certificate or obituary; if the person is alive, provide signed release authorization to obtain maximum amount of information; if no authorization, only limited information can be made available.

Names and Duty Station Addresses including E-Mail Addresses:

10 U.S.C. 130(b) prohibits the release of names and duty station addresses and e-mail addresses of individuals who are stationed overseas, routinely deployable (i.e., aboard ships/aircraft), or assigned to sensitive units.