I have learned it's all about the population in your rating. My buddy was a Helo mechanic for 12 years, cuz there was a lack of them when he served in the 80s. He worked on Apaches, and the Black Hawk at the end of his career.
Thanks Bob! I'll pass your son's name along to Chris for reference. I don't doubt their paths will cross.
BTW, my dad served in the Navy 52-56. The first two in Korea, with some amazing stories from the beach heads. He was a Quartermaster, but I'm not sure his rate when he mustered out.