If you're a college graduate or current student thinking about serving your country, you should consider becoming a Navy officer. U.S. Navy officers are among the most respected men and women who serve our country. In addition they get earn great pay and benefits.
Your first question may be, "So what is an officer?" Simply put, Navy officers are highly educated, specially trained military leaders who manage the Navy's personnel, ships, aircraft, and weapons systems.
Officers in the U.S. Navy are also paid well. In fact, the starting pay for a Navy Ensign is more than $28,000 a year. This is just their base pay, they also get allowances for housing and subsistence. In addition, many Navy officers get special pay such as sea pay, flight pay, hazardous duty pay and more. Check out the Military Pay and Allowances section to learn more.
Navy officers are also eligible for great benefits. The following are just a few examples of the great benefits you can earn:
Navy Officer Career Paths
The Navy can offer you several career paths if you are interested in serving as an officer. These officer career path options include:
Becoming a Navy Officer
There are several ways to become an officer in the U.S. Navy. These include the U.S. Naval Academy, NROTC, OCS, Direct Commissioning, and through the Seaman to Admiral-21 Program.
The eligibility differs from program to program. But in general, you must meet the following criteria to pursue a career as an officer in the U.S. Navy:
If you've decided that a career as an officer in the Navy interests you, then your next step should be to contact a Navy recruiter. A recruiter can give you more information about what it means to be an officer and explain the officer commissioning programs in greater detail. So get started today and have a Navy recruiter contact you.