ways to join

Interested in making the Navy your primary focus in terms of a career? You’ll want to look into full-time opportunities serving on Active Duty. Learn how to join based on your background.

Want to have a career in the Navy and in the civilian sector? You’ll want to look into part-time opportunities serving on Reserve Duty. Learn how to join based on your background.

What can you do with a high school diploma in today’s Navy? Find out about what it means to be an Enlisted Sailor and how to go about joining the highly skilled, hands-on Navy workforce.

Where can a college degree take you in today’s Navy? Find out about what it means to be an Officer and how to go about joining the highly respected, take charge Navy management team.

STEM Career Opportunities
Imagine the possibilities in today's Navy

Into science and technology? Majoring in engineering or math? Whether you have a growing passion for STEM subject areas or are in the process of earning a degree in a STEM discipline, there are opportunities to take those interests to another level – in America’s Navy.  

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You may not have heard of VBSS (visit, board, search and seizure) teams. But from their work defending against sea piracy or preventing the transport of illegal weapons or drugs, you've no doubt felt their impact.

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June 4 marks the 73rd anniversary of the Battle of Midway – a defining moment in the history of our Navy and our nation. See how one of the greatest naval battles of all time came to be. How the Navy rose to the occasion. And why the impact of this hard-fought victory carries forward to this day. Learn more about the Battle of Midway »

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Get quick, key details about available careers in the Navy by simply indicating your military service history (or lack thereof), the service option and role you have in mind, and the professional areas of interest you'd like to consider. Use the Career Comparison Tool »


Nobody understands pushing your limits to the extreme better than the men and women of America's Navy. This June in Austin, visit the Navy display for a chance to meet X Games athletes, enter to win a Navy X Games skate deck and more. Check out all the activities »