Prepared to serve Enlisted Sailors

The term Enlisted Sailor refers to members of the Navy or Navy Reserve who serve in an occupational specialty that requires a high school diploma (or GED) as a minimum educational requirement. Generally speaking, Enlisted responsibilities range from entry-level to Enlisted supervisory, advisory and managerial roles.

Enlisted Sailors can be thought of as the general workforce of the Navy and Navy Reserve. They hold hundreds of positions in dozens of different career and job areas – from cryptology to electronics, computer science to special operations.

These men and women tend to be highly specialized, performing functions that are typically very hands-on. And they make up the majority of personnel.

Through education and/or experience, Enlisted Sailors may have the opportunity to become Commissioned Officers.

Learn more about the qualifications and commitment associated with serving as an Enlisted Sailor in America’s Navy.