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Special Operations Careers

A United States Navy special operations Sailor communicates through a headpiece while standing watch on the deck of a Navy vessel.

Save lives for a living

While their missions are closely guarded secrets, it’s common knowledge that Navy Special Operations teams are the best in the world. Sailors in special warfare jobs are in the business of saving lives and keeping our country operationally safe. From combing the depths of the sea for explosives to jumping from helicopters to save others and embarking on classified assignments, you’re a force to be reckoned with as a Sailor in one of these roles.

Take your operational skills to the classroom.

We offer a variety of educational assistance options, from scholarships to financial reimbursement and salary advances. Explore opportunities in NROTC, undergraduate, graduate and professional programs to determine what's best for you, or chat with a Recruiter to get the latest details.

For details about education for specific special operations careers, select the job below. You can also find more details about education opportunities for Enlisted Sailors or Officers here.

Pay and Benefits
Pay & Benefits
Elite pay and benefits for elite Sailors.

Depending on your job, Navy pay and benefits will flex to fit your role. You can rely on regular promotions, pay increases and world-class benefits that rival any civilian employer. Many Sailors can even qualify for sign-on bonuses depending on their field. Every Sailor is guaranteed:

  • 30 days paid vacation
  • 100% health care coverage for you & your family
  • Tuition assistance & free college education
  • Housing stipends
  • Retirement savings & income

Find out more about Navy pay and benefits now.

Reserve Opportunities
Reserve Opportunities
Find the Navy Reserve job that works for you.

There are no part-time Navy Reserve opportunities for Enlisted Sailors and Officers in special operations jobs. Go back to Careers to find jobs with a Reserve component or discover more about life in the Navy Reserve here.


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