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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.
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.
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:
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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.
Perform critical underwater missions from deep caves to the open ocean.
Work with advanced tools to identify and defuse explosive threats.
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Leap from helicopters into the sea so others may live.
Insert and extract Special Warfare personnel in classified locations around the world.