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Women in the Navy

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Women in the Navy

Navy Career Opportunities
Launch a future in any of more than 60 fields.

What’s it like being a woman in today’s Navy? Challenging. Exciting. Rewarding. But above all, it’s incredibly empowering. That’s because the responsibilities are significant, the respect is well-earned and the lifestyle is liberating. Moreover, the chance to push limits personally and professionally is an equal opportunity for women and men alike.

Take on a Role That Defies Convention

The idea that certain jobs are better suited for men and men alone is redefined in the Navy. Stereotypes are overridden by determination, by proven capabilities, and by a shared appreciation for work that’s driven by hands-on skills and adrenaline. Here, women are definitely in on the action. And women who seek to pursue what some may consider male-dominated roles are not only welcome, they’re wanted – in any of dozens of dynamic fields.

Train to become anything from an Electronics Technician who knows the way around a nuclear propulsion power plant to a Naval Reactors Engineer who helps design them. Work with advanced weapons systems on state-of-the-art ships, or lead security details anywhere in the world. Launch a cutting-edge career in the field of aviation as an Aircrewman, an Aviation Structural Mechanic or one of several other specialties in this area. It’s all possible.



Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician – Locate, identify, render safe and dispose of various forms of explosive devices – conventional, nuclear, chemical and biological.

Navy Diver – Perform underwater salvage, repair and maintenance; submarine rescues; and provide support for Special Warfare and Explosive Ordnance Disposal communities.

Aviation Rescue Swimmer– Perform aviation rescue operations over land and in an open water environment.

Builder – Construct everything from buildings to bridges and runways, or you could install finish work.

Naval Aviator – Be part of one of the world’s most renowned aviation teams, directing critical flight missions and piloting the most state-of-the-art aircraft ever created.

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