Serve full-time in Naval Special Warfare Navy SEAL

Train to become one of the most elite and covert warriors on earth.

There are now openings for Navy SEALs (Sea, Air & Land) in America’s Navy.

Industry: Military, Special Forces, Special Ops, Clandestine, Unconventional Warfare, Reconnaissance, Counterterrorism

Type of Service: Full-time (Active Duty)

Type of Position: Enlisted in the Naval Special Warfare community (high school diploma or equivalent required)

About this Job: After completing what is arguably the most physically and mentally demanding military training in existence, Navy SEALs are called upon to carry out some of the most highly specialized, highly classified operations in the military – on land, at sea and in the air. This includes direct action warfare, special reconnaissance, counterterrorism operations, foreign internal defense and any other immediate military options amidst crises. In this role:

  • Conduct insertions and extractions by sea, air or land to accomplish covert, Special Warfare/Special Operations missions
  • Capture high-value enemy personnel and terrorists around the world
  • Collect information and intelligence through special reconnaissance missions
  • Carry out small-unit, direct-action missions against military targets
  • Perform underwater reconnaissance and the demolition of natural or man-made obstacles prior to amphibious landings

Key Opportunities: Besides being considered among the greatest warriors on earth, there are distinct advantages to pursuing this profession and way of life:

  • Pursue opportunities not readily available in the civilian world (work on extraordinary duty assignments in many environments, including desert and urban areas, mountains and woodlands, and jungle and arctic conditions)
  • Learn to utilize specialized skills and high-tech equipment, such as the fundamentals of explosive ordnance disposal through formal Navy schooling
  • Receive education and training about chemical and biological warfare, military tactics, deep-sea diving or a number of other tactical military procedures
  • Take advantage of financial incentives that help make SEALs the highest paid Enlisted operators in the U.S. military, including a generous enlistment bonus
  • Receive paid training and access to Navy-funded continuing education
  • Get college credit for what's learned in your training pipeline through the American Council on Education (ACE)
  • Advance to an Officer role – these are available for SEALs with further leadership aspirations and a college degree, providing opportunities to lead SEAL units and train aspiring SEAL warriors

Qualifications and Requirements: Candidates must satisfy specific criteria to be eligible for employment consideration.

  • U.S. citizenship: Required
  • Education: High school diploma or GED or equivalent
  • Gender: Male (required by law)
  • Age: 28 or younger
  • Medical exam: Required
  • Eyesight: 20/40 best eye; 20/70 worst eye; correctable to 20/25 with no color blindness
  • Physical exam for divers: Required
  • Physical screening test: Required
  • Minimum Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) score: GS+MC+EI=170 or VE+MK+MC+CS=220 or VE+AR=110, MC=50
  • Training: To become a Navy SEAL, candidates must successfully complete a training process lasting well over two years – a process that is widely considered to be the most difficult and demanding of its kind
  • Service commitment: Minimum of six years of Active Duty 

Learn more about a Navy SEAL Special Warfare career in America's Navy – including details on current offers, requirements and the extensive training process required.