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Explore Careers

Whether you enjoy deciphering puzzles, the technology of video simulations or have a love of languages, the Navy can help you turn your passions into life-changing career opportunities. Here are a few personal stories from people who have pursued their dreams and launched incredible careers in the Navy. The Navy is committed to ensuring that our future leaders are well-equipped to be successful, especially in the STEM fields.

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Machinist's Mate Nuclear

Machinist's Mate Nuclear

Machinist's Mate Nuclear ensure the proper operation of fluid and mechanical systems of the nuclear reactor onboard nuclear powered aircraft carriers and submarines. These technicians maintain and repair pressurized water systems and powerful steam driven machinery to provide propulsion and electrical power aboard submarines and carriers.

Electrician's Mate Nuclear

Electrician's Mate Nuclear

Electrician's Mate Nuclear are responsible for electrical power generation and troubleshooting of all electrical equipment on nuclear powered submarines and aircraft carriers. These technicians will master the concepts of electrical distribution and the operation of electrical equipment to include generators, motors, circuit breakers and much more.

Electronics Technician Nuclear

Electronics Technician Nuclear

Electronics Technicians Nuclear operate the nuclear reactors onboard the nuclear powered aircraft carriers and submarines. These technicians will master electronics and computer systems which safety control the nuclear reactor plants.

Cryptologic Technicians

Cryptologic Technicians

Cryptologic Technicians gather intelligence 24/7. They play a key role in deciphering communication signals, decoding recordings, conducting radar surveillance, jamming guided weapons systems or using state-of-the-art technology—all to ensure cybersecurity. These Sailors use their mental muscles every day.

Mechanical Gas Turbine Systems Technicians

Mechanical Gas Turbine Systems Technicians

Mechanical Gas Turbine Systems Technicians (GSMs) respect the mechanics of technology and enjoy troubleshooting complex problems. They operate, repair and test gas turbine engines—the propulsion systems that push the Navy’s greatest ships forward. GSMs make sure that America’s Navy runs at its best.

Fighter Pilots

Fighter Pilots

Navy fighter pilots deploy around the globe for a variety of missions while completing complex air maneuvers. Pilots are launched from carriers in excess of 160 mph and return to a runway roughly 300 feet long. They gather intelligence, drop a variety of ordnance and support missions in the interest of national security and they accomplish this in one of the most versatile and technologically advanced fighters in the air.

Hull Technicians

Hull Technicians

Hull Maintenance Technicians specialize in ship repair and work on every inch of metal on the vessel—fabricating pipes, welding sheets of stainless steel and fixing ship structures. They maintain their own shops while working on everything from the belly of the ship, all the way up to the bridge.

Aviation Electronics Technicians

Aviation Electronics Technicians

Aviation Electronics Technicians work with the most advanced electronics in the world! They troubleshoot complex computer networks on Navy aircraft, work on weapons systems deploying signals to missiles, maintain antisubmarine warfare sensors, repair radar systems for helicopter squadrons and more.

Navy Sonar Technicians

Navy Sonar Technicians

Navy Sonar Technicians use advanced sonar technology with an immense range to listen for anything from vessels to marine life. They quietly detect, track and classify contacts from ships or submarines. After processing critical information, they share it with response teams to keep Navy vessels safe at sea.

Meet Sailors in Exciting Careers

Linguist

CTI1 Angel Diaz

CTI1 Angel Diaz

CTI1 Angel Diaz is a Navy Linguist. He has traveled the world from Spain to Italy to the Persian Gulf helping to bridge communications and break down language barriers. His ability to speak six languages makes him a valuable resource in bridging the gaps not only between people, but also cultures.

Nuclear Engineer

LT Jean Barnwell

LT Jean Barnwell

LT Jean Barnwell is a Nuclear Engineer who works with a talented team of professionals who research, design and oversee all aspects of the nuclear reactors involved in nuclear propulsion. Her love of physical science and engineering, and her desire to work where environmental stewardship is valued, landed her a career in the Navy.

Cryptologic Technician

CTT1 Amy Jones

CTT1 Amy Jones

CTT1 Amy Jones is living a dream career as a Cryptologic Technician. Her love of video games, mystery books and puzzles has led to an exciting job in cyber warfare aboard Navy vessels. Whether she is reaching out to a satellite in orbit or a computer in the desert, Amy's job is critical in keeping others safe.

Helicopter Pilot

LT Andrew Guerrero

LT Andrew Guerrero

LT Andrew Guerrero is a 17-year veteran Navy Helicopter Pilot. His knowledge of navigation and the physics of flight has been applied to serving Special Operations missions around the world.

Navy SEAL

CMDCM Shawn Johnson

CMDCM Shawn Johnson

CMDCM Shawn Johnson is a Navy SEAL. He is drawn to the physical and mental endurance that he faces every day on the job. His disciplined understanding of underwater navigation and the science behind scuba diving allows him to succeed against great odds and keep his team safe.

As the ship's navigator, I'm responsible for making sure the ship is at the right place at the right time and ready to execute.  At the core of this, the technology, science and math that I use revolves around time, speed and distance - making sure I know how far we need to go, how long we have to get there and our appropriate speed.

CDR Steve Froehlich
Navigator USS Nimitz
CDR Steve Froehlich