Asked by: Shayla Piudoasked in category: General Last Updated: 13th March, 2020
Can you go from enlisted to officer in the Navy?
Moreover, how hard is it to go from enlisted to officer in the Navy?
It is VERY hard to keep female Officers in the Navy and they actively recruit and mentor them. Enlisted to officer is difficult, and you have to spend some years. The easier way is go to college as ROTC or get a degree and go OCS.
Likewise, how long does it take to become an officer in the Navy? It takes most people 8+ years to reach ranks like E7 or higher. To become an officer after enlisting, you either get a college degree in a field like medicine, engineering, or law, and directly commission, or get one in the liberal arts or hard sciences and go through OCS (Officer Candidate School).
Similarly, you may ask, how do you become a officer in the Navy?
Officers must be physically fit, at least 19 years old and U.S. citizens. You must have at least a bachelor's degree. You can apply for officer programs before earning your degree and as young as 17. The major fields of study required vary depending on the officer specialty.
Is it hard to become a Navy officer?
Training requirements to become a naval officer are rigorous, but advancement opportunities exist for officers who meet certain standards. Specific work conditions vary by specialty, but many naval officers must be physically fit and able to travel and/or spend time away from their families.