Imagine traveling the world while earning a yearly salary of $70k-$80k.
How? As a Surface Warfare Officer (SWO).
Surface Warfare Officers are the backbone of Navy’s leadership. In this role, you will have the opportunity to excel as a leader. You could serve as Commanding Officer over an elite crew and be an authority in every aspect of your Navy assignments. Doing any or all of the following:
Directing personnel operations aboard Navy vessels, such as aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers, amphibious warfare ships, mine warfare ships and frigates
Managing shipboard vertical launch systems
Using computer displays and advanced technology in battle and ship defense
Providing support to Navy expeditionary forces, Theater Air Missile operations, anti-submarine warfare, surface-to-air warfare, and support and supply missions
You will work at sea and on shore, in a variety of environments. Sea duty could place you aboard ships within the fleet. Shore duty may involve a tour of duty at the Pentagon; a student assignment at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif.; or command and management positions at shore bases and stations around the world.
- To become a SWO you must have or be working towards a four-year degree from an accredited U.S. college or university
- Be a U.S. citizen
- Be at least 19 years of age and no older than 29 at the time of commissioning
- Meet the Navy’s physical standards