• Enlist in the Navy: Currently comprised of more than 328,648 personnel, today's Navy is equipped to handle operations both on and under the sea, in the air and on the ground.  A Navy Sailor generally serves a term of four years aboard one of the Navy's 285 deployable ships, though options for shorter time commitments exist.  To join the U.S. Navy, you must be between 18 and 34 years old (or 17 years old with parental consent).
     
    Navy Reserve: The Navy Reserve trains service members close to home until they are needed in action.
     
    U.S. Naval Academy: Every day, as the undergraduate college of the naval service, the united States Naval Academy strives to accomplish its mission to develop midshipmen "morally, mentally, and physically."  The goal is a broad based education to qualify you for practically any career field in the Navy or Marine Corps.
     
    ROTC: The NROTC Program is designed to educate and train qualified young men and women for service as commissioned officers in the Navy's unrestricted line, the Navy Nurse Corps and the Marine Corps.  Upon graduation, midshipmen are commissioned as officers.