Common Career Choices  

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The following are the results of a recent service selection process where midshipmen choose what service and warfare specialties they will enter following graduation and commissioning. The available opportunities may vary year-to-year as the needs of the Navy and Marine Corps change.

  • Naval Aviation:
    • Pilot training -- 212 men and 40 women
    • Naval Flight Officer training -- 68 men and 19 women.
  • Marine Corps Aviation:
    • Pilot training -- 80 men and 8 women;
    • Flight Officer training -- 1 man and 2 women.
  • Surface Warfare:
    • Conventional -- 158 men and 98 women;
    • Nuclear power -- 22 men and 6 women.
  • Marine Corps Ground: 146 men and 35 women.
  • Submarine Warfare: 126 men and 13 women.
  • Navy Restricted Line and Staff Corps: 14 men, including midshipmen not physically qualified for the unrestricted line duties above, elected specialization in intelligence, information warfare, the supply corps, the civil engineering corps and in the information professional community.
  • Medical Corps: 7 men and 3 women.
  • Special Warfare (SEAL): 28 men.
  • Special Operations (diving, salvage and explosive ordnance disposal): 16 men.
  • Interservice commissioning:
    • Interservice commissioning in the U.S. Air Force: 1 woman
    • Interservice commissioning in the U.S. Coast Guard: 1 man
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