Common Career Choices
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