Jobs after NROTC

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by Kstelmackk, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. Kstelmackk

    Kstelmackk New Member

    Oct 14, 2012
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    I'm in the middle of applying for the NROTC scholarship, and it struck me the I'm not sure where the navy will put me once I graduate. I'm going to most likely pursue a degree in civil engineering. But senior year I want to get training in being an EOD or an SWO. Will the Navy force me into being a civil engineer at bases and such, or do you think I'll have the freedom do attempt training for one of those programs?
  2. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

    Oct 21, 2010
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    Majoring in civil engineering should not inhibit your chances to pursue EOD or SWO. Given that NROTCs hope to graduate 65% engineering majors, you can rest assured they are not all locked into doing something related to their major. Not sure how Navy handles critically manned fields but I don't think Civil Engineering is one of them. In fact, at least in the enlisted ranks, the Navy is experiencing shortages and offering incentives for some critical sea billets.

    Of course your ability to get your MOS choice will be dependant on your placement on the OML so keep those grades up, stay physically fit, and toe the line.

    Besides, if civil engineering is your interest and your were assigned as an Ensign to one of their Mobile Construction battalions, what would be so wrong with that?

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