100 Most Asked Us Navy Questions and Answers

US NAVY Questions with Answers:-

1. Do you have to go to basic training and do you have to go to war? A recruiter told me that you don’t have to fight, you can be an engineer or something on the boat. Is this true?

You do have to complete 2 months of basic training in Great Lakes. It is just something to teach you the traditions of the Navy and that you can easily complete if you go in expecting that you will have to learn their way of thinking. Everyone in the military has to be ready to go to war if you are called. However, even an engineer performing his duties on a ship doing maintenance is something we need. That would be your job throughout even in a time of war.

2. What is the age limit to join the navy?

18 years of age

3. Is the navy accepting prior service?

Yes, the navy is accepting prior service members

4. What are the work environment and culture like at U.S. Navy?

It is all about honesty and integrity. You work hard daily. You are responsible for your life and have the added responsibility of being responsible for the lives of 130 other crew members as well.

5. If you were to leave the U.S. Navy, what would be the reason?

I will only leave if I was retiring or transition to the civilian sector in search of new opportunities.

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6. What would you suggest U.S. Navy management do to prevent people from leaving?

Nothing, because every solder should go thru the required processes in other to understand and be better people.

7. Why did you leave your job at U.S. Navy?

I left my job at the U.S. Navy because I am to expand the skills I learned while in my service.

8. Can civilian work as a lab technician in your laboratory

Yes, they sure can. You just have to be willing to travel.

9. Do aviation jobs deploy more often than other jobs? A friend of mine in the navy told me that aviation rates are deployed way more than others. Thanks for the help!

I am in the Navy. but we are deployed 9 to 10 months away from our family. If you are an Aviation Mechanic and attached to a carrier, you are going to be deployed were ever the carrier goes.

10. How long does it take to get hired from start to finish? What are the steps along the way?

First, you’ll speak with a recruiter about your goals. Next, if you are qualified, you’ll take the ASVAB. You’ll need to get medically cleared to swear in, and then you’ll receive a ship date for boot camp. Bootcamp is an 8-week stretch that tests your physical and mental abilities. My process without boot camp took about 3 months.

11. What are some benefits of joining?

  • Steady Income: You are paid twice a month, on the 1st and 15th, every month, based on your pay grade and service requirements.
  • Advancement: You are promoted based on job knowledge, your performance, time in pay grade and service requirements.
  • Paid Vacation: You earn 2.5 days paid vacation per month for a total of 30 days each year up to 60 days.
  • Training: You choose your career path based on your aptitude, physical abilities, security clearance, motivation, and determination.
  • Health Care: While on active duty, you will receive complete medical and dental care at no cost.
  • Life Insurance: Active duty members select up to $200,000 in term life insurance for $18 per month.
  • Allowances: You may also receive additional tax-free money for Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) if government housing is not available; Basic Allowance for Subsistence (BAS), if government food facilities are not available in the area you are stationed; and a uniform allowance (for enlisted personnel only) to help maintain your uniform.
  • Tax Advantage: Only your basic monthly pay is subject to Federal or State income tax.
  • GI Bill: The GI Bill will help pay for college education or vocational training. The Navy has three major financial programs offering money for college. Two of them, the Montgomery GI Bill and the Navy College Fund, let you earn up to $50,000 for college tuition and expenses to use after your tour of duty. While you’re in the Navy there’s also the Tuition Assistance Program, where the Navy pays 75 percent of your college costs — up to $2,500 for undergraduate courses and $3,500 for graduate courses each year. The Navy also offers scholarship programs such as NROTC, which let you finish college before you begin your Naval career.
  • Tuition Assistance: While on active duty, you may continue your education, and maybe helped in defraying the cost of college-accredited courses.
  • Additional Benefits: There are exchange and commissary privileges, moving allowances, temporary lodging expenses, travel, survivor benefits, Veterans Administration home loans and more.

12. How long will I be at sea?

It depends. Normally ships will go to sea for 10 days to two weeks each month for training operations. Extended operations away from home port can last up to six months. This varies depending on the mission and type of ship. Ships on six-month deployments often spend part of the time visiting ports throughout the world.

13. Can certain training schools or duty stations be guaranteed to me upon enlistment?

Yes. It will depend on your term of commitment, specialty and the needs of the Navy. Ask your recruiter for details.

14. How do I become an officer?

There are a number of ways you can become an officer in the Navy. In almost all cases you will need a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. The three most popular ways are through:

  • Naval Academy
  • Officer Candidate School

15. What Reserve opportunities are in the Navy?

There are many opportunities in the Navy Reserve for enlisted personnel and officers. The Navy Reserve is interested in veterans, professionals and those with special skills and training. If eligible, you may qualify for advanced rank or pay.

Special programs are available for:

  1. Medical Careers
  2. Intelligence
  3. Construction Forces (Seabees)

16. What is a Navy SEAL?

The SEALs — an acronym for Sea, Air, and Land — were created in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy to conduct unconventional and counter-guerilla warfare.

SEAL teams are located on the East and West coasts of the United States. Arguably, they are regarded as the preeminent defensive force in the world, SEALs operate some of the most sophisticated equipment available, from high-speed gunner boats to laser-guided weapons.

SEAL missions are strictly classified and require the highest degree of precision. That’s why SEAL training is some of the toughest in the world. SEALs receive training in:

  • Underwater navigation and warfare
  • Land navigation and warfare
  • Small unit tactics
  • Airborne training
  • Demolitions and explosives
  • Other specialty schools

17. Define What if I live overseas?

Regulations prohibit the forwarding of recruiting information through international mail, even to U.S. citizens living in foreign countries. Use our online form to get free information.

18. How long is basic training?

Basic training or boot camp is an 8-week program.

19. Where is boot camp?

It’s held in Great Lake, Illinois.

20. Can the Navy help me obtain U.S. citizenship?

No. The U.S. military cannot assist foreign nationals in obtaining admittance into the United States.