The reality is that the Navy does not care about this, and neither should you. I also have a friend who did 4 years, used her GI Bill (montgomery back then) to complete her nursing degree and come back in. .Rd5g7JmL4Fdk-aZi1-U_V{transition:all .1s linear 0s}._2TMXtA984ePtHXMkOpHNQm{font-size:16px;font-weight:500;line-height:20px;margin-bottom:4px}.CneW1mCG4WJXxJbZl5tzH{border-top:1px solid var(--newRedditTheme-line);margin-top:16px;padding-top:16px}._11ARF4IQO4h3HeKPpPg0xb{transition:all .1s linear 0s;display:none;fill:var(--newCommunityTheme-button);height:16px;width:16px;vertical-align:middle;margin-bottom:2px;margin-left:4px;cursor:pointer}._1I3N-uBrbZH-ywcmCnwv_B:hover ._11ARF4IQO4h3HeKPpPg0xb{display:inline-block}._2IvhQwkgv_7K0Q3R0695Cs{border-radius:4px;border:1px solid var(--newCommunityTheme-line)}._2IvhQwkgv_7K0Q3R0695Cs:focus{outline:none}._1I3N-uBrbZH-ywcmCnwv_B{transition:all .1s linear 0s;border-radius:4px;border:1px solid var(--newCommunityTheme-line)}._1I3N-uBrbZH-ywcmCnwv_B:focus{outline:none}._1I3N-uBrbZH-ywcmCnwv_B.IeceazVNz_gGZfKXub0ak,._1I3N-uBrbZH-ywcmCnwv_B:hover{border:1px solid var(--newCommunityTheme-button)}._35hmSCjPO8OEezK36eUXpk._35hmSCjPO8OEezK36eUXpk._35hmSCjPO8OEezK36eUXpk{margin-top:25px;left:-9px}._3aEIeAgUy9VfJyRPljMNJP._3aEIeAgUy9VfJyRPljMNJP._3aEIeAgUy9VfJyRPljMNJP,._3aEIeAgUy9VfJyRPljMNJP._3aEIeAgUy9VfJyRPljMNJP._3aEIeAgUy9VfJyRPljMNJP:focus-within,._3aEIeAgUy9VfJyRPljMNJP._3aEIeAgUy9VfJyRPljMNJP._3aEIeAgUy9VfJyRPljMNJP:hover{transition:all .1s linear 0s;border:none;padding:8px 8px 0}._25yWxLGH4C6j26OKFx8kD5{display:inline}._2YsVWIEj0doZMxreeY6iDG{font-size:12px;font-weight:400;line-height:16px;color:var(--newCommunityTheme-metaText);display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex;padding:4px 6px}._1hFCAcL4_gkyWN0KM96zgg{color:var(--newCommunityTheme-button);margin-right:8px;margin-left:auto;color:var(--newCommunityTheme-errorText)}._1hFCAcL4_gkyWN0KM96zgg,._1dF0IdghIrnqkJiUxfswxd{font-size:12px;font-weight:700;line-height:16px;cursor:pointer;-ms-flex-item-align:end;align-self:flex-end;-webkit-user-select:none;-ms-user-select:none;user-select:none}._1dF0IdghIrnqkJiUxfswxd{color:var(--newCommunityTheme-button)}._3VGrhUu842I3acqBMCoSAq{font-weight:700;color:#ff4500;text-transform:uppercase;margin-right:4px}._3VGrhUu842I3acqBMCoSAq,.edyFgPHILhf5OLH2vk-tk{font-size:12px;line-height:16px}.edyFgPHILhf5OLH2vk-tk{font-weight:400;-ms-flex-preferred-size:100%;flex-basis:100%;margin-bottom:4px;color:var(--newCommunityTheme-metaText)}._19lMIGqzfTPVY3ssqTiZSX._19lMIGqzfTPVY3ssqTiZSX._19lMIGqzfTPVY3ssqTiZSX{margin-top:6px}._19lMIGqzfTPVY3ssqTiZSX._19lMIGqzfTPVY3ssqTiZSX._19lMIGqzfTPVY3ssqTiZSX._3MAHaXXXXi9Xrmc_oMPTdP{margin-top:4px} You do everything on the checklist by yourself, then send the paperwork by yourself and it goes to a board. I have a friend who is a LCDR now, she earned her commission through MECP (the medical enlisted commissioning program) and is a nurse. For enlisted opportunities in the MC rating, please click here. Being a SWO or an aviator or any other community is its own job that requires its own training, and the vast majority of officers start with that job. STA-21 was awesome, and looking back, i wouldn't change a thing, but i was very lucky to have a great quota and got selected on my first application. Graduate from the Navy’s Officer Candidate School (OCS). I had a division officer who completed a BA and applied (and was accepted to) OCS. Everyone wants the immediate route, not realizing that often you must spend over 8 years (that's a minimum of two tours active duty service) just to apply for LDO limited duty officer, or more if you go another route. If you want to become a pilot, you must be an officer, so you will need to have graduated from college. I understand that there wouldn't be huge problems with an enlisted married couple or an officer married couple, but that an officer being married to an enlisted sailor would be complicated. if you meet the requirements, which I think you don't because I remember you from your posts before, you can apply to the naval Academy. Go look at the stats, there was a big discussion about it on another thread. I'm fine with either one. I’m interested in enlisting for IT so i can gain some experience and then mustang. Graduate from an accredited university’s Naval Reserve Officer Training Program (NROTC). As a reminder, this subreddit is for civil discussion. For information regarding Navy enlisted ratings, see [Twisky's Rating Information Guide] ... processing at MEPS, Delayed Entry Program, Enlisted Ratings, "A" Schools, Officer Candidate School, Recruit Training Command, and transferring to your first command. Finally submitted my packet in August. help Reddit App Reddit coins Reddit premium Reddit gifts. Sonar Technician (Surface) (Enlisted) Learn more about this military classification from Careers in the Military. In addition, it's the least efficient route of getting to be a naval officer. I'm fully aware they just don't hand these things out. STA21 quotas are way down, so while that route doesn't take so much time, the odds still aren't in your favor. The easier way is go to college as ROTC or get a degree and go OCS. I have several friends who have earned a commission while enlisted, by several different means. Created Sep 13, 2012. If you are enlisted you can apply for sta-21, which will send you off to school. A month later I had a real conversation with an officer recruiter. Please contact the moderators of this subreddit if you have any questions or concerns. A lot of people have talked about the difficulty of acceptance to commissioning programs, so I want to hit this from a different side. You have to jump through a lot of hoops. No sensitive information allowed, whether you saw it on Wiki or leaked files or anywhere else. Since you are already in, you’ll definitely have to do some time enlisted, work towards good evaluations, advance a few pay grades, maybe improve your GPA. The general rule is that all enlisted service time counts toward pay and retirement. I took the ASTB a couple times. Press J to jump to the feed. It is hard but not at all impossible. Just discovered a sub Reddit. took me 7 years to go from enlisted with HS diploma to STA-21. I'm sure I'm missing a lot and this all off of memory. So someone correct me on whatever I left out or didn't get quite right. /*# sourceMappingURL=https://www.redditstatic.com/desktop2x/chunkCSS/IdCard.80f3288bcfb1334f33fa.css.map*/._2JU2WQDzn5pAlpxqChbxr7{height:16px;margin-right:8px;width:16px}._3E45je-29yDjfFqFcLCXyH{margin-top:16px}._13YtS_rCnVZG1ns2xaCalg{font-family:Noto Sans,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:400;line-height:18px;display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex}._1m5fPZN4q3vKVg9SgU43u2{margin-top:12px}._17A-IdW3j1_fI_pN-8tMV-{display:inline-block;margin-bottom:8px;margin-right:5px}._5MIPBF8A9vXwwXFumpGqY{border-radius:20px;font-size:12px;font-weight:500;letter-spacing:0;line-height:16px;padding:3px 10px;text-transform:none}._5MIPBF8A9vXwwXFumpGqY:focus{outline:unset} I would advise them to not take the long route. Is it hard for an enlisted guy who shows exemplary service, hard work for multiple years and earns his degree while in service to become an officer? This. That's for subject matter experts in certain fields. The gpa minimum will get you considered, it is not what is needed to be competitive for selection. I am a bot, and this action was performed automatically. ._12xlue8dQ1odPw1J81FIGQ{display:inline-block;vertical-align:middle} A HUGE factor is also billets. The perception youre getting is because everyone who comes here asks about STA-21 thinking they can just do that. Come visit our wiki over in r/Navy. They have a different type of commission and a completely different career path than normal Os. This job will require you to perform at the best of your ability at all times. I have an ENS friend who just graduated from SDSU with a degree in history. I want to be realistic about my chances. 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