How to Become a U.S. Naval Officer

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The most comprehensive guide available on Navy commissioning programs. Complete descriptions, specific step-by-step application instructions, sample forms & letters, and helpful suggestions for over 30 different naval officer selection programs. Designed for civilians as well as enlisted military members. Provides application and selection data for Navy programs from 1995 to 1997. Contains complete job descriptions for career fields and lists the programs that offer entry into each field, as well as the number of officers currently serving in each field.

Offers concise details on medical examinations, physical fitness requirements, mental testing, education eligibility, and "moral" (police & drug involvement) criteria. Proposes strategies for enhancing yourself as a candidate and improving your chances for officer selection. Explains key Navy policies, organizational trends, and agency responsibilities - helping those with little prior exposure determine whether naval service is a viable option for them personally.

This book combines the pertinent details from 31 separate government manuals, instructions, notices, brochures, and catalogs into one easy-to-use 232 page volume. It is ideal for use by high school and college students, counselors, military members and leaders, and anyone who wants the whole picture concerning naval officer selection programs.

Thousands of people get selected for commissions every year, yet many thousands more apply without success. Many of those not selected may have been successful had they known more about the system! Commissioning programs are competitive. Give yourself an edge.

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The most comprehensive guide available on Navy commissioning programs. All the information you need to plan an exciting career as a naval leader. Get the facts for yourself. Give yourself an edge on the competition.

* Thousands of dollars in college scholarships and financial assistance programs. * Easy to follow, step-by-step application procedures for over 30 different commissioning programs. * Combines all the pertinent details from 31 separate government manuals, instructions, notices, catalogs, and brochures into one convenient volume. * Complete listing of career fields, including job descriptions, number of officers working in each field, and a list of source programs for each field. * Instructions for civilians, sailors (active & reserve), and members of other branches of the military. * Historical data on selection opportunities. * Sample application forms, letters, and endorsements.

This book is ideal for students, counselors, military members, and military leaders. Thousands of people get selected for commissioning programs every year, but many thousands more apply without success. Oftentimes all that is needed is a little more know-how and a little better planning.

About the Author:

Tom Barkwell is a 20-year Navy veteran and former Navy Counselor Chief Petty Officer (NCC). During his career, he served as the senior career counselor at three separate commands (two ships and one major shore station of over 1500 sailors) for a total of eight years.

As a command career counselor, one of Tom's primary responsibilities was to counsel enlisted members regarding officer commissioning programs. In addition to advising personnel on eligibility requirements and application procedures, he provided administrative processing support, coordinated Candidate Appraisal Interview Boards, and arranged for tests and physical examinations. He also served as an advisor to the Commanding Officer in the evaluation and endorsement of candidates for commissioning and drafted most of the Commanding Officer endorsement letters.

Prior to becoming a command career counselor, Tom completed a five year tour as an enlisted Navy recruiter. In addition to procuring enlistees and promoting the Navy to the civilian community, he was directly involved in the processing and selection of civilian applicants for the Naval Academy, NROTC scholarships, Broadened Opportunity for Officer Selection and Training (BOOST) program, and Officer Candidate School (OCS).

Tom originally hails from Kansas City, MO. He enlisted in the Navy as a Signalman in 1977 at the age of 17, and subsequently served tours aboard Beachmaster Unit Two in Little Creek, VA, Naval Station Keflavik, Iceland, Navy Recruiting Station (Academy) Colorado Springs, CO, USS MCCLOY (FF 1038), USS OBANNON (DD 987), and Naval Security Group Activity, Ft. Meade, MD.

Tom currently works for a business training and education computer simulation company. His wife, Michelle, is an active duty Navy Chief Warrant Officer, and his son, Casey, works in the construction industry in Savannah, GA.

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