About this job
To be eligible to enlist in the U.S. Navy, candidates must be between the ages of 18-34
In this field, your efforts are critical in delivering what the Navy needs for mission success. You’ll always be thinking ahead and will know what people want before they do—and you’ll never miss a beat. Become a pro in inventory management, financial management, and procurement.
SUPPLY AND LOGISTICS JOBS IN THE NAVY
How do you launch F/A-18 Hornets off an aircraft carrier without a stocked supply of new tires on board? You don’t. From ordering needed supplies in the middle of a hurricane to inspecting incoming cargo from across the world, Logistics Specialists keep it all running.
RETAIL SERVICES SPECIALIST
You might think being stationed on a Naval ship in the middle of the ocean would mean going without simple joys like favorite snacks and coffee runs, but you’d be wrong. You’ll be in charge of maintaining inventories and operations for all things retail on the ship—stores, coffee shops, laundry services, etc.
In the Navy, the galley, or dining area, is the heart of every ship. This is where the crew gathers to eat, socialize and relax. As a Culinary Specialist, you run the show—planning and managing all inventories, food orders, and financial records.
PAY AND BENEFITS
From the day you start, you’ll receive:
• Competitive salary
• Potential to earn a bonus upon enlistment
• Free health insurance
• Free housing
• A retirement plan
• Paid training
• College credit
• Navy College Program and Tuition Assistance
• Post-9/11 GI Bill, up to 100% tuition
• Professional credentials and certifications
• College credit hours toward a bachelor’s or associate degree through the American Council on Education
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
• U.S. citizen or equivalent
• High school graduate or equivalent
• 17 years of age or older
General qualifications may vary depending upon whether you’re currently serving, whether you’ve served before or whether you’ve never served before.
These roles perform a variety of duties worldwide, at numerous overseas and stateside shore commands, aboard surface ships, aircraft and submarines. They generally divide time between assignments ashore and afloat.
Serving part-time as a Navy Reserve Sailor, your duties will be carried out during your scheduled drilling and training periods. During monthly drilling, Sailors in the Navy Reserve typically work at a location close to their homes.
Take a moment to learn more about the general roles and responsibilities of Navy Reserve Sailors.