Naval Reactors Engineers are Officers responsible for researching, designing, operating and regulating nearly 100 nuclear reactors and power plants that drive the most advanced Fleet of submarines and aircraft carriers on earth. Its a challenging role serving a critical function, and one of the most highly respected positions available in Americas Navy. Because of the exclusive nature of the NUPOC program and the magnitude of the responsibilities members will take on from a young age, requirements to become a candidate are extensive and competition for acceptance is great. The NUPOC program is open to both men and women. The following program qualification criteria apply. Age and Health To be an eligible candidate, you must: Be a U.S. citizen Be at least 19 years of age and less than 29 years of age at the time of commissioning waivers up to age 35 may be available for Naval Reactors Engineers Meet the physical standards of the Navy Education Candidates must be graduates or students of an accredited college or university in the United States or in a United States territory pursuing a BA, BS or MS (preferably majoring in mathematics, engineering, physics, chemistry or other technical areas). Those still in school may apply as early as their junior year of college and must have: Completed one academic year of calculus Completed one academic year of calculus-based physics A competitive GPA and a minimum grade of B in all technical courses Learn more about the NUPOC program. General qualifications may vary depending upon whether youre currently serving, whether youve served before or whether youve never served before. Bonuses available on certain specialties. Find out how much you can qualify for. Associated topics: decommissioning, nuclear, nuclear engineer, nuclear reactor, radiation, radiochemical, radiochemist, reactor, spent fuel
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