NAVAL RESERVE CONSTRUCTION BASIC-VETERAN (CB-VET)
The CB-VET program allows the enlistment of qualified veterans from all
branches of service interested in both a civilian and military career
in the construction trades. CB-VET enlistees train with Naval Reserve
Seabees one weekend a month at a Seabee unit close to home and gain valuable
experience during a two-week annual training (AT) period.
Prior Service: Applications for the CB-VET program at pay grade E-3 must
have eight years or less, and members at pay grade E-4 must have less
than 10 years prior service in any branch of the military, completed 12
weeks of initial active duty training, and have received either an Honorable
Discharge or Honorable Characterization of Service on release from active
Age: Applicants must be a computed age of 36 or less, with minimum age
Mental: A current ASVAB test is required for all applicants not currently
under contract and must attain the required ASVAB test score for the rate
for which they are applying.
Physical: Applicants must pass an entrance physical examination.
CB-VET enlistees are assigned a temporary construction rating on entering
the program. They must complete their prospective rating "A" school equivalency qualifications within 24 months of enlistment. A one-time
six month extension may be authorized. Additionally, they must meet all
qualifications and satisfactorily pass the rating exam within 36 months
of enlistment to be permanently designated as a third class petty officer.
Formal and self-directed training is available to ensure skill book completion
through a monitored training program. Applicants will be assigned to a
local Naval Construction Force Unit in a pay billet.
In addition to the outstanding promotion potential within the Seabee ratings,
officer commission opportunities exist for enlisted Seabees. Numerous
enlisted Seabees have been commissioned as Civil Engineer Corps (CEC)
officers after receiving a bachelor's degree in various recognized engineering
fields. These include civil, mechanical, electrical, mining, petroleum
or architectural degrees. Experience in related professional area is preferred,
although new graduates may apply.
NCC Jon Delmundo, USN
Reserve Officer Programs
Los Angeles, California
Tel: (323) 574-0845
LT Patrick Bell
Navy Medical Officer Recruiter
Navy Recruiting District, Los Angeles
El Segundo, California 90245
Cell: (805) 390-0844
LTJG Thomas Britt
Reserve Medical Officer Programs
Los Angeles, California
Tel: (310) 383-6749