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Naval Reserve Construction Force

BACKGROUND

"Seabees" are skilled Navy craftsmen who build and defend the structures the Navy needs around the world. The Seabees are known throughout the Navy for their "Can Do" spirit. Seabees have served proudly in almost every world crisis and conflict. Their construction feats are legendary. Navy Seabees are not only builders, but also fierce fighters. They can carve a Navy base from the wilderness, then defend it until reinforcements arrive to occupy it.

QUALIFICATIONS

Basic eligibility requirements are as follows: Civilians and military veterans who have worked in equivalent civilian occupations may qualify to enter the Naval Reserve Construction Force. The initial pay grade depends on their training and experience. Ages 21-36.

ENLISTMENT OPPORTUNITIES ADVANCED PAY GRADE (APG) PROGRAM

Those individuals with no prior military service must be at least age 21, but less than 37 years old. Recruit training is not required for the Advanced Pay Grade (APG) Program. Qualified applicants are enlisted in the APG program with a permanent pay grade of E-3 and advanced to the approved temporary pay grade. See your Naval Reserve Recruiter if you believe your experience and training may qualify you for the APG Program.

NAVY VETERAN (NAVET)

Provides enlistment or reenlistment opportunities in the Naval Reserve for personnel who have had prior active or inactive service as a Seabee. NAVETs who are currently working in the construction field may also be eligible.

OTHER SERVICE VETERAN (OSVET)

OSVETs with Seabee Military Occupational Specialties (MOSs) or Air Force Specialty Codes (AFSCs) may be eligible for the Naval Reserve Construction Force.

WHAT SEABEES DO

Navy Seabees train and work as carpenters, masonry workers, plumbers, steel workers, equipment operators, mechanics, electricians and architects.

SERVICE REQUIREMENTS

Naval Reserve Seabees attend paid training periods with their units one weekend a month. One weekend a quarter, they may travel to their actual mobilization site, usually a major Navy base, for hands-on training in their construction specialty. Once a year, reservists perform annual training (AT) for 12 to 17 days at a Naval installation.

BENEFITS

• Great pay for weekend training and annual training
• A chance to learn an additional craft or skill or sharpen your present one for your civilian job
• Montgomery G. I. Bill financial benefits for college or vocational training
• Regular promotions based on your abilities
• Veterans Administration home-loan guarantee
• Program now includes reservists with at least six years of honorable reserve service
• Low-cost life insurance
• Retirement benefits



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