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Updated Jul 8, 2014
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Surface Warfare Officer - Nuclear Interview

Surface Warfare Officer - Nuclear

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at US Navy.

Interview Details – Applied to the Navy's Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate (NUPOC) Program through an officer recruiter after meeting said recruiter during a visit to my university. After a detailed application process, I was invited to Naval Reactors in Washington DC for a formal interview. This consisted first of technical interviews in the morning with two experienced engineers who had worked at NR for years. The more intimidating interview was in the afternoon, with the 4-star admiral in charge of the program.

Interview Question – Most difficult question was explaining a single unsatisfactory grade on my college transcript (for Differential Equations).   Answer Question

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E-6 US Navy Interview

E-6 US Navy
San Diego, CA

I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at US Navy.

Interview Details – Went to talk with recruiter, signed the paper work , went to MEPS, got medical review by a crazy doctor that must have come out of Cannon Ball Run, you know, the one who wanted to use the glove to check everyones' prostate, took a test, and I was off to boot camp.

Interview Question – Dealing with admin.   Answer Question

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Interior Communications Electrician Interview

Interior Communications Electrician
Norfolk, VA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 5 days - interviewed at US Navy in October 2010.

Interview Details – They do a detailed interview of your background including asking family and friends about you and what you do. They also look into body piercing and tattoos that you have and whether you have a police report or not.

Interview Question – What do you do in your spare time   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Make sure you know what your contract is before you sign it.

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E5 - Navy - Petty Officer Second Class Interview

E5 - Navy - Petty Officer Second Class

I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at US Navy.

Interview Details – Took the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery in high school and was contacted by the recruiter. Went into the Delayed Entry Program for several months waiting for a spot in the Advanced Computer and Electronics Field to open up. During that time, I learned some Basic Military Requirements and did some physical training to automatically advance to E-2 out of recruit training.

Interview Question – They ask for pretty much every single document related to you so make sure you can dig those up.   Answer Question

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Supervisor Interview

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Interview Details – standard entry program into the military out of High school. you will be entered into DEP and once your spot opens you will be sent to MEPS for entry processing paperwork and physicals. upon successful completion of this process you will be sent to boot camp.

Interview Question – Have you ever partook in the use of an illegal or controlled substance, or drank under the legal age.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – sign on the line!

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Aerographers Mate First Class Interview

Aerographers Mate First Class
Brooklyn, NY

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at US Navy.

Interview Details – The military hiring process is quite simple. Take a preliminary ASVAB test which checks for your educational standing. Height and weight is measured to note whether or not the candidate is within military standards. Brief interview is conducted with the recruiter to inquire about military life.

Interview Question – There are no difficult or unexpected questions.   Answer Question

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Electronics Technician Interview

Electronics Technician

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at US Navy.

Interview Details – You are required to take a physical fitness test, your ASVAB (which is not very hard), and tons of medical examinations including drug tests. You need to be very available to be able to meet with recruiters whenever they are ready.

Interview Question – There are not interview questions, they are simply looking for semi-intelligent people who are in shape.   Answer Question

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E6 - Navy - Petty Officer, First Class Interview

E6 - Navy - Petty Officer, First Class

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 10 months - interviewed at US Navy.

Interview Details – same as joining any branch of the military. there really was not a whole lot to it. you tell them you want to join fill out the paper work and then you are on your way to boot camp.

Interview Question – there was not a difficult or unexpected question   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – n/a

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Naval Officer Interview

Naval Officer

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Interview Details – Morally, Mentally and Physically qualified . Test and Dr;s review. Long days, of hurry up and wait for next process to start. Some unexpected delays and trival testing requirement. Must have 5-10 years of addresses, names, phones, schools, work, and references to finish background check paperwork. Expect the process to drive you nuts and in most cases never finish when you expected. in the end it works out if you continue to push the recruiting staff.

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Commander, Medical Service Corps Interview

Commander, Medical Service Corps
Little Rock, AR

I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at US Navy in November 2010.

Interview Details – The Navy has a long and rich culture. The hiring and interview process is non intimidating, however, the nature of the organization is such that one must be very adaptable and ready for change.

Interview Question – Most difficult question was previous drug use.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Immediate promotion of 3 ranks based on my college education.

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