Current Chief of Naval Operations: Jonathan Greenert
It was former Commander in Chief George Washington who first said: “Without a decisive naval force we can do nothing definitive.” The US Navy has since then been completely run by and is a major branch of the US government as part of the Department of Defense, and it’s headquartered in The Pentagon in Washington D.C. It’s a huge operation with over 333,542 personnel, 286 ships, more than 3,700 pieces of aircraft, 11 aircraft carriers, 9 amphibious assault ships, 12 dock landing ships, 22 cruisers, 59 destroyers, 30 frigates and 75 submarines. It takes a large amount of discipline and commitment to be part of the US Navy.
US Navy jobs are considered an honor because the men and women in the American navy serve to protect Americans. The entire operation is currently conducted under the leadership of highest ranking Secretary of the Navy Hon. Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations ADM Gary Roughead.
Careers at US Navy
The US Navy has a place for courageous individuals willing to sacrifice a major portion of their life and dedicate it to serving America. Of course, the US Navy is not limited to those who train to serve in battle. The branch offers a host of different jobs for all backgrounds, from construction to physician. Check out all of the areas for which the US Navy hires:
• Arts & Education: Photographer, musician, news & media, world languages,
• Business & Legal: Finance & accounting, business management, purchasing, supply & logistics, attorney & legal support, human resources, office & administrative support, public affairs.
• Engineering & Applied Science: Civil engineering, construction, electronics, meteorology & oceanography, surface warfare officer.
• Information & Technology: Computer science, info tech, telecommunications, intelligence, cryptology.
• Special Warfare/Special Operations: Navy SEALs (Sea, Air & Land), aviation rescue swimmers, explosive ordinance disposal technician, navy diver.
Working at US Navy
Both navy and civilian professionals are rich and diverse—in fact, many of the civilian jobs (like business or logistics) work with the navy professional side-by-side. There’s also a ton of growth opportunity via training, education, and even recreational facilities and programs. It’s family-friendly with child development and youth programs as well. Check out more US Navy jobs below.