Written by Thomas Goering, NCCM USN(RET)
Published: January 19, 2018
Updated: January 20, 2018
Effective immediately, the maximum age for active duty non-prior service United States Navy applicants has been increased from 34 to 39 years of age. The applicant must be able to ship to boot-camp before their 40th birthday. The minimum age of 17 with consent remains the same.
All separate and specific age requirement for individual Navy ratings and programs remain the same (Nuclear Power, Navy Diver, Aircrew, etc.).
There is no change to the maximum age for non-prior service applicants entering the Navy Reserve. For the Navy Reserve, and applicant must be at least 18 and no more than 39 years of age.
Additionally, the age requirements for prior service applicants remains the same.
Article published: January 19, 2018.