Monitoring Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) activity in the Pacific
As national security becomes more infused with technology, computer technicians, computer engineers and
information technologists play increasingly important roles in the U.S. Navy. From coordinating missions
to gathering intelligence, technology and people who are skilled in using it are vital parts of today’s Navy.
If you are interested in computers and technology and have a high school diploma, you could be a part of
the Navy?s computer science team.
Working in Navy Computer Science
Navy computer scientists operate the most advanced computer equipment and programs in the world today as they assist in maintaining national security. Navy computer scientists support Navy operations as they operate, update, secure and fix computer and electronics equipment, monitor radar and sonar, track targets and operate submerged communications equipment.
The Navy computer science field is not a typical office job. Navy computer scientists work in many
different environments including on U.S. or overseas bases or onboard a variety of ships, planes and even
Navy Computer Science Training and Education
Navy computer scientists learn how to work with communication systems, design databases and operate
underwater systems. Advanced electronics and computer training may also be available. Navy computer
science training also counts as college credits. Many sailors also have the opportunity to have college paid
for with the Navy Tuition Assistance Program.
After the Navy
Navy computer scientists gain advanced computer knowledge and information technology experience which makes them stand out in the field. Navy computer scientists show they can be responsible for doing a job which deals with sensitive information and guards national security. Navy computer scientists gain skills which prepare them for countless jobs in the computer and technology world. After the Navy, computer scientists may go on to work as systems operators, computer programmers or computer systems administrators. Additional titles may include:
– Database Administrators
– Data Communications Analysts
– Computer Systems Hardware Analysts
Navy computer scientists gain real skills with hardware and software which give them a significant
advantage in the information technology field.