The Navy works to maintain correctional facilities and detainment centers. The Navy Correctional Officer is a sub set of the Military Police Correctional field, and it provides the Commander of their Unit by enforcing and upholding the law. Navy Correctional Specialists work to help prevent and suppress crime. As part of the military police arena, they are responsible for assisting in the following duties; providing military readiness and posture, using military order and control over inmates, preventing crime and suppressing violence against military personnel, reporting on offenses and investigation of different crimes, and preventing and quelling disturbances. You will also work to maintain facilities order and security at a variety of military installations.
Serving as a Navy Correctional Enlisted specialist you will be responsible for providing security for confined personnel, and supervising personnel that are restrained. Some of the Navy personnel that you will be assigned to supervise will be awaiting trial, and some will have already been convicted in courts martial or of a crime in court. Others may be personnel that are awaiting trial or are in lock up. Navy Correctional Specialists are on duty to provide supervision of daily activities of inmates and to provide 24 hours supervision and control. Correctional Navy Specialists supervise at Navy and Marine Corps Brigs, and at a variety of Correctional Custody units. The Correctional Specialist in the Navy Process inmates that are due for release, and for transfer to and from confinement. They guard prisoners, and pursue absentees, and work to deal with deserters and military members who have gone AWOL without permission. Navy Correctional Officers work to apprehend and find escaped prisoners, and a number of other different correctional duties.
Navy Correctional Specialist works with prisoner funds and personal property. They document report and observe changes and different infractions of behavior, and report on these issues to their commands. To be considered for the position of Navy Corrections Office you have to score 100 minimum on the ASVAB GT section. You have to also be a minimum of nineteen years of age. You have to have a clean record, and not have ever been convicted of any crimes except for minor traffic offenses. Training will begin with boot camp, and then you will proceed to advanced Navy Class A school. You will study to be a Navy military police officer and then specialize as a Navy Correctional specialist.