Joining the Navy is a decision that could benefit you for the rest of your life. That is assuming that you survive several of the Navy’s most dangerous jobs.
Choosing your career when you sign up is important because it can help mold the career path you take after your time in the military comes to a close. No matter which career you decide to pursue when you join the Navy, it is advisable to know what you are getting into before you sign on the dotted line. If you are looking for the most dangerous jobs in the Navy, here are just a few:
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Flight Deck Crew on Aircraft Carrier
One of the most dangerous jobs in the Navy is any position that requires you to be on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier. There are many jobs in the Navy that are on the flight deck and every one carries the same dangers. These jobs are considered the most dangerous classification of jobs in the US Navy.
Accidents on flight decks can range from crew members falling overboard to a crew member being too close to an engine intake and ending up hurt or killed by being sucked into the aircraft engine. 42 crew members have been injured or killed since 1980 despite the rigorous safety standards of the Navy for everyone that works on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier.
A Navy SEAL
No surprise here! Not everyone has what it takes to become a Navy SEAL. The training is rigorous, intense and most who try to become a SEAL will fail. First, SEAL prospects must pass a rigorous physical training test while in basic training. Then afterwards about 200 or so will arrive in Coronado CA for the beginning of a six month bold and daring training comprised of three phases. Normally about 20 or so of the initial 200 will successfully graduate BUDS (Basic Underwater Demolition SEAL). Many believe that the Navy SEAL is the best of the best at their specialty.
The SEAL is expected to carry out their mission no matter what. No excuses ever! Their missions are usually done in silence and are completed as quickly as possible. They extract prisoners and enemies and gather useful information in places of the world that are too dangerous for anyone without their training and knowledge to go. No job too big or too small for this silent warrior.
One thing is for sure… becoming a Navy SEAL will change your life forever!
Rescue Swimmers are an elite team of Navy personnel that go through a rigorous training program to rescue people that are in the water and in danger of losing their life. It doesn’t matter what the weather conditions are, the Rescue Swimmer will have to rappel into the water. This MOS is responsible for the water rescue of Navy personnel in addition to civilians.
Rescue Swimmers can be called out for natural disasters, accidents and anything else that happen in the water that endangers the life of another human being. Rescue Swimmers have to be willing to risk their own life to save the life of another.
There are hundreds of jobs available in the Navy for recruits to choose from. Each has its own specialized training, physical requirements and ASVAB score requirements. These three dangerous jobs mentioned aren’t for everyone but they are three elite positions that are dangerous but at the same time they are some of the noble military career paths that you could choose to help build your civilian career after you leave the military.
There are many other bravado Navy careers. Like EOD for one. Please feel free to tell us about your favorite Navy career by blogging below! We’ll love to hear from you!
I want to be the first girl navy seal
Alex O'Donnell says
Im with you larry im joinin the navy on monday for the rescue swimmerjob and i plan on the SEALS down the road but the truth is you have to have crazy motivation to be the best of the best and its hard enough for a man but if you put a woman in there then you also have to worry about the fact that women struggle physically but especially in the upper body area and with that said its damn near impossible for a woman to fill the boots of a navy seal
Lizette Menera says
I will always fight for my country ( America ) we are the best and always will be. Joining the army means commitment and loyalty above all, leaving our family and loved ones and also risking our lives for our everyday freedom. I am proud to be a part of my country and certainly more than proud to defend my country America.
I was in the Navy back in the early 70’s, I was on THE JFK, FLIGHT DECK CREW, AT THE TIME I DID NOT THINK ABOUT THE DANGER, I DID MY JOB 24/7 AN HAD NO WORRY’S, NOW I FIND OUT IT WAS ONE BAD *** JOB I HAD, LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT.
Charles Vandiford says
I was aboard the USS America 1967-68 69 and 72 Terrace in North Vietnam Flight Deck did Bow Wow cash operations also firefighter rescue a very dangerous job had close calls and got her several times but I enjoyed my church went around the world I am a two-time golden shellback
Charles Vandiford says
Sorry for my poor spelling I was on the USS America 1967 through 72 tours in Viet Nam did Bow Wow cat operations firefighter rescue man hot soup man like to have lost my life several times but the Lord bless me had a great experience I am a two-time golden shelf back around the world twice
I was on the flight deck of a carrier v4 which is fueling aircraft so I know how dangerous it is
USS Oriskany CVA34 62-65 v-4 division Flightdeck fuels! Cheap bastards didnt evrn payus hazardous pay! They startrd end of 65! Maybe I can getback pay haha!