US Navy Interview Questions

Updated 15 Oct 2014
Updated 15 Oct 2014
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    Security Forces Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Go to a recruiter, be a certain weight and able to perform physical exercise, take an asvab, meet with a rater at the MEPS office to find out what rate/job you qualify for try to hold out for one you want but really at the end of the day it will be what the Navy needs. Pick your rate then determine when you go to boot camp you can wait up to a year to go to boot camp just tell them if you need to take care of your family first. After this boot camp and your done it's a pass or fail from there.

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
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    Information Systems Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at US Navy.

    Interview Details

    Ask the Recruiter near you. The requirements change with the demand of the US Navy and the availability for the particular rating you want. If you don't have easy access to a Recruiter near you, just go to www.navy.mil for assistance.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Seaman Recuit Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Knoxville, TN (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Knoxville, TN (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 11+ monthsinterviewed at US Navy.

    Interview Details

    If you want to be an officer, go get decent grades at college, and apply at a recruiting officer for one of their programs. If you want to be 'enlisted', visit a recruiting office and take a short practice version of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB).

    What they are looking for is a lack of criminal activities, good health (fitness, eye sight, hearing, etc.), and decent potential to learn new information and skills. If you have any sort of ties to another country, they will want to know about these as well.

    If you have taken prescription drugs for any ongoing condition, this will either bar you, or require a waiver. Don't let the recruiter be lazy, go for the waiver and don't hide it. The recruiters don't want to have to do the extra work to help you with your waivers. They work off a quota system, and will be sent back to a ship if they can't meet their quotas, so they are under a lot of pressure to spend as little time on each potential applicant as possible. The recruiter is telling you to just not talk about it to save themselves some effort, but remember that fraudulent enlistment, even you don't realize that this is what they are trying to get you to do, is a crime. It will also put you in an awkward position for the rest of your career if you find out after the fact that they didn't record what you told them verbally. Make sure that they write down everything you tell them, and that it actually gets submitted, and properly waived.

    Personally, my recruiter spent time with me, was honest, and helped me out with things not directly related to the Navy recruitment process. However, he was not the first recruiter I talked to, and a few of them tried to pull the non-sense I warned about above. Visit a few different offices for any branch that you are considering; ideally visit ones that are hundreds of miles from each other. If you don't feel like you are being adequately serviced at any point, work with a different recruiter. Their is a head recruiter at every office, and they in turn are over seen by a regional recruiter.

    Once you agree to join and have selected a job, you are placed in the Delayed Entry Program. Time in DEP counts towards the eight years you are actually on the hook for no matter you initial contract says, and consists of going to meetings and exercising. If you aren't in decent shape, purposefully pick a far off ship date when you are at MEPS so that boot camp will suck less for you. You don't need the extra negative attention that looking or being fat is going to garner in that environment, and it negatively affects the 80 or so people with which you are going to spend a few months in close quarters. It also gives you time to memorize all the things that everyone else in boot camp is going to be learning. They aren't teaching you anything at your DEP office? Tell your recruiter that you are attending DEP meetings at another office.

    Before 'shipping out' you will again be sent to MEPS for a final screening before flying to Great Lakes.

    Interview Questions
    • They ask you about every aspect of your personal life. If you need a security clearance later, it will be more of the same, but with an larger investigation, and more specific information.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    People that tell you that there is no negotiation process are just silly. There are many incentive programs available to the recruiters, and they don't have to tell you about any of them unless they are needed to make the sale, and they feel that you are worth the trouble of the extra work (meaning: you have a clean record, and awesome ASVAB and Fitness scores.) The best position for you to take is to seem like you are tempted, but still very willing to walk away from the deal. It is true in the recruiting office, when you see the person who places you in a rate at MEPS, and when your chain of command asks you about you re-enlistment plans a few years later. The less of a problem you are for the recruiter (i.e. you comply with showing up on time, doing what is needed, acting respectful to other people, exercising, staying out of trouble) the more likely they are to tell you about additional programs without actually needing to do so to make their sale. They are very busy usually, and the more respectful you are of that the more help you will get.

    After the initial screening at the office over a few days or weeks, you will be scheduled for health screening and job selection at MEPS. You will be examined, asked questions, and finally see a placement specialist. They have a list of jobs that they are needing to fill, and those that they are supposed to push you into in order to fill chronically or temporarily under-staffed areas; this is another sales person. I would recommend being undecieded and leave without selecting anything. This will severely annoy your recruiter, and mean that you will have to take an extra trip to MEPS. However, write down all the jobs that are open and find some people who know what the current conditions and future out-look for those ratings are (i.e. Ask people currently in the Navy, who aren't involved with Recruiting or MEPS.) I don't know if it is still the case, but when I went, their were different bonuses assigned to different shipment dates, and I purposely went to Chicago in the middle of winter because it made my bonus $2000 dollars higher. If you were promised something and it isn't in the paperwork, it doesn't exist. My rate supposedly required a five year contract, but in school we found a guy who managed to get the same deal on a four year contract.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Enlisted Sailor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at US Navy.

    Interview Details

    You take ASVAB placement test to establish what "jobs" or rates you qualify for. Then you have to submit information for a background check and undergo medical evaluation to establish suitablity

    Interview Questions
    • Mainly questions to establish if you are going to be an "at-risk" enlistee or not allowed to enlist: arrest record, drug use, financial standing, driving record, medical conditions, citizenship   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    None
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Aviation Electrician Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at US Navy.

    Interview Details

    Sign you name on the dotted line....if you qualify after taking the ASVAB test then you will have your choice of jobs, which the recruiter will go over with you. It's not a very lengthy process, but come armed with questions and possibly a friend or trusted person who has, recently, gone through the process themselves and will know what the recruiter is talking about. This will also not allow the recruiter/s to influence you into something you won't like or enjoy as a career in the Navy. Then you won't be one of the individuals who you'll hear saying, "my recruiter screwed me."

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Nuclear Electricians Mate Navy Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Find a recruiters office, sign your name, take the test...pass. the initial test isnt that hard but the follow has a large portion of math and science that will trip most people up, but maintain focus and you'll be in the higher end of things

    Interview Questions
    • nuke school is way harder then anyone will ever tell you   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Surface Warfare Officer - Nuclear Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at US Navy.

    Interview Details

    Applied to the Navy's Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate (NUPOC) Program through an officer recruiter after meeting said recruiter during a visit to my university. After a detailed application process, I was invited to Naval Reactors in Washington DC for a formal interview. This consisted first of technical interviews in the morning with two experienced engineers who had worked at NR for years. The more intimidating interview was in the afternoon, with the 4-star admiral in charge of the program.

    Interview Questions
    • Most difficult question was explaining a single unsatisfactory grade on my college transcript (for Differential Equations).   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    E-6 US Navy Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at US Navy.

    Interview Details

    Went to talk with recruiter, signed the paper work , went to MEPS, got medical review by a crazy doctor that must have come out of Cannon Ball Run, you know, the one who wanted to use the glove to check everyones' prostate, took a test, and I was off to boot camp.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    E5 - Navy - Petty Officer Second Class Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at US Navy.

    Interview Details

    Took the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery in high school and was contacted by the recruiter. Went into the Delayed Entry Program for several months waiting for a spot in the Advanced Computer and Electronics Field to open up. During that time, I learned some Basic Military Requirements and did some physical training to automatically advance to E-2 out of recruit training.

    Interview Questions
    • They ask for pretty much every single document related to you so make sure you can dig those up.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    standard entry program into the military out of High school. you will be entered into DEP and once your spot opens you will be sent to MEPS for entry processing paperwork and physicals. upon successful completion of this process you will be sent to boot camp.

    Interview Questions
    • Have you ever partook in the use of an illegal or controlled substance, or drank under the legal age.   View Answer
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    sign on the line!
    Accepted Offer

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