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Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate (NUPOC) Program

As part of the Navy’s Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate Program (NUPOC), you’ll join a world-renowned team of engineers, scientists, and educators who manage the Sailors and maintain the propulsion plants for the Navy’s most important assets.
While still in college you'll receive a bi-weekly base pay as well as a housing stipend for the area of which you're attending school. This is not ROTC. Your military obligations would include completing a semi-annual physical assessment, passing a federal drug test, and maintaining a GPA at or above 3.0.

Nuclear Jobs Available after college graduation:  
-Surface Warfare Officer -Nuclear Option
-Submarine Officer
-Nuclear Instructor
-Naval Reactors Engineer
Our people are our most valuable assets, so we care for them well. With world-class training, opportunity to pay for college and advanced degrees, access to the best health care in the country, retirement plans, tax incentives, and more perks than you could have imagined, Navy active-duty benefits are the most competitive out there.
•      Earn up to $168,300 while finishing your degree
•      Regular monthly income ranging from $3,280 to $5,610 for up to 30 months prior to your graduation   
•      Free graduate education through Post 9/11 GI Bill
•      Receive an immediate one-time sign-on bonus of $15,000
•      30 days of paid vacation time each year
•      Competitive and pay and bonuses: Total compensation at 4 years of service for Lieutenant with dependents in San Diego, CA ($112,343.76)
•      Automatic Promotions based on ability and performance
•      Comprehensive medical and dental care at no cost
•      Low-cost childcare services
•      Opportunities to travel the world
•      Excellent retirement benefits including Blended Retirement System/Pension and 5% 401K Government matching contribution
•      Food allowances
•      A housing allowance that is based upon the location of the school you attend
To be an eligible candidate, you must be:
•      A U.S. citizen
•      19-29 years old
•      In pursuit of a bachelor's degree within 2.5 years from graduation and be currently enrolled full time, or have obtained a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
•      Completion of 2 semesters of calculus with a grade of B or better
•      Completion of one year of calculus-based physics with a grade of B or better
•      Prior Service Navy and other branches of service are welcome to apply
Makeup of a competitive candidate:
•      GPA > 3.0, preferably in preferably in mathematics, engineering, physics, chemistry or other technical areas
•      Physical fitness
•      Extra-curricular activities
•      Community involvement
•      Outstanding character
•      Great leadership potential
•      Excellent communication skills