Among the world’s flying forces, Naval Aviation has a reputation for excellence that is second to none. Here you may oversee the intricate communications, navigation and weapons systems of the Navy’s cutting-edge aircraft. Or help ensure the safety and success of the people and equipment involved – from takeoff to landing.

These Enlisted Sailors and Officers work in areas that include Flight Operations and Flight Support.

If you have a background or interest in these areas or related fields, you could be making the most of it as a Reservist. Making important contributions whenever you’re serving. And using the experience to further your civilian career.

If you have current or previous military experience as an aviator, you may want to learn more about becoming an Aviator in the Navy Reserve.

Potential affiliation or sign-on bonuses now available

You may qualify to earn a bonus from $5,000 to $20,000 when you join the Navy Reserve. Contact a Navy Reserve Recruiter for details. Currently serving in the Navy? Contact your Career Counselor or the Career Transition Office (CTO) for details.

Enlisted or Officer – what's the difference?

All members of the Navy and Navy Reserve are Sailors, first and foremost. Beyond that, Sailors are classified as either Enlisted or Officer. Find out why and what it means.