If you are interested in becoming a Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Sea, Air, and Land (SEAL) Officer, begin the application process by e-mailing the Prospective Naval Special Warfare Officer Data Card to SEAL_Apply@navy.mil. Verify receipt of your document if you don't receive a response within 96 hours. For additional information about Naval Special Warfare, please visit SEALSWCC.com.
***Applications for SEAL Officer Assessment and Selection 2022 are due by 24 February 2022***
***Applications for active duty SO and SB enlisted Sailors for the September 2022 SEAL Officer Selection Panel are due by 30 June 2022***
Application guides by accession source
• Officer Candidate School (OCS)
• Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC)
• Lateral Transfer
• Inter-Service Transfer
• Inter-Service Academy
• United States Naval Academy (USNA): The application process for USNA midshipmen is administered by the senior SEAL at USNA.
Annual SEAL Officer Application Sequence of Events
1. February - Applications for all candidates other than active duty SO and SB enlisted members are due to SEAL_apply@navy.mil.
2. March - Down select panel narrows down eligible applicants. Selected candidates from this panel are invited to attend SEAL Officer Assessment and Selection (SOAS).
3. June - Enlisted SO and SB application packages are due to SEAL_apply@navy.mil.
4. June, July, August - SOAS takes place in three different sessions during the Summer in Coronado, CA.
5. The SEAL Officer Selection Panel convenes in September to select candidates who will begin SEAL training during the subsequent fiscal year.
Naval Special Warfare (NSW) conducts an annual officer selection panel to select the next generation of SEAL officers. SEAL officers are expected to lead men and women in combat operations early in their careers. In addition to the traditional concentration on direct action and surveillance and reconnaissance missions, officers will be diplomats and development experts. They must be culturally aware, adept at interagency collaboration, and experts at waging war at the individual to the troop level in complex, politically sensitive, and dangerous environments. SEAL officers will be required to fill critical leadership positions, and must be honorable men and women who can represent the nation well throughout the world. Officer selection is highly competitive; applicants must be dedicated to the NSW community and its mission.