Navy SWCC are physically fit, mentally sharp, mature and resilient. Those men who want to become SWCC are screened to determine their potential to succeed in the community.
In addition to meeting the basic requirements for enlistment or commissioning in the Navy, candidates interested in becoming a SWCC must meet rigorous physical and mental requirements.
The physical fitness of a potential candidate is assessed using:
Pre-enlistment medical screening
Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)
Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT)
Computerized-Special Operations Resilience Test (C-SORT)
Physical Screening Test (PST)
The ASVAB and AFQT are used to assess a candidate's mental sharpness and ability to learn. While the C-SORT is used to screen his maturity and mental resilience.
PHYSICAL SCREENING TEST: ADMINISTERED BY NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE
USE | PST CALCULATOR
To receive a Navy SWCC contract, a candidate must pass the SWCC PST, consisting of:
500 yard swim - 10 minute rest
Maximum push-ups in 2 minutes - 2 minute rest
Maximum curl-ups in 2 minutes - 2 minute rest
Maximum pull-ups in 2 minutes - 10 minute rest
1.5 mile run - done in shorts and running shoes
|PHYSICAL SCREENING TEST
|Swim 500 yard breast or side stroke
|Run 1.5 miles
To qualify for a contract, a prospective candidate must meet the minimum requirements. The qualifying SWCC PST must be administered by a Naval Special Warfare coordinator or mentor. Prospective candidates can increase their chances of being selected for Basic Creman Training (BCT) and succeeding in training by having optimum SWCC PST scores.
You can judge your current level of fitness by using the SWCC PST Calculator.
ASVAB: MEASURING YOUR ABILITY TO LEARN
ADMINISTERED | AT MEPS
These series of test are administered by the Military Entrance Processing Station
and are used to evaluate a recruits mental sharpness and ability
To qualify, an applicant must score the following on the ASVAB:
1. VE + AR = a minimum score of 103 and MC = a minimum score of 51
The standard ASVAB contains the following subtests:
Arithmetic Reasoning (AR)
Assembling Objects (AO)
Automotive Information (AI)
Electronics Information (EI)
General Science (GS)
Mathematics Knowledge (MK)
Mechanical Comprehension (MC)
Paragraph Comprehension (PC)
Shop Information (SI)
Word Knowledge (WK)
Verbal Expression (VE) - a scaled combination of WK+PC
What if my ASVAB score isn't high enough?
If you don't meet ASVAB requirements, the best thing to do is to re-take the ASVAB. You can re-take the ASVAB 30 calendar days after your most recent ASVAB score.
If you are not in the Navy, you will have to work with your recruiter to study for and re-take the ASVAB. If you are a Fleet candidate, Navy College offers ASVAB preparation courses you can take while you arrange a re-test with your career counselor.
You may be eligible for a waiver if you are a particularly strong candidate and your score is close to the minimum.
Specifically, you will not receive a waiver if your Mechanical Comprehension (MC) score is more than five points below the minimum. If your overall ASVAB score is a few points low and you are not in the Navy, you will need to work with your Navy recruiter to seek a waiver through Navy Recruiting Command.
Waivers are granted on a case-by-case basis. They will look at the applicant's Physical Screening Test scores and the strength of the overall application package to make the determination. If you are already in the Navy, submit your transfer package. It will be evaluated by the SWCC detailer who will make a recommendation to the NSW Enlisted Community Manager who will make the determination.
What's the max ASVAB score waiver?
Overall score waivers are granted on a case-by-case basis; however, if your Mechanical Comprehension (MC) score is more than five points below the minimum, you will not be granted a waiver.
CSORT: TESTING MENTAL TOUGHNESS AND RESILIENCE
COMBINED | BAND SCORE
The Computerized-Special Operations Resilience Test, or C-SORT, is designed to assess a prospective SWCC candidate's mental toughness or resilience. The test includes multiple sections designed to assess a prospective candidate's abilities in three areas:
Performance strategies test for capabilities such as a person's goal-setting, self-talk and emotional control. Psychological resilience focuses on assessing several other areas like an individual's acceptance of life situations and the ability to deal with cognitive challenges and threats.
The scores on the sections of this test are combined into a band score on a scale of one to four. A band score of four indicates that a candidate is most mentally resilient, and a one indicates the lowest level of mental resilience. Each prospective SWCC candidate can only take the C-SORT one time.
To determine eligibility for the SWCC program, the C-SORT band score is combined with the candidate's run and swim time. People who have low C-SORT and slow combined run and swim times will not be considered for SWCC contracts. They will be counseled that they are not ready to pursue a career as a SWCC.
While candidates are not allowed to retake the C-SORT, a candidate can demonstrate his motivation by improving his PST score - particularly run and swim times - and re-taking the Delayed Entry Program qualifying PST in order to move into the qualifying band to become eligible for a SWCC contract.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: MUST BE ABLE TO OBTAIN A SECRET CLEARANCE
VISION CORRECTION | PERMITTED
Applicants must be 17 to 30. Waivers for men ages 31 to 34 are available for highly qualified candidates.
Vision must be correctable to 20/25. Uncorrected vision must be at least 20/70 in the worst eye and 20/40 in the best. Color blindness is disqualifying.
Candidates must be U.S. citizens.
In addition to the other requirements listed on this website, applicants must be able to obtain a secret security clearance, and must remain morally, mentally and physically qualified.
| Read more about enlisted general req's on the SEAL + SWCC Training Forum.