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    I have used the search function and have read numerous posts regarding the age requirement to get a SEAL Contract. Most of the posts had said that you had to be enlisted/DEP by your 28th birthday but then you had until your 29th birthday to earn your contract and ship to boot camp. The most recent post I saw on the issues was dated 2013 so I am unaware if things have changed since then. I went and talked to my recruiter yesterday and he said that you must have your Contract before your 28th birthday. I would appreciate Mr. Williams input on the matter. With that being said all feed back is valued.

    Which is correct

    1.) Must be Enlisted/DEP by 28th Birthday then have until 29th birthday to earn contract and be in boot camp?

    2.) Have contract by 28th Birthday? and in boot camp by 29th?

    3.) Also what are the chances of receiving and age waiver in general? If candidate is over 28 but not 29 yet?
    It was my understanding that age waivers are extremely difficult to get and for the most part never granted cause of the large number of eligible candidates.


    Thanks

  • #2
    Originally posted by JPULL89 View Post
    I have used the search function and have read numerous posts regarding the age requirement to get a SEAL Contract. Most of the posts had said that you had to be enlisted/DEP by your 28th birthday but then you had until your 29th birthday to earn your contract and ship to boot camp. The most recent post I saw on the issues was dated 2013 so I am unaware if things have changed since then. I went and talked to my recruiter yesterday and he said that you must have your Contract before your 28th birthday. I would appreciate Mr. Williams input on the matter. With that being said all feed back is valued.

    Which is correct

    1.) Must be Enlisted/DEP by 28th Birthday then have until 29th birthday to earn contract and be in boot camp?

    2.) Have contract by 28th Birthday? and in boot camp by 29th?

    3.) Also what are the chances of receiving and age waiver in general? If candidate is over 28 but not 29 yet?
    It was my understanding that age waivers are extremely difficult to get and for the most part never granted cause of the large number of eligible candidates.


    Thanks
    Did you ever find out the answer to this? I have the exact same question and am in the exact same situation. I am 27 and turn 28 in 2 months so it would be very important for me to know just how much of a window I have. The recruiter I spoke with was also unsure. Any input on this matter would be greatly appreciated.

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    • #3
      Guys, you must be contracted and ship to RTC before your 29th birthday
      Please "Private Message" me on this forum if you have questions. I will respond to you at my earliest convenience.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by aquaman5342 View Post
        Guys, you must be contracted and ship to RTC before your 29th birthday
        Thank you for your response and for clearing that up. I was under the impression that I had up to the day of my 28 birthday, meaning I would only have 2 months left rather then having my 28th year to earn a contract. Thank you.

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        • #5
          It is true, age waivers are not granted as in the past so if you are going to pursue this program get in touch with the NRD mentor now since there are enlistment and NSW screening processes that require administrative work. It is not always a fast turnaround and all applicant/future sailors normally are in DEP for 4-5 months once an SO contract is assigned. No one gets classified and goes to RTC in a shorter amount of time so you will be doing PSTs monthly until then.
          Please "Private Message" me on this forum if you have questions. I will respond to you at my earliest convenience.

          SEAL + SWCC Forum Moderator
          U.S. Navy SEAL + SWCC Scout Team

          T: 888-USN-SEAL
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          • #6
            Ok I will do so immediately thank you for all your help.

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