I was talking to a veteran-Seabee last week in math lab here at the college, and we started talking about the navy and how I was interested in SWCC. The thing he suggested was to get my AA degree and then go in. Being that SWCC does not have an officer pipeline, and that (according to my research) Warrant Officers must be in the navy for 6 or 7 years, a rate of E-7 (or E-6 with the eligibility for E-7(?), would the AA degree help in any way? I've considered this option but I'm not sure if it would be of any help (I understand SWCC has an automatic advancement to E-4 upon completion of BCT and CQT?). I hope I made sense, I would hope for an answer specifically from some actually serving in the Navy, but other answers are fine. Thankyou.