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Navy Master-at-Arms Requirements

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The Master-at-Arms (MA) rating within the Navy performs many duties such as anti-terrorism, force protection, investigations, and security. The MA has to meet the basic Navy requirement as any other candidate.

Basic Naval Requirements

The candidate must be a U.S. citizen, hold a current driver's license, have good command of the English language, normal color perception, 20/20 correctable sight, and normal hearing. The candidate must be able to pass the Navy physical fitness requirements as well as a medical exam. The candidate must not have any criminal convictions, a history of mental disorders, or problems with alcohol or drugs.

Schools

The candidate must attend three job schools: 40 days at Lackland AFB in TX, 50 days at Hampton Roads, VA, and 50 days at Kings Bay, GA.

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ASVAB Score

The candidate must pass the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) testing with a minimum score of 45 in word knowledge and a minimum score of 55 in arithmetic reasoning. The candidate must pass with a combined score of 100.

Security Clearance

The candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.

About the Author

Kimberley Riccio has been writing professionally since 1978. She writes travel articles for various e-magazines and other online publications. Riccio holds a Bachelor of Science in business management from Wilmington University, culinary certification from Le Cordon Blu and a Master of Science in cultural sociology from the Defense Graduate Institute.

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