CIVIL ENGINEER CORPS OPTION
Age: STA-21 CEC Option applicants must be able to complete degree requirements and be commissioned prior to age 42. No waivers will be granted.
Enlisted Source: CEC Option is now accepting applications from all ratings. In addition to standard STA-21 eligibility criteria, STA-21 CEC Option selectees must have at least four years of active duty (of which at least three years were in an other than formal training environment).
Educational Requirements: Applications for the STA-21 CEC Option must have sufficient college credits to complete requirements for a first professional, Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) engineering degree or National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) architecture degree within 36 months of starting STA-21 studies.
Selectees will major in a National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) accredited architecture program or Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited engineering curricula and maintain a 3.0 minimum grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale. Preferred engineering degrees are civil, mechanical, ocean and electrical engineering.
Medical Standards: Same as Core STA-21 Program except color-blindness is not a disqualifying condition.
Service Obligation: STA-21 CEC Option Selectees incur a five-year active duty obligation upon commissioning. Additional obligated service may be incurred as a result of special training received following commissioning.