How to Join the Philippine Navy? Basic Req'ts & Qualifications | Pay, Benefits & Privileges

Aspiring to serve and defend our territory against external threat or conflict with other countries then, join the country’s most elite forces, the Philippine Navy.

The Philippine Navy is a highly specialized service branch of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and one of the three uniformed services of the Republic of the Philippines. It has an estimated of 24,000 active personnel and operates 101 ships in active service.


Its main mission is to organize, train, equip, maintain, develop and deploy forces for prompt and sustained naval and maritime operations in support of the Unified Commands in the accomplishment of the AFP mission.

To help you step closer to your dreams of joining the Philippine Navy below are the initial requirements, qualifications guide, recruitment procedures and information about benefits, pay, and benefits.



For Candidate Soldiers, he must possess the following qualifications:


BASIC SEAMAN COURSE (BSC)


INITIAL REQUIREMENTS: Original and Photocopy of NSO Birth Certificate, Original and Photocopy of Transcript of Records, Original and Photocopy of College Diploma, 2x2 colored ID Picture with white Background and Accomplished Application Form

- Must be a natural born Filipino citizen and of good moral character.
- Must be between 18-23 years old.
- Unmarried and with no child to support.
- Holder of at least 72 units in college (preferably technical courses) or Technical Education and Skills Development Authority National Certificate II (TESDA NC II).
- Height requirement is 5'0" for both Male and Female.
- Must not have any pending civil / criminal case.
- Physically and mentally fit for training.
- Must have complete four front (anterior teeth) and at least three molars (back teeth) on both upper and lower jaws.
- Must pass the AFP Service Aptitude Test (AFPSAT) and IQ examination.


MARINE BASIC COURSE (MBC)


INITIAL REQUIREMENTS: Birth Certificate (NSO), High School Diploma, Transcript of Records if at least 72 units in College and if high school graduate with TESDA Certificate, 2x2 Picture with white background

- Must be a Filipino Citizen and of Good Moral character.
- Must be 18-23 years old.
- Unmarried and with no child to support.
- Holder of at least 72 units in college or graduate of any TESDA course (TESDA Certificate, Enrollment Report and Terminal Records)
- Height of at least 5'4" (male) and 5'2" (female)
- Must not have any pending civil / criminal case.
- Physically, Mentally and Psychiological fit for military training.

NAVAL OFFICER CANDIDATE COURSE (NOCC) for SAILORS and MARINES
For SAILORS

INITIAL REQUIREMENTS: Original and Photocopy of NSO Birth Certificate, Original and Photocopy of Transcript of Records, Original and Photocopy of College Diploma, 2x2 colored ID Picture with white Background and Accomplished Application Form

- Must be a natural born Filipino citizen and of good moral character.
- Must be between 21-28 years old.
- Unmarried and with no child to support.
- Graduate of a 4-year baccalaureate degree (preferably technical courses).
- Height of 5'0" for both Male and Female.
- Must not have any pending civil / criminal case.
- Physically and mentally fit for training.
- Must have complete four front (anterior teeth) and at least three molars (back teeth) on both upper and lower jaws.
- Must pass the AFP Service Aptitude Test (AFPSAT), IQ and Special Written Examination (SWE).


For MARINES


INITIAL REQUIREMENTS: Birth Certificate (NSO), College Diploma, Transcript of Records and 2x2 Picture with white background

- Must be a Filipino Citizen and of Good Moral character.
- Must be 21-29 years old.
- Unmarried and with no child to support.
- Graduate of any baccalaureate degree.
- Height of at least 5'4" (male) and 5'2" (female)
- Must not have any pending civil / criminal case.
- Physically, Mentally and Psychiological fit for military training.
- Must pass the AFP Service Aptitude Test (AFPSAT), IQ and Special Written Examination (SWE).

What can the PN Sailor and Marine Corps offer?

- Competitive Pay and Allowances.
- Insurance and Health Care Benefits.
- Billeting and Housing Privileges.
- Leadership and other Skills Training.
- Free Medical and Dental Service (Including Dependents).
- Job Security
- Opportunity for Career Advancement.
- Opportunities for Post Graduate studies both within the country and abroad.
- Opportunity to lead the sailors / marines.
- Opportunities to serve in international peacekeeping missions under United Nations.



PAY & ALLOWANCES

  • NOCC Basic Pay of 52,143 for Officers in the rank of Probationary Ensign/ Probationary 2LT, an additional monthly allowance of P5,660.00 and other allowances and benefits.
  • BSC Basic Pay of P29,668 for Enlisted Personnel as Candidate Soldier, an additional monthly allowance of P5,660.00 and other allowances and benefits.
  • Longevity Pay - 10% of the current monthly base pay compounded for every five years of active military service.
  • Cash gifts and bonuses

BENEFITS & PRIVILEGES
  • Meal Allowance
  • Housing Facilities
  • Clothing Allowance
  • Free medical and dental services (including dependents)
  • Financial assistance (in terms of salary loans, policy loans, business loans, and housing loans thru AFPSLAI, RSBS, PNSLAI, MBAI, and Pag-ibig Fund)
  • Insurance through AFPMBAI, SGTI and AFPGIC
  • Scholarship grants to qualified dependents
  • Local/Foreign Schooling (for qualified personnel in the active military service)
  • Disability pension
  • Commutation of accumulated leave

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

To apply to visit the Philippine recruitment office in Bonifacio Naval Station, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City for the schedules of exams in Manila and Cavite area.

Or catch the Philippine Navy Mobile Recruitment to visit your area and have the entrance exam. 

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NAVY PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT CENTER
Bonifacio Naval Station Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City
Phone Number: (02) 815-3420 loc 6137
Mobile Number: (+63) 917-476-3071 / (+63) 919-558-6274

MARINES RECRUITMENT CENTER
Marine Barracks Fort Bonifacio, Bonifacio Naval Station, Taguig City
Phone Number: (02) 893-2121 loc 935
Mobile Number: (+63) 917-785-6758 


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For more information, please visit our website at https://www.afpcrs.com/afprecruitment or inquire at the Philippine Army, Philippine Navy, and Philippine Air Force Recruitment Offices and/or any Philippine Army, Philippine Navy, and Philippine Air Force Units in your locality.

Sources: Civil Relations Service AFP /ARO Luzon

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