I'm 25 and going to school part time working on a BS in electrical engineering. After graduation my goal is to get commissioned as an officer and work on nuclear reactors. I'm an electrician by trade and have general construction experience as well as experience working with some heavy equipment. In the years while I'm working on my degree I am thinking about joining the Navy Reserve. Of course with my construction experience I am looking heavily into the Seabees. Are there any other ratings that would help me out in my goal to work on the nukes that I am overlooking? From what I can tell the reserves don't have any part of the nuke program. When I am ready to go active duty after graduation, will my time in the reserves be looked at favorably or will that have no bearing whatsoever? And also, I've read that with my college credit I would enlist at an E3. Is that correct and how does it impact the rest of my career? Wanna kill these ads? We can help!