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Might be a good idea. Waivers to 35 are available to NPS Instr applicants. THe GPA is still low, but it will depend on what classes the poor grades came in, and if you retake them like you say, it will help. Also, for NPS Instr it really make a difference how good your interpersonal skills are. I recently talked to a guy that used to interview NUC applicants at Naval Reactors. He said that since the Instr applicants were going to be standing up in front of a classroom as well as conducting one on one instruction, they looked very closely at personality and communication skills. Maybe that will get you past the GPA thing. And since NPS Instrs are now HR guys you can stay in the Navy and take HR oriented billets. Back in the day, they did one 4 yrear tour and were done.etnuclearsailor said:If it's nuclear power, not submarine service, that interests you more, then perhaps you could consider a posting as a nuclear power school instructor. Candidates for the NPS instructor program are commissioned as restricted line officers in the Human Resources community and sent to Officer Indoctrination School in Newport. After "knife and fork school", you'd go to Charleston, SC to teach reactor theory, math, physics, or any number of topics to enlisted nuclear power students. The tour is four years, and I have a feeling they may be more lenient towards your age (I knew instructors who were given waivers for a lot of other issues). Talk to the OSO and see what he/she thinks if this interests you.