Fuel Your Future

As a leading defense contractor, we value the experience, skills, and knowledge veterans gain throughout their service in the military. Leadership, work ethic, and training from their military service are the key components that drive individuals to succeed at NASSCO.

Skillbridge Candidates

NASSCO is an authorized partner of the Skillbridge Program. Candidates who are in their final 180 days of military service have the opportunity to transition into civilian work at NASSCO with industry-specific training and professional development. To ensure a smooth transition for those looking to pursue future careers at NASSCO, each candidate will obtain access to unique learning opportunities and tools that directly apply to their future roles.

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Transfer Your Talents

Transitioning members of the U.S. Armed Forces possess a unique blend of skills, discipline, and experience that makes them invaluable assets at General Dynamics NASSCO. For Active Duty service members looking to transition into a civilian role at NASSCO, we encourage you to connect with us by joining our transitioning military talent community.
Those who obtains employment are encouraged to connect with our Veteran Network employee resource group (ERG). The Veterans Network is company sponsored and open to all employees. Members get access to curated programming and networking opportunities. Our current membership is diverse in respect to wartime eras, time served and additional unique attributes.

Why Come Onboard

  • Open to all MOS's/ranks
  • Program is open year round
  • Experience may lead to employment after internship completion
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One Team, OneNASSCO, better every day

At General Dynamics NASSCO, we recognize the invaluable impact that veterans have in the shipbuilding industry. Our Veteran employees are foundational to our success and typically hold a deep-rooted understanding of our business products. We are committed to hiring competitive and qualified job candidates who have served in the military.

If you identify as the spouse of an active duty military service member you are in the right place, we’d love to support your transition into NASSCO’s workforce.

Skillbridge Experience


Reginal Fisher is a retired Lieutenant Commander with 28 years of total service in the U.S. Navy.

What led you to apply for a SkillBridge internship with General Dynamics NASSCO?

Having spent most of my career in San Diego, General Dynamics NASSCO has always been a familiar landmark since it’s located right next door to Naval Base San Diego and across the bay from Naval Base CoronadoNASSCO works directly with the Navy, building the ships that I served on for a major part of my career. When an opportunity to intern through the Skillbridge program came up, this company felt like the perfect fit for me. The location, the reputation of the company, and the familiarity with the product produced all played a factor in my decision to apply.


How did the SkillBridge / General Dynamics NASSCO Internship Program help your transition from active duty to a civilian career?

As a Human Resources Officer for the Navy, transitioning into civilian Human Resources was truly an eye-opening experience. While many processes were similar, there were also distinct differences, particularly in the laws governing the civilian workforce. Learning the rules and being trained and mentored by some of the top Human Resources professionals at General Dynamics NASSCO made my transition seamless. From the HR assistant to the VP of HR, everyone provided the highest level of support as I navigated through this transition.


What would you tell others thinking about applying for the internship?

As a transitioning military member, I was anxious about my post-military life; finding employment was at the top of my concerns. General Dynamics NASSCO exceeded my expectations in every way. The people and their mission made me feel like I was at home. I wholeheartedly recommend the Skillbridge program through NASSCO to any Sailor, Airman, Marine or Solider transitioning out of the military.



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