Hunter Biden, son of Vice President Joe Biden, has been selected to be commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Navy, NBC News reported on Friday. Biden's commission will be early next year if he passes medical tests and completes administrative paperwork. Biden, a civilian currently, will be commissioned as an ensign in the Navy Reserves and will be assigned to the Navy's public affairs department. Biden was one of seven applicants chosen to become a Reserve public affairs officer, a Navy spokesperson said. Biden, 42, applied for and was granted a waiver to join the program -- the age limit is 42.