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Unread 07-17-2013, 01:02 AM   #1
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Thinking about serving after school

I'm a senior in high school, I'm honeslty thinking about joining the navy and trying to get into something nuclear, mainly for a good job when I get out. Still a little unsure about it all though. Any advice from the military jeepers of jf?

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Unread 07-18-2013, 01:19 AM   #2
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Can't tell you much about the Navy, or nuclear stuff; but you can't go wrong with serving your country. Best bet is to talk to a recruiter.
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Unread 07-19-2013, 09:10 AM   #3
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x2 on talking to a recruiter. They can answer any questions you have. Joining the USMC was the best thing I ever did. There is definitely a wealth of opportunity in joining the service. Good luck on your decision.
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Unread 07-20-2013, 06:36 AM   #4
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Go USCG!!!!!
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Unread 07-20-2013, 09:54 AM   #5
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Go USCG!!!!!
If I can get in hahaha, I hear they aren't letting many in right now
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Unread 07-20-2013, 01:54 PM   #6
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Have you looked at any senior private military schools like norwich university, vmi, the citidel, not for everyone but youre pretty much guaranteed a job you want in the navy or wherever
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Nobody is recruiting now. They just brought back ten year in the USCG. Basic training is essentially closed. 1slocamaro is stationed at the training center so he would know more. But the USCG will allow you plenty of opportunity once you get out
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Unread 08-15-2013, 03:03 PM   #8
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Nobody is recruiting now. They just brought back ten year in the USCG. Basic training is essentially closed. 1slocamaro is stationed at the training center so he would know more. But the USCG will allow you plenty of opportunity once you get out
Everyone is still recruiting, just not in large numbers. Also, my sons friend just enlisted in the USCG and is due to leave soon for boot camp.
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Unread 08-16-2013, 10:10 AM   #9
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Have you given any thought to Army ROTC? I work at West Virginia University in the ROTC dept and there are many options for degrees. If your grades are pretty good, there are plenty of scholarship options.


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Unread 08-16-2013, 11:09 AM   #10
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Have you given any thought to Army ROTC? I work at West Virginia University in the ROTC dept and there are many options for degrees. If your grades are pretty good, there are plenty of scholarship options.

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Nah, that's not for me, it will either be navy or military if I go,
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Unread 08-16-2013, 11:28 AM   #11
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Nah, that's not for me, it will either be navy or military if I go,
O.o what?? There are plenty of other career fields in the Navy that transfer over to the civi side. If you're wanting to go nuke just to have opportunities on the outside, IMO, you might be in for a bad time lol. The schooling is long, and intense..

But hey, if that's what you want.. Go talk to a recruiter
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Unread 08-16-2013, 12:02 PM   #12
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I enjoyed my service in the Navy, I was a FC, tomahawk tech. I got to fire the big missiles that everyone else oohhhs and awwws about. My big mistake was not sticking around and making a career out of it. I could have retired at 38 found another line of work and drawn a pension... dumb dumb dumb.

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Unread 08-16-2013, 03:08 PM   #13
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O.o what?? There are plenty of other career fields in the Navy that transfer over to the civi side. If you're wanting to go nuke just to have opportunities on the outside, IMO, you might be in for a bad time lol. The schooling is long, and intense..

But hey, if that's what you want.. Go talk to a recruiter
I meant I'd much rather go into the naval line I things. I'm honestly not sure what I want yet, I've got a year to think
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Unread 08-16-2013, 03:09 PM   #14
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I enjoyed my service in the Navy, I was a FC, tomahawk tech. I got to fire the big missiles that everyone else oohhhs and awwws about. My big mistake was not sticking around and making a career out of it. I could have retired at 38 found another line of work and drawn a pension... dumb dumb dumb.

Working on getting back in now.
That's harsh man, I don't know if I'd actually want to stay in that long, haha
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Unread 08-17-2013, 06:39 AM   #15
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Doing 20 years in the military is not for everyone, but look at it this way; you can retire from the Navy at 38, then start another career, and retire from that job before most people get to retire from their first job. Along with being retired twice, once you get the military retirement, you get paid a percentage, every month, for the rest of your life.
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