So I emailed for some information and just a few minutes ago I setup a meeting with a recruiter to get some information on the the NAVY. I'll be done with college in 2009, and then I want to "see the world and travel." I thought I could do it for free with the NAVY [I also sent an information request to the ARMY for fun], so I set up the meeting and I meet with him in 2 days at a restaurant. I wonder if this will be any fun?
Joining the Navy sounds really nice. Touring the world on a large, steel boat, meeting friends who will soon become your brother. Hard training one day, target practicing the next. Soon to get laid in a foreign country and so on. A lot of people always say, especially friends who are in the service, dont believe what the recuiter tells you. What job do you plan to take in the Navy?
Navy is the most laid back of all the services ive heard that there are so many people in the Navy that you choose from like 4 positions youd like, and you probably wont get any of them and end up doing something completely different no matter how your test results were supposedly the Army is the only one that guarantees you a position, because thats the only service in a real need of people
is it true that in the Navy you get to choose were you go?
@HairySheep, Its not true. The Navy decides where you go, not you. Your right as well, the Army is the only branch that allows you to pick your career. Every other branch just picks for you.
I just don't want to go into any combat. The recruiter said the NAVY does a lot of peacekeeping missions and stuff like that so thats sounds like a noble act. I just don't want to get drafted.
My girlfriend's father was in the Navy, but was dishonorably discharged when he didn't want to go to Nam as a medic with a life expectancy of something like two weeks. So they didn't pay for any of the nice family support thingies they normally should.
Hope this doesn't happen to you, chances are it won't, but you have to be ready for a lot when you join Armed Forces anywhere.
Do you think I'll have to do some sort of boot camp?
Drafting will be the last thing you'll be expecting, especially if your smart and doing well in school. But going into combat is not frequent for the Navy. If you get into an ROTC program in college, it will save you time and benifits before you join the Navy. There are a lot of opportunites for you as in officer. Sorry to sound like a recruiter on-line. :)
n88tr;3819861Do you think I'll have to do some sort of boot camp?
Do you think they'd just let anyone off the street operate warships?
But good luck with it!