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I'm joining the Navy - wish me luck, bad idea, or best idea?

 
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I'm joining the Navy - wish me luck, bad idea, or best idea?
I'm joining the navy.

I'm in my later 20s, so I'm a little late, but ready.

Thinking going into the IT part...

4 year commitment.

Good or Bad?
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Re: I'm joining the Navy - wish me luck, bad idea, or best idea?
I'm joining the navy.

I'm in my later 20s, so I'm a little late, but ready.

Thinking going into the IT part...

4 year commitment.

Good or Bad?
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The best advice I can give you about the Navy is to make SURE your ship out date is not in the winter... I remember getting woken up at 4am to shovel snow. Great lakes IL gets a lot of snow... lol
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I'm joining the navy.

I'm in my later 20s, so I'm a little late, but ready.

Thinking going into the IT part...

4 year commitment.

Good or Bad?
 Quoting: Seaman 18298416


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Re: I'm joining the Navy - wish me luck, bad idea, or best idea?
Much luck! Great choice. My father was a lifer. I'm a Navy Brat. :D
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Re: I'm joining the Navy - wish me luck, bad idea, or best idea?
Are you doing it out of desperation or something?
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smart move , any branch has its benefits, and dont listen to the clowns who tell you not to join , how would they know anyways 99 % never joined so what do they know. good for you dude you can save alot of money in the service.
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If you have to go in the military USN is the best.
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If you have to go in the military USN is the best.
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I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is. -Albert Camus

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Human flesh and melting steel. good luck!
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good luck...your gonna need it.
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Are you doing it out of desperation or something?
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It truly amazes me that there are still people this clueless living in Occupied Amerika.

I blame it on all the fluoride in the drinking water.
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Great idea, some of my best memories are of the years I spent in the service. You'll look back one day, and say "man, those were the best of times."

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Are you doing it out of desperation or something?
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It truly amazes me that there are still people this clueless living in Occupied Amerika.

I blame it on all the fluoride in the drinking water.
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Why do you think young people even consider volunteering in war time? It is desperation, and huge disconnect between what peaceful society and war society offers...
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You can become GLP's inside person. Good luck.
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Just thought 4 years, save up a lot of money, see the world, get respect on a Resume - it'd all be good stuff.

Come out with a trade, even.

I'll be 30s when out, but still - and it's not desperation so much as... I can't believe I'm still in this shitty town making shitty pay.

This is a spring-board to spread my wings?
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Just thought 4 years, save up a lot of money, see the world, get respect on a Resume - it'd all be good stuff.

Come out with a trade, even.

I'll be 30s when out, but still - and it's not desperation so much as... I can't believe I'm still in this shitty town making shitty pay.

This is a spring-board to spread my wings?
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That's awesome - I hope you enjoy it. The military comes with a lot of benefits, financial and otherwise. Just remember: "where it giveth, it usually taketh awayeth..."

I was a soldier, but I know all basic training involves the same goals, such as team building, motivation, and basic familiarization with your specific branch. In my honest opinion, BCT was a joke. Especially for the older guys with more maturity and if you are in good physical and psychological condition! Be 'the grey man' at first, and just shut up and do what your told. Within a couple of weeks, you'll get a feel for the place, and who is up to snuff, and who could use some help. Do not be a buddy-fucker! Help those who need it, and be a leader. If you don't, you will all pay for it! You will be expected to be more mature than your 18 year-old counterparts.

Today, BCT (or whatever the Navy calls it) doesn't consist of physical abuse. There will be a lot of sleep deprivation, but no getting punched or kicked, and I'd be surprised if there was even much cursing. In addition to team-building, they want to teach you individual responsibility. It's up to you learn the ratings, military courtesy, basic weapons specs, and so on. When you leave, you'll think you know everything about being in the military. You won't. The military takes a modular approach, teaching you what you need to know, when you need to know it. Try not to get too far ahead of yourself.

Respect your officers, but admire your NCO's. They really are the backbone of the military, and they've usually "been there, done that." That's about all I can say to you. You're in for a shock, no matter which way you cut it, but remember, their job is to make you sailors. If you put in the work and listen, you'll make it. Many, many people have done it before you, and many more will do it after you.

After completeing all your training and getting some time in the Fleet, you'll look back and laugh at how easy BCT was. Four years will fly by, especially if you chose a MOS that you end up liking. What did you choose as your MOS
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smart move , any branch has its benefits, and dont listen to the clowns who tell you not to join , how would they know anyways 99 % never joined so what do they know. good for you dude you can save alot of money in the service.
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yea dont listen to intelligent people who try to save this idiots ass from being owned like a bitch by a criminally insane corrupt nazi government

by own means join up, you sound like a dumb fuck, you're perfect fodder
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Oh, I forgot to add: I was 26 when i joined. I went to BCT at Fort Benning, and 37F AIT at Fort Bragg (PSYOP/Civil Affairs,) which is considered "soft SOF," but is part of USASOC (Army Special Operations Command.) We had guys in our class who were 38, even 41 years old. It was hardcore, no matter how you cut it, but all made it through in the end, except those who were injured. If I remember correctly, 22 was our average age. Age is just a number, as long as you take care of yourself. There was no alcohol or smoking allowed, so that helped. it's all in your mindset.
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Re: I'm joining the Navy - wish me luck, bad idea, or best idea?
Am I the only vet on GLP that isn't a brain dead goose stepper?
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I did my training at RTC in San Diego...that was back in 1992...dam im old! They closed that facility, its ashame.....
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Bad idea, in the sense you're abandoning a normal life, and may regret it. Good idea, in the sense your life will feel like it is going somewhere, even though you will lose all freedom.

But why does your society offer such stark choices?

Normally, in peace, young people enter the workforce and meet a girl, take on education, raise kids,,,,

Why does your situation warrant being a killer, or being part of a killing machine?

Sad...
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I'm joining the navy.

I'm in my later 20s, so I'm a little late, but ready.

Thinking going into the IT part...

4 year commitment.

Good or Bad?
 Quoting: Seaman 18298416


Navy or nothing, you will enjoy it my friend...i did my basic in San Diego RTC, 1992
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Am I the only vet on GLP that isn't a brain dead goose stepper?
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I would think, simply by virtue of being here, any of us who are veterans probably aren't 'goosesteppers.' My experience in the Army wasn't of the 'goose stepping' variety, but then again, I was in PSYOP, so we worked closely with Civil Affairs and sometimes Special Forces. Direct Action was not really our job description... I didn't witness any purposeful 'Nazi' BS. Stupidity? Yes, of course, but that's everywhere.
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Be prepared for vaccination day at basic...you will definitely get light headed..stand in line and walk through and get your shots.....boy i remember that day....wowzers!
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Am I the only vet on GLP that isn't a brain dead goose stepper?
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I would think, simply by virtue of being here, any of us who are veterans probably aren't 'goosesteppers.' My experience in the Army wasn't of the 'goose stepping' variety, but then again, I was in PSYOP, so we worked closely with Civil Affairs and sometimes Special Forces. Direct Action was not really our job description... I didn't witness any purposeful 'Nazi' BS. Stupidity? Yes, of course, but that's everywhere.
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So you're a "smart" goose stepper. But a goose stepper nonetheless.
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Re: I'm joining the Navy - wish me luck, bad idea, or best idea?
I'm joining the navy.

I'm in my later 20s, so I'm a little late, but ready.

Thinking going into the IT part...

4 year commitment.

Good or Bad?
 Quoting: Seaman 18298416


Navy or nothing, you will enjoy it my friend...i did my basic in San Diego RTC, 1992
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Working off the sea is honorable, I worked as a deckhand on tugboats, deepsea,,, That is where you learn to work, to appreciate the lifestyle and be productive. Navy? What is it you boys actually do besides jump when the alarm rings and bunk crammed together like sardines?
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Re: I'm joining the Navy - wish me luck, bad idea, or best idea?
I'm joining the navy.

I'm in my later 20s, so I'm a little late, but ready.

Thinking going into the IT part...

4 year commitment.

Good or Bad?
 Quoting: Seaman 18298416


Good move. I joined the USCG. You'll like it.
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I'm joining the navy.

I'm in my later 20s, so I'm a little late, but ready.

Thinking going into the IT part...

4 year commitment.

Good or Bad?
 Quoting: Seaman 18298416


Navy or nothing, you will enjoy it my friend...i did my basic in San Diego RTC, 1992
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Working off the sea is honorable, I worked as a deckhand on tugboats, deepsea,,, That is where you learn to work, to appreciate the lifestyle and be productive. Navy? What is it you boys actually do besides jump when the alarm rings and bunk crammed together like sardines?
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We do a lot more than what you think we do....cracking jokes is ok, we hear them all the time.
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Re: I'm joining the Navy - wish me luck, bad idea, or best idea?
smart move , any branch has its benefits, and dont listen to the clowns who tell you not to join , how would they know anyways 99 % never joined so what do they know. good for you dude you can save alot of money in the service.
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I was in the Navy ---- OP DON'T JOIN. I have no idea what the IT relevant rating does, but my guess is they have BADLY outdated technology that you won't even get to touch mostly. Count on pushing a mop for your first four years basically. I was an AT, and my NEC was 6704 - CASS operator/maintainer. CASS stands for "Consolidated Automated Support System" which is an automated electronics test system that consists of a MicroVAX III (oooo so HIGH TECH!!!) with testing apparatii based on memory mapped I/O peripherals. The shit is a joke, and they are desperately trying to replace it since it cannot live to its overhyped promise. BTW, this is basically the second best rating/NEC next to nuke (I did not want to take the nuke rating).

The Navy is full of mosterous sociopaths, and count on getting blackballed if you are taller than your supervisor, have a last name/ethnicity he doesn't like, have to compete with some chick he is getting sucked off by, etc etc. Seen it all --- when you get "blackballed" they will have people make shit up on you so that you get 'written up' and/or send you TAD in perpetuity.

If you REALLY want to go military/military like for technical related stuff, I'd suggest the USAF or Coast Guard.
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smart move , any branch has its benefits, and dont listen to the clowns who tell you not to join , how would they know anyways 99 % never joined so what do they know. good for you dude you can save alot of money in the service.
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I was in the Navy ---- OP DON'T JOIN. I have no idea what the IT relevant rating does, but my guess is they have BADLY outdated technology that you won't even get to touch mostly. Count on pushing a mop for your first four years basically. I was an AT, and my NEC was 6704 - CASS operator/maintainer. CASS stands for "Consolidated Automated Support System" which is an automated electronics test system that consists of a MicroVAX III (oooo so HIGH TECH!!!) with testing apparatii based on memory mapped I/O peripherals. The shit is a joke, and they are desperately trying to replace it since it cannot live to its overhyped promise. BTW, this is basically the second best rating/NEC next to nuke (I did not want to take the nuke rating).

The Navy is full of mosterous sociopaths, and count on getting blackballed if you are taller than your supervisor, have a last name/ethnicity he doesn't like, have to compete with some chick he is getting sucked off by, etc etc. Seen it all --- when you get "blackballed" they will have people make shit up on you so that you get 'written up' and/or send you TAD in perpetuity.

If you REALLY want to go military/military like for technical related stuff, I'd suggest the USAF or Coast Guard.
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You must have had a bad experience.....I have to disagree with your statements

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