MIL In desperate need of good advice from navy people

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  1. okfinethenjeez

    okfinethenjeez New Member

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    whats up guys..i asked a question earlier on "Mr Literal" earlier and got some good feedback(much appreciated) so i figure ill really go for the gold now because i am hearing such unbelievably mixed reviews on the NAVY throughout the net.. Basically i really want to join but am very scared of the commitment and whether or not all the crazed navy HATERS (and i mean HATE) are insane or have the right idea...this is my basic situation..

    I will have my degree (journalism)b4 i join if i do join..i scored a little above 70 on a practice test...(a 50 or up is needed for officer consideration)

    My Pros

    -absolutely no prob with hard work (as long as its not COMPLETE horse-shit)
    -no prob with authority (again within reason..give me benefit of doubt that im reasonable)
    -No family/dependents
    -Not in desperate financial situation
    -like travel
    -want to do intelligence specialist...good with languages ..already fluent spanish and a lil Arabic..
    -really want to do it..scared ill regret it if i dont

    Cons
    -am very freaked out about the lack of women (no other branch is an option so dont suggest airforce please) and the fact that i most probably will be out of a potential wife meeting situations in my prime (ill be 23 and obviously older when im out)
    -very very very wary and scared of the 8 year commitment deal, especially hearing that so many reserves are being called in nowadays..if im gonna be done i want to basically be done
    -scared by all the people who say they completely own u and treat u like dogshit and that i am signing away my rights of freedom (as civilians know it)
    -scared i wont be able to start as officer ..i am convinced that enlisted guys are treated like shit by these bastard bloggers and their repetition
    -scared of no job when i get out
    -again...8 year contract..wow

    i know thats a lot but hopefully u guys are cool to help...i want to hear anything and everything any of u who have been in the navy have to say/experiences/opinions ..whatever

    appreciate it
     
  2. Yuppy

    Yuppy Have a seat right there....

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    its tough, but if you sign up you can always get a lawyer to get you out of it and get yourself discharged.

    my buddy just did that. he decided the army wasnt for him
     
  3. okfinethenjeez

    okfinethenjeez New Member

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    really...iv heard alot of the opposite..how did he manage that?
     
  4. Yuppy

    Yuppy Have a seat right there....

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    he went on leave, never came back, got a contract attorney, they issued a warrant, his attorney is getting him discharged (standard no dishonorable)
     
  5. MrRyan

    MrRyan Gary Johnson 2016 OT Supporter

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    I moved this thread to "Teh Barracks" to get you more military visibility
     
  6. itski

    itski Yargg

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    Well Ill go from my personal experience,
    I have been in for almost 4 years now. Spent the time on one boat. Fwd Deployed out of Sasebo Japan, Just so you know.

    Hard work is good. I have been asked to do some stupid shit. Like finished all my work early so go clean the p-way again that we just spent an hour cleaning. Just because.

    Authority within reason. My idea of reason changed over the last 4 years. You get used to the stupid shit. (I have an idea to make something work better turn it in. Gets shot down. 6 months later my chief is using the same idea and taking all the credit for it.)

    I have no family either luckily. Average 8 months out a year. not all at once. out 2 back a few weeks out 3 back a month. In and out all the time.

    I have no debt either. which is why I am out in 51 days, instead of re-enlisting for what seems like alot of money. but really isnt. ($35,000 over 3 years. Thats like guessing i cant get out and make $10,000 more a year than I do now. Which I think I could almost do at a fast food place.)

    I like to travel too. But. We go to the same places every year. And a 2 month deployment is getting us 3 days of liberty this time. Soooo. yea.

    Intelligence is cool work. You can get a job with the government when you get out of the military.

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    your cons
    Lack of womens is not a problem. Even with my limited port time in Japan I managed to find a "good girl" (I say good girl cause I dont ask what she does when Im gone, She doesnt ask what I do. She keeps my hamsters alive, my house clean, and she wants to follow me home when I get out even though I have no plan of marriage.)

    8 years. goes by quick, i think

    They own you. They really do. They say when I can take my leave, where I go, how late I can stay out. Where I live, If I can go home at night or not, what time you go to work, what you can drive. If you can drive, what you wear on liberty, what you can do on liberty, were you are stationed. Pretty much everything. (I joined TAR with the promise of being stationed in the states in my "home area" then while at A school I got my orders to Japan.

    I dont know how the officer thing works. since Im not one. Maybe someone else can answer that. BUt if you want to go officer I would not go enlisted. All the programs are based on packages and stuff and just because your qualified does not mean you are accepted.

    Hope that helps. Im just one bitter person though. I was 23 when I joined.
     
  7. MCDGexx

    MCDGexx Crazyquack

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    I still say what I said before, the military isn't for everybody, but if its what you want to do, don't let somebody else tell you that you can't or shouldn't. At the end of the day its going to be down to what do YOU want to do with your life.
     
  8. Durkastan

    Durkastan New Member

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    Dude, isn't this the 3rd time you have made the exact thread? I would have thought that after the first two it would have been concluded that you ar enot military material. Much less officer
     
  9. Sharkticon

    Sharkticon The safest place in combat is on an AEGIS Class Gu

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    Don't believe everything your buddy is telling you. If he went on leave and never came back, he's AWOL. If he was gone more than 30 days, he's a deserter. Unless he's pulling that Conscientious Objector card, a lawyer just can't get him discharged. There's no such thing as a "standard" discharge.
     

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