MIL Just joined the Navy...

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  1. Dutchies

    Dutchies OT's resident abortion professor

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    Took 2 days to get through MEPS cause the power went out halfway through the first day. :rofl:

    Wanted to go into Advanced Programs but you can't get waivers for possesion charges. I ended up picking Gas Turbine Systems Technician - Electrical, as close as A/P as I could get. I figure if I dont like this I could always switch in 2 years if there is a spot open. I ship off Jan 24th can't wait. :noes:
     
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    Dutchies OT's resident abortion professor

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    Anyone have experience with this job or know anyone that does it?
     
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    you are going to hate life as a GSE
     
  4. Dutchies

    Dutchies OT's resident abortion professor

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    fuck, whys that
     
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    PlutoBHG New Member

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    engineers have the worst job in the navy, hands down, sweat your ass off all day in engine rooms, do all kinds of shitty maintenance, get treated like retards, and have the latest hours of anyone ESPECIALLY during testing periods...you should reconsider unless you really really want to do that, plus GSE's jobs are kinda stupid...you specialize in fixing ships electrical power generators stuff but you end up just standing all kinds of watches in engine rooms and doing drills all the time
     
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    Nixstress Look at me! I am edgy and stabby! OT Supporter

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    Question... do you have to bring your own KY to basic or do they issue it out to everyone once you arrive?
     
  7. Dutchies

    Dutchies OT's resident abortion professor

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    well i guess I can deal with that for 2 years then try some advanced shit if its open
     
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    Dutchies OT's resident abortion professor

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    You can't switch jobs even if you're in DEP can you?
     
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    you can try
     
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    What did you get on your ASVAB?
     
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    GSE isn't THAT bad. You'll actually have a lot of schools open for you that ETs/FCs get IE 2-M. Yes, the job can be long and tiresome. Engineering watches do kinda suck, however it all depends on the platform you're going to. Welcome aboard shipmate.
     
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    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    Congratulations! :wavey:
     
  13. someonenew

    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    when you say "Advanced Programs" what exactly are you hoping to get into?

    I'm ex Navy and a former submariner. I was a Machinists Mate, Nuclear. Fast boat for life!

    Run Silent, Run Deep
     
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    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    what you CAN do is talk to your recruiter, tell him you're doing some more research and trying to decide what you want to do. Get ALL the information you can about every rating you qualify for and then ask questions. Hell come on here and ask questions and people can answer them. Being in DEP isn't the same as being in, you have until the day you ship out to either back out or get a change. Nothing is permanent until the day you're on the plane.
     
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    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    :werd: x11ty
     
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    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    You'll ship on my birthday!
     
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    you have a much better chance of getting a switch now then after you get in
     
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    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    you can rest assured that any switch you make within the first two years of your enlistment will NOT be the one you want. Do it now or settle in for the long haul with whatever you picked.
     
  19. Dutchies

    Dutchies OT's resident abortion professor

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    72 :o not that good
     
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    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    wait a month and retake it....seriously
     
  21. Dutchies

    Dutchies OT's resident abortion professor

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    something with missle/radar...nothing with nuc or anything like that.
     
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    Dutchies OT's resident abortion professor

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    even with a 72 i qualify for pretty much all the advanced just nothing nuclear, im pretty sure
     
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    Dutchies OT's resident abortion professor

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    thanks :bigthumb:
     
  24. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    it would suck if he scored lower on his retest than his initial test.
     
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    Dutchies OT's resident abortion professor

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    yea that would really suck, i think im gonna stick with 72...shit it cant be that bad
     

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