MIL Navy crew I have a question v. logistics and boats

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  1. Abomb

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    My buddy just enlisted in the navy as a logistical specialist.

    The recruiter told him he would be permanently stationed on shore.

    Is this true or will being on the boat be mandatory and for how long most likely?

    Thanks guys
     
  2. Abomb

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    next to LS in his contract they put (shored)

    does this guarantee or mean anything?
     
  3. smoochiepoo

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    logistics specialist? lol Your buddy is going to a boat. Great another disgruntled body in Supply Department.
     
  4. Abomb

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    did the recruiter lie to him? he told him he would be on shore working most of the time.
     
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    logistics specialist?? hrmmmmm that's a new one. Yeah, he's probably gonna be on a boat stocking coke/candy machines :rofl:
     
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    i think this is it:

    http://usmilitary.about.com/od/enlistedjob1/a/ls.htm

    so he is going to be on a boat a shitload then huh? he is getting pretty angry at me when I tell him he is going to be on a boat a shitload.
     
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    He picked that for his rating?
     
  8. Abomb

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    yes. let me know anything you guys know about it or your opinion on it or whatever because Im going to pass this onto my friend. I think he has made a huge fucking mistake. He was 1.5 years away from a 4 year degree *sigh*

    just signed a contract as an e-3 for LS
     
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    Ah yeah that's right the merger. Yeah the SK/PC/SH ratings are fairly sea intensive. There is a shit ton of things for them to do on shore as well. It's all going to be determined by what community he ends up getting orders to out of boot/'a' schooling.
     
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    he is banned from handling mail from a dwi 7 years ago.
     
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    Damn :rofl: yeah he probably won't be put in that area then. But still if he's able to pick up shore orders and stay on shore I don't think it's going to be that bad of a gig for him. Plus he'll get Tution Assistance and everything else so he can finish his degree and who knows if he likes it he can finish up and go officer :dunno:
     
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    thats the thing. If he gets shoved on a boat I think hes being screwed because he was promised shore orders supposedly. I just hope it turns out like he says its going to.
     
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    Yeah that will be the kicker...if he's promised shore and it's in his contract (been 11 years since I've dealt with recruitment contracts) he should be good....
     
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    if they write(shored) next to his position, hes good ?
     
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    I honestly can't answer that. I'd have to see the contract, keep in mind to there's ALWAYS that 'needs of the service' clause in his contract I've seen people get borked with that one to.
     
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    well shit... we'll see what happens
     
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    If he hasn't gone to bootcamp it isn't too late to back out, if you don't want to be on a ship it seems like the navy would be a poor choice.

    If he is interested in actually working in the logistics field and doesn't want to get stuck on a boat the Marine Corps would probably be a better bet. Marine logistics specalists really do logistics work, not supply or stocking candy machines etc.... I'd be glad to answer any questions regarding the work if he has any.
     
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    even if he signed a contract, he can still back out before boot? :eek3:
     
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    Yeah it's only binding once he gets to bootcamp. The recruiter will try to pressure him, may tell him it's illegal etc..but if he's just a poolee he doesn't belong to the government yet.

    If he's down for the work logistics in the Marine Corps is a pretty sweet job with a good deal of opporunities in the outside world as well.
     
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    You cant guarantee shore orders period. Especially at MEPS or RTC. His best bet is to finish at the top of his A-School class and get first pick of orders so he will have a higher likelihood of getting to shore duty first. But all Supply ratings are pretty sea-heavy.

    In all honesty if he hates the idea of being stationed on a ship that much he should join another service. Period.
     
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    Whatever he is promised, make sure it is typed in his contract, not handwritten.
     
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    never understood why people joined the Navy, then complained about being stationed on a ship....
     
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    he wanted to join the navy and be stationed on shore
     
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    beggars can't be choosers
     
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    :rofl:

    Did he ever say it out loud? The main reason I didn't join the navy was because I didn't want to be stuck on a ship all the time.
     

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