Discussion in 'On Topic' started by xknight, May 11, 2006.
Is it possible to switch my job to hospital corpsman.What does a damage control do exactly?
Duties performed by DC's include: operating, repairing and maintaining installed firefighting systems and equipment, damage control equipment, and chemical, biological and radiological defense equipment; training shipboard personnel in the operation, maintenance and repair of damage control systems and equipment, life saving devices, and various firefighting methods; performing emergency repairs to decks, structures and hulls by emergency pipe patching, plugging, and shoring; performing maintenance and repair of watertight closures and assorted fittings; performing emergency repairs to piping fittings and fixtures; acting as the ships Fire Marshal and fire fighting leaders; training ship's company in chemical, biological and radiological defense
VE+AR+MK+AS=200 or MK+AS+AO=150
Must have normal color perception.
Are you already a DC?
It is possible to switch your job. You need to talk to your recruiter. He needs to take you back to Meps to see if you qualify. What you have now is what you qualified for on that day that you went there.
he's too god damn lazy. He said that i can do it after basic but i think he's full of shit.
You arent changing shit after basic! How do I know? I used to be a Navy Recruiter
And how do I know you arent changing shit after basic? Because I work at RTC Great Lakes now!
man that SOB lied i knew it lol i got screwed
You didnt get screwed!
No one twisted your arm and made you join the Navy
the only reason i join the navy is to become an HM
The job YOU chose doesnt have anything to do with your recruiter. That's between you and the classification person at the Meps
does a DC job suck?
Hell no, it doenst suck. The Navy wouldnt offer you that job if they didnt think you could do it
If you have any questions PM me. Let me know where you are at also.
well i dont think i will reenlist. i was going to stay for 20 years if i was a HM. i should have waited till i was out of high school.
If you are going to make that decision to not re-enlist now you arent educated enough on the Navy.
You are saying you are going to quit after your first enlistment. You havent even done the job yet and you want to quit. When are you leaving for bootcamp?
i will serve my six years (only because i'm under a contract)and yeah i signed up for six years.
lol june 21
right after high school
yeah man see what you can do at meps to see if you can't get your job switched/if you qualify....remember, they Navy doesn't have you until you're actually in great lakes...
It wouldn't be the first time a Navy Recruiter gave out the wrong information. How do I know? Because I am a Career Counselor....
If you cannot change your rating choice before you go to boot, (I vaguely remember at some point during boot being asked if I wanted to change ratings), you can convert to another rating after you do time in that rate after you get to your first command.
Once you get to your first command, which will prolly be a ship, during your check-in process, you will meet the Ship's Career Counselor. Tell her you really want to be a HM and express that you are interested in the SCORE program.
Selective Conversion and Reenlistment (SCORE)
Occasionally Navy people feel "stuck" in their jobs -- positions that may not be in line with their interests.
The Navy wants its people to serve in the rating in which they have an interest and aptitude. To achieve this, the Navy has tailored the SCORE program for Navy people wishing to change to fields offering them greater career potential. A four-, five- or six-year obligation under the SCORE program offers these incentives to members reenlisting for conversion to critically undermanned rates:
Guaranteed assignment to class "A" school with automatic conversion of rating upon satisfactory completion of that school or direct conversion if switching to a similar skill; Possible advancement to PO2 upon completion of the "C" school or "C" school package, if these appear on the current Career School List on the date of reenlistment.
Guaranteed assignment to an appropriate class "C" school or "C" school package, if available; and SRB, if otherwise eligible.
To qualify for the SCORE program you must:
Be in any rating in CREO group 3; (upon further research, at this time you wouldn't qualify for this program because E1-E4 DC is a CREO Group 2. ) It does not mean you cannot covert, you just need to do it a different way)
Be a PO1, PO2, PO3 or identified striker;
Meet minimum test scores for entry into appropriate class "A" school;
Be within 12 months of EAOS, as extended;
Have at least 21 months continuous active naval service, but not more than 15 years total naval service;
Have demonstrated a potential for rate conversion, show sustained superior performance and be recommended by your commanding officer;
Have no non-judicial punishment and no record of convictions in the current enlistment or within 48 months preceding date of application; and
Obtain prior BUPERS approval.
After you check in, go talk with the medical officer or a HM and express your desire to be a HM. This will involve sacrificing some of your personal time. You need to show your dept, division and the command that you really want to be an HM.
Being a DC on a ship is a dirty job at times. No job in the Navy, (on a ship), is easy.
Personally, I wouldn't ship out unless I had the job I want. Tell your recruiter that. They may threaten Legal ramifications or punishments or w/e, it's a lie.
Also, you might wanna read this article, http://usmilitary.about.com/cs/joiningup/a/recruiter.htm
DC's work pretty dam hard on a ship almost as hard as the engineers.
damn my job is hard i thought i was just a fireman.