MIL Navy rating experience?

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  1. andres4514

    andres4514 Active Member

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    I was wondering if any of you guys have personal experience with AME rating in the navy, I would like to know what to expect from it.
    Or dou guys know of any websites where people share their experience in their rating. Any info would be appreciated.
     
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    AME Advancement..

    E4: 19.8%
    E5: 19.2%
    E6: 1.1%

    You'd have to really like your job to be an AME. You'll never make E6 which means the most you'll be able to do is 14 years in the Navy.
     
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    Why do u say I REALLY have to like it? Because of the advancement rate or because it's a shitty job altogether?
     
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    My comment was on advancement, I can't speak for the job itself. If you are only planning on staying in for one enlistment of 3-4 years it really won't matter a whole lot. If you are planning on staying in longer, you really should look at the "big" picture. A lot of rates people pick are closed up and offer almost no room to grow. Last cycle for instance 190 people took the AME1 exam, only 2 made it.

    It is good to attempt to do something you'd be interested in, but also look at growth. Intelligence Specialist for one example is 100% advancement up to and including E6. Comparing those two rates, if you and I were to join up right now as an AME and an IS.. in 5 years you'd still probably be an AME3 and I'd be an IS1. That is why I say you really would have to like your job. Is it worth that huge loss in pay, responsibility, usefulness of your skill when you get out back into the civilian world, etc?
     
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    Well since widds2v already touched on the severely negative (but reality) aspect of the AME rating, I'll try to stay more positive. Getting to work on Navy fighter jets is just plain cool, and if you like your job enough to go above and beyond everyday you WILL make rank. You just have to have the right attitude, every single day no matter what anyone else does. You'll make E5 in a few years, and who knows? By then AME1 might have opened up more. The Navy is downsizing everyday, it's only a matter of time before rates open back up, at least to somewhat manageable quotas.

    However, the aviation community has pretty much always been at the bottom of the advancement table.

    AS3.
     

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