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Re: Any Navy or other military occupations that have helped you prepare for living ab
My son did 9 years in Navy aviation and got out because of something mentioned in an earlier post, the changing face of the military. No more hazing, initiations, wild liberty, your chain of command worrying about their careers and not yours. On the other hand, the newest recruits have grown up with these attitudes, maybe it won't seem too bad. Still, my son's wife just finished boot camp and is in school in Maryland and is having a ball. If you know what you want, if the navy needs it and you qualify the navy will train you to a fare-thee-well. The navy flew me from Scotland to Connecticut for a week to learn to ID asbestos with a special microscope. I've gone through SQUIP training (shop quality improvement program), leadership training, nuclear worker training, welding school, emergency pump repair school, fire fighting school, gas free engineer school and maybe two dozen more. The navy doesn't like or need specialists in most areas, they need (and train) generalists. This means more diverse and more frequent training opportunities than in the other services. At the end of the day however I feel that the most important thing about military service is this..............you will be one of less than 1%. The tiny percentage that stands between all that you love and anything that threatens it. That alone will make you special, different and able to challange any task you wish.