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Old 09-18-2015, 03:58 PM   #31
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Hey guys how's it going. I'm 22 years old right now. Haven't done a day of college since high school and currently working in a steakhouse as a cook. Lately I've realized I need more than what my current job gives me, one being a better skill set, two I really just wanna see the world and other places and serve the nation. Any advice from current active duty or former military? By the way Im interested in the navy
Great on ya man. I just got out of the army. I am 22. Stationed at fort bliss.(PRAY YOU NEVER GET BLISS).
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Navy vet here. Ten years in the Seabees, traveling, shooting, chasing women, learning a skillset, and being a general nuisance. Loved it and wouldn't change a damned thing about it. Chose your job wisely. Do some research on military.com and narrow down what it is you want to do. The Navy is the place to go for travel, education, cultural experience and the ability to move around in a job, i.e. SEALs, Seabees, EOD, SWICC, Fleet, Subs, Aviation, Logisitcs etc..................Lots of stuff to choose from.
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Best of luck - it's not a bad choice.

My son is active duty in the Army. He initially said he wanted to be infantry and I talked him out of it by reasoning that if he were infantry, he would need a couple years of trade school when he got out. He chose "wheeled vehicle mechanic". In the Navy, a pipe fitter or welder would be great if you have interest in that. Around here, welders are in high demand.

Does the Navy let you sign a contract for a certain MOS? Army does. If I remember correctly, Marines do not, it's just a request.

You start out making peanuts - maybe less than a fast food job, but your pay grade ramps up as time goes by. If you're active duty, your expenses are lower than a civilian, though. Our son was deployed and putting 60% of his pay in a Roth account. No way I could have done that at his age.
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I signed up the day I turned 18 for the Army I only got to do 1 year though. Unfortunately I got stress fractures in both legs and they would not let me stay in, I did try though I didn't want to leave the service. I still would have done it all over again. I was a 25U signal support systems specialist. I actually wanted to be a mechanic but based on my scores everything offered to me was electronics of some sort. Unfortunately the way your are trained in the military for your job most things do not relate back to civilian life. The equipment that is used is very unique.

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