QUOTE(Dim_Sum_4_U @ Mar 13 2008, 10:44 AM) [snapback]3561990[/snapback]
Is the navy that bad? Damn, I was planning to join the navy to pay for my college...I'm out of state and there is no way I can make the payments...No joke, I'm transfering to the university of nebraska and its going to cost around 16k a sem. My uncle came back from the marines a year ago and said I should consider other departments.. Btw how is the navy changing? The recruiter, like all recruiters didn't make it sound that bad....then again its their job to make it sound good.
Well like most people said, it's all what you make of it. People say I just have a bad attitude about the navy, but I really don't, I tell it the way it is. People who pretend to like the navy lie to themselves to make them feel better that's all. The navy is changing as in, there's going to be new regulations, new uniforms, IA duty <--- if you don't know what that is, I'd suggest you check it out, sometimes IA are the only open billets when you choose orders and thus you get stuck with them :-/. Also first term sailors (guys doing their first 4/5/6 years w/o reenlisting) shouldn't be sent to $hitty commands, because when that happens you get a lot of guys that start hating the navy, kinda like me. I've been with this crappy command for years, and it's degrading to human life, even 2nd and 3rd term sailors hate this ship. My chain of command is really weak too, those guys won't fight for $hit, they pretty much get told what to do everyday and it's sad when you see e7-e8's getting told by other e7-e8's what they can and can't do :-/... Oh well like I said, it's all what you make of it though, who knows you might just like it and end up being a lifer, military life isn't for everyone. The marines is definitely a more prestigious branch, and most people think all they do is run and gun, but really there's other support jobs, so really, look into those support jobs instead of doing infantry, if you decide to join the marines, same goes for the army. I'm not going to tell you what service to join and what service not to join as I really don't know much, I'm just a first term sailor, but if you have questions ask away! If you ask me which service is the best, I'd say the air force lol get paid the same as I do and don't do half the work I do, I know this for fact, I've "worked" with guys from the airforce, they're lazy lol..