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Old 11-10-2012, 02:43 PM #1
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Navy job help

I'm shipping out for rtc soon but I don't like what the navy has picked out for me. I qualify for everything but the navy thinks submarine electronic tech is the way to go. I want to go medical but it's "not open" I know I don't have to go to rtc until my final swear in but I'd rather leave sooner than later. What can I do to ensure I get a job I like that I will enjoy rather than hate an not be motivated to do. Also if this is not possible can I go to a different branch liaison and ship out with them the same day?
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:25 PM #2
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Well im currently in the navy an stationed in San Diego. What do you like to do all i can refer to is rates that work on ships, which is most lol. I have a buddy in the army whom is a Medic an he loves it. ill try an help out as much as possible.
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:27 PM #3
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Well im currently in the navy an stationed in San Diego. What do you like to do all i can refer to is rates that work on ships, which is most lol. I have a buddy in the army whom is a Medic an he loves it. ill try an help out as much as possible.
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You don't want to go into a rate that is over manned.

1. Is going to be harder to advance (get promoted)
2. In order for you to go over 4 years of service you have to go through PTS (Perform To Serve). This is the Navy's way to cut down on manning. One of the thing they look at is manning of that certain rate. They either make you move to another rate of just go home.
3. Some rates that are hard to fill have pretty good SRB's (Selective Reenlistment Bonus). I know for nukes they make $$$$$$ (I think over $40k every time the re-up). So find out about manning in your rate as well as advancement.

I don't know if they still do, but you might still be able to change your rate once you are in boot camp. There is a portion that you go over that stuff again and you might ask what else is available.

My recommendation? I would find something that isn't ship specific so you have a good shore duty rotation. IMO one of the best rate in the Navy is Air Traffic Controller (AC). Best sea/shore rotation.
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:06 AM #5
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:01 PM #6
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So pretty much look for jobs that give a good reenlisted bonus and don't give up trying to get what I want? I'm not worried about not being promoted I could care less. I just want a job I will be happy with that's it the end.
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:38 PM #7
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You have to care about promotion. The higher the rate, the longer you can enjoy it. The max an E-3 and below can do is 4 years or less I think. Also if you don't plan on making it a career, the higher the rank, the better it looks in a resume.
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:29 PM #8
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A lot of stupid advice in here.

Don't take what you don't want - it doesn't matter what the job gives you (you'll be doing navigation crap, fixing sound powered phones, and cleaning as a submarine ET) if you aren't happy doing it.

Don't pick a job based on enlistment or reenlistment bonuses - those change as manning changes, and the bonus is just another way you get played into doing something you don't necessarily want. IE - living paycheck to paycheck, then bailing your *** out with a reenlistment bonus

The clearance isn't worth **** to you. What you might see, when you get out, is a company thinking they can save a bunch of money on investigations and whatever if you still have an open security clearance at X level.
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:13 AM #9
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Like BR said... don't base your joining on anything other than what you want. Hold out for what you want and get it... you are young and there is plenty of time.
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:36 AM #10
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A lot of stupid advice in here.

Don't take what you don't want - it doesn't matter what the job gives you (you'll be doing navigation crap, fixing sound powered phones, and cleaning as a submarine ET) if you aren't happy doing it.

Don't pick a job based on enlistment or reenlistment bonuses - those change as manning changes, and the bonus is just another way you get played into doing something you don't necessarily want. IE - living paycheck to paycheck, then bailing your *** out with a reenlistment bonus

The clearance isn't worth **** to you. What you might see, when you get out, is a company thinking they can save a bunch of money on investigations and whatever if you still have an open security clearance at X level.
Okay also if I wanted to join another branch before I ship like say for example the navy doesn't have a job I want but the airforce or whatever does how would I go about doing that?
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:39 AM #11
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You go to meps...and after all the medical stuff you sit down in the Navy office. You're not satisfied with what they have you follow these steps:

1. You stand up
2. You walk out
3. Walk into another branches' office.
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:15 PM #12
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You go to meps...and after all the medical stuff you sit down in the Navy office. You're not satisfied with what they have you follow these steps:

1. You stand up
2. You walk out
3. Walk into another branches' office.
And I still ship out the same day?
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:20 PM #13
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If you are already in DEP(which it sounds like you are), I do not think you will be able to just switch branches. You will have to drop out of navy DEP, and go talk to the other branch recruiters. This would be the same process you have already done with the navy, just whith whatever branch you decided was your new goal. That being said, it is my understanding that if you drop out of DEP most recruiters will not want to work with you since you showed a lack of commitment, and they can find dozens of recruits who are just as qualified, and do not come with the extra baggage that you do.

Your best bet is to talk to your recruiter and try to get him to put in for a change of job. This process took me almost 2 months. I do not know how soon you leave, but it may not be an option to switch jobs. Also, if you switch careers you will most likely end up with a later ship date.

All these questions you are asking now should have been handled BEFORE you committed to the branch and job you picked. The navy did not pick the job for you, you were the one to pick it.

Someone correct me if I am wrong, but if you really do not want the job you signed for you basically screwed the pooch.
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:08 PM #14
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It was submarine cook or submarine electronic technician what the **** would you pick?
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What the...

Dude, if your asvab is high enough anyone will take you. Go talk to one of the other recruiters of the record.
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What is a good score? And what do you mean talk to the other recruiters of the record?
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What is a good score? And what do you mean talk to the other recruiters of the record?
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Ah okay but what was with the "what the"?
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ASVAB score varies per job. It isn't a set score for all jobs. So he might be good for a bubble head but not good for something else. The recruiter isn't the one that gives you the job, the classifier is.

Here is a reference that tells you what you can qualify in regard to your ASVAB scores.

http://usmilitary.about.com/od/navy/l/blasvabscores.htm
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Ah okay but what was with the "what the"?
Well, for starters, there is no submarine cook. A cook is a cook is a culinary specialist is a mess specialist. You volunteer for sub duty later.

But that and ET? that is... quite a gap.
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Well, for starters, there is no submarine cook. A cook is a cook is a culinary specialist is a mess specialist. You volunteer for sub duty later.

But that and ET? that is... quite a gap.
I'm being lied to I take it? And because I'm good with computers (****ing hate them though) the navy figures I will do good in that field? On my line scores for EL I got 244 how the navy calculates that I have no idea. My other scores are decent all are 170 plus except eng adm and gt. With scores like that I should be able to get quite a few things except nuke and a couple of others right?
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