Would I have to serve on a ship?

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  1. Phildog

    Phildog Member

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    If going to the Naval Academy, would you have to serve on a vessel of some sort after graduation for your deployments or is there jos that allow you to go to a base or stay back here in the states?
     
  2. Ex.BT.USN

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    Get ready...

    Well as a former Navy guy I'm qualified to say "Haze gray and underway..."

    If your not ready to ship or do some time on deployments give this some really deep thought.
     
  3. mjm

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    JObs in the Navy

    During my DS's BGO interview there was a lot of time spent on the topic of opportuities in the Navy . I would suggest that you speak with your BGO by email, telephone or in person about the different opportunities. Having said that , it is the Navy .....:wink:
     
  4. kinnem

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    I would expect serving on a ship will be required during a summer cruise long before graduation. If serving at sea is an issue I agree with mjm that you really need to think more deeply about this.
     
  5. Packer

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    I have heard of Navy guys that were never deployed on a ship but I think they are pretty rare.
     
  6. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    If you don't want to serve on a ship, you might consider the Army or Air Force. Seriously. You have the opportunity to serve and will be land-based.
     
  7. subvet

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    Are you serious?
     
  8. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    This is my favorite response.
     
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    The anthem isn't "Anchor's Away" for no reason ...
     
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  11. MIDNDAD

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    Yes, you can attend the Naval Academy and not serve on a ship. Its' called selecting the Marine Corps option.

    Generally speaking, Marines do not like being on board ships either. As a Marine Officer you get to spend a lot of time outdoors, communing with nature. You and you fellow Marines get to enjoy many leisurely strolls through some of the true gardens spots of the world. Every night just before they tuck you into your bed they serve warm cookies and milk too!
     
  12. kinnem

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    Until you're assigned to an MEU and then you're aboard ship for 6 months.
     
  13. Vista123

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    Oldest son at usna likes the water three inches deep while he is on top getting 90 MPH slap shots to the face (he is a hockey goalie). He also questioned how much water he would have to be in. His cousin who was in the USNA class of '88 (which he insists had the last REAL plebe year) answered my son's question like this:

    "re: Water. One of the objectives in the naval service is to keep the men in the boat and water out of the people tank. We didnt spend a lot of time swimming, although we did have to pass a swim test in school. I think the marines are more likely to go swimming 'cause they get to crawl in the mud, cross rivers and pound the ground..... sometimes there is water along the way.

    :wink:
     

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