DS graduated last summer. He loved the Academy, though it was hard for him for the first 2.5 years. He is currently working for MSC. Theoretically he's four months on, one month off. The assignments are a little longer in reality. He loves the work and the money's good. However, he's got a girl at home (FL) and strong ties. He's hoping to transition to something that doesn't keep him away so long. I know nothing of the industry. How would those of you who know the business advise him? He's close to becoming a 2nd mate, if that matters. Deckie, btw. Thanks.