Hi all, I am interested in pursuing an OCS-reserve commission as a ground or human intelligence officer in the Marines. However, I have always been fascinated with the navy. I love the thought of being at sea, and I love the places the Navy goes to. Specifically I would love to be stationed in Japan (main island, not Okinawa), and anywhere in the pacific. Of course I am aware I will also go to war zones, but I am just looking forward to other kinds of deployments as well. I have a few questions: 1) how often are marines stationed/deployed on Navy ships? How much time could one expect to be on one during a 3-5 year career? 2) how often or under what circumstances are intelligence (or any) officers stationed with the Navy at some of their Honshu (main island) bases? 3) how easy is it for reserve marine officers to request to fill in/volunteer to deploy? 4) how often are reserve marines deployed in general? Are they usually deployed to war zones, or might they be deployed just as frequently to stations in Asia? Thank you so much for helping with any or all of these questions!