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All gay jokes aside, anyone here a Navy Recruiter? Had some questions. Pm is OK.

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Not a recruiter but have some old buddies that are and can get some good info
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I'm not a recruiter, but I'm active duty Navy. I work with three former recruiters. What do you want to know?
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I was a Marine recruiter. If its a general enlistment question I might be able to help. But can't help you with branch specific stuff
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The wife is, for Reserve doctors, dentists, and nurses. She's also the Division Officer for a bunch of enlisted folks, so she's got contacts. What are you looking to learn?
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I'm 31. Wondering if there's still a possibility to get in.
Also the website says that the navy won't allow you to join if you have more than 2 minor dependants. Is this a hard and fast rule? I have 3 small children.
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I'm 31. Wondering if there's still a possibility to get in.
You should be fine there... max age for non-prior service is either 34 or 35

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Also the website says that the navy won't allow you to join if you have more than 2 minor dependants. Is this a hard and fast rule? I have 3 small children.
Are you married? If so, you'll need a Dependency Waiver, but that shouldn't be too much of an issue to get cleared. You can be married with up to 4 dependents before you become ineligible for a waiver.
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You should be fine there... max age for non-prior service is either 34 or 35



Are you married? If so, you'll need a Dependency Waiver, but that shouldn't be too much of an issue to get cleared. You can be married with up to 4 dependents before you become ineligible for a waiver.
Yes I'm married. Does having a bachelor degree matter for the job I can choose?

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Yes I'm married. Does having a bachelor degree matter for the job I can choose?
Then your kids are waiverable... it does require a higher-level signature though since you have 3, so if you get a recruiter who doesn't want to submit the waiver, you may have to shop around.

At a minimum, a Bachelor's Degree will bring you in as an E-3, and should help you to score higher on the ASVAB, which is what determines the ratings (jobs) you qualify for. Depending on your degree field and GPA, it might also make you a competitive candidate for Officer Candidate School.
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Then your kids are waiverable... it does require a higher-level signature though since you have 3, so if you get a recruiter who doesn't want to submit the waiver, you may have to shop around.

At a minimum, a Bachelor's Degree will bring you in as an E-3, and should help you to score higher on the ASVAB, which is what determines the ratings (jobs) you qualify for. Depending on your degree field and GPA, it might also make you a competitive candidate for Officer Candidate School.
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I'm 31. Wondering if there's still a possibility to get in.
Also the website says that the navy won't allow you to join if you have more than 2 minor dependants. Is this a hard and fast rule? I have 3 small children.
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Yes. You can get in at 31. If you pass the physical you will be good to go. Be prepared to take orders from a 19 year old if you come in though, that's just the way it is.

You can come in with 3 kids. There are waivers for waivers in the Military. Shop around for a recruiter that will help you. If you are having trouble getting in, volunteer for submarines. Doing so will get pretty much any recruiter to break his back to get you in.
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What are your interests/reason for joining/what you want to get out of it/etc? Is it navy specific or just mil overall? I can tell you right now despite what the politicians claim we are undermanned right now and hurting for people. Ships are starting to do back to back deployments or extensions so if your looking for a rate that lets to spend time with the family it may be hard.
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What are your interests/reason for joining/what you want to get out of it/etc? Is it navy specific or just mil overall? I can tell you right now despite what the politicians claim we are undermanned right now and hurting for people. Ships are starting to do back to back deployments or extensions so if your looking for a rate that lets to spend time with the family it may be hard.
My dad was in the Navy and I wish I would have had my head on right when I was 18 and joined up then. I realize my door is rapidly closing and the job market for my field, human resources, is over saturated. I figured I could give a few years and maybe learn something in the process. I feel like everyone should serve, and I've felt stronger about that as I've gotten older.

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What do you want to do in the Navy? Any aviation rating will have terrible advancement. Same for Hospitalman, and the vast majority of surface ratings. If you want to make rate fast, go submarines, or special warfare.
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What do you want to do in the Navy? Any aviation rating will have terrible advancement. Same for Hospitalman, and the vast majority of surface ratings. If you want to make rate fast, go submarines, or special warfare.
I wasn't sure exactly, is there a place that lists all the jobs?

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http://www.navy.com/careers.html
Has most, if not all the jobs there.

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http://usmilitary.about.com/od/navynecs/a/necmenu.htm

AECF is a good field to get into if you got a head for electronics. Good retention and decent advancement rate. Kinda closed up now but you get automatic E4 out of school and E4-E5 is still open. E6 on the other hand...
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AECF is a horrible way to go. They are beyond overmanned. We just got a former AT1 that was forced to rate convert to be a Submarine Radioman, or get kicked out.
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AECF is a horrible way to go. They are beyond overmanned. We just got a former AT1 that was forced to rate convert to be a Submarine Radioman, or get kicked out.
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Are you physically fit? If you are and you don't mind blood and guts, I would recommend Recon Corpsman (Recon Medic), they are hurting for people right now. If you are are pretty intelligent go Nuke.

The three main thing that will determine your job in the Navy is your, citizenship, fitness, and ASVAB scores. You did mention you have a degree, right? if this is a Bachelors Degree you can also apply for officer's program.
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As an ex nuke MM1-(SS),

I hope you realize that submarine duty is very hard on families. Divorce rates are way over 50%, it takes a strong, self reliant woman to manage a family by herself for most of the time. If she has family near it helps but you get very little choice in locations as there are few submarine bases.

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The best advice for you is to simply go and talk to a recruiter and get the fine details. Ask straight forward question s and expect the same in answers, even if they may not be the ones you want to hear. Honesty is the best policy but don't be suprised if there is a significant waiting period before you get in, ie. up to 18 months! With the bad economy, recruitment is way up and some aren't even wasting time going to high schools as there is a line out the door and down the street. Should you need to, look into the Reserves. Not quite active duty but better than nothing and we have educational and retirement benefits also. Good luck and keep us posted for assistance if needed.

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What about the Army? I joined as an enlisted watercraft operator, and in 3.5 years I was a warrant officer. If your on the ball, the Army has many ways to advance. From CWO to ocs to artillery officer, to veterinarian. Nothing special about me, just worked hard and did what the Army asked of me and took advantage of what was opened and offered. My wife of 32+ years was even issued to me, she was a watercraft operator too. Retired at 26+ years and have a great career. Good luck and thanks for wanting to serve your country.
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Two ratings to keep in mind if you want to avoid being on a ship are AC and Aircrew "Dry"... both come with auto-E-4 out of training... but both are overmanned/near-manned too though.
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Are you smart? Be a Nuke. Great advancement up to MM/EM/ET2. Are you in good shape? Special warfare. Are you pretty average across the board? Get into some kind of "T" rate. ET/FT/ST/IC etc.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...s_Navy_ratings

Anytime a rating seems like it will be really awesome, it prolly is. It is also probably horribly overmanned and will have terrible advancement.

I'm a NAV-ET. Its a strange combination of ET, QM and IC, but the dysfunction is part of the fun!
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Being an older and presumably more mature gentleman with a bachelor's I HIGHLY suggest submitting an OCS (Officer Candidate School) package. If for some reason you do decide to join enlisted for whatever reason focus on getting picked up. It'll be much easier for you having already earned your degree.

Another word of advice: avoid the surface Navy. I can't specifically comment on subsurface or special programs but I've deployed as an AT on a number of different types of surface ships and our lifestyle is immeasurably better. Anything "ship's company" is something to be avoided at all costs.

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