What are the chances of being stationed ashore in the Navy for the 1st enlistment term?
I am going to the Navy as an STG and my husband is in the Marine Corp as an MP. We have a 4 year old daughter and I am afraid of getting stationed on a ship this time around because she is so young. I would not mind being stationed to a fleet the next enlistment term because she will be older and can understand why I'm gone for weeks. We were told to ask for joint spouse but I am technically not in the Navy yet. I don't know if I should just change my rating to something that will station me at a shore duty station. It would be easier if my husband was not a MP because he works 48 hours on 48 hours off. There will be no one to watch our daughter in the evenings when he does work if I get stationed on a fleet because we don't know when I will be gone. Any advice would help. (P.S. I know that I will have to do one 7 month deployment at least and my daughter will be living with her godmother across the country when this does happen, I am just worried about the week to week basis)
Asked By: Nena - 5/31/2007
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STG is a seagoing rate. Sonar technicians (G means surface, S means submarine) have their main jobs on ships, all the way from destroyer to carrier. There used to be NAVFACS, though, and they were on shore. In fact, the marines used to baby sit us. I don't know whether NAVFACS still exist, but if they do, the... More
Answered By: River Rat Vietnam - 5/31/2007
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Not knowing what a "STG" is, makes it hard to answer your question. However, if they use that type of duty person on a ship, you should expect to go out on a ship. Be glad they do not allow women on the subs. You would be gone every other six months.
Answered By: Dave - 5/31/2007
Hey. The chances of you having shore duty your first enlistment are slim to none. I'm an STG now. Depending on how long you sign up for, you'll be in training for awhile. If you sign up for four years, you'll go to boot camp, then come here to san diego for about 6 months. If you sign up for six, you'll go from boot... More
Answered By: insmod0 - 5/31/2007
Yeeech... not good... it is a difficult enough life being dual military... but 2 different services... unless you have a *reeeaaallly nice detailer, you're not going to have much luck.... sorry...
Answered By: MotherBear1975 - 5/31/2007
Enjoy your time at sea.
Answered By: NukinHawg - 5/31/2007
The whole child thing might get you out of it but I doubt it!!!! It was six years before I hit land when I was in the navy and that's only because I volunteered to become a Sea Bee.
Answered By: martin d - 5/31/2007
STG=Sonar Technician General (Surface Sonar). Well you picked the wrong rate. STG is a Sea Intensive rate. After "A" school, and if you continue on to Navy Electronics and pass that, you go to "C" school. You will probably take 1 to 1.5 years to get all your schools in. After that you can expect a 5 year sea billet... More
Answered By: GIOSTORMUSN - 6/1/2007
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