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Hey there, I'm 19 years old and I'm interested in joining the Navy but I find that its hard to get the correct answers from my recruiter I'm currently talking to. I would like to join as an Aviation Electrician and they are planning to send me to milwaukee, wisconsin (I live in green bay) to the meps station to take the asvab and take my physical and to swear in... all within a two day period. Shouldn't I be able to take the asvab somewhere near my house so that I can examine my qualifications for job preference?? Do I have to swear in right away when they send me there? Is there a guarantee that I will get the job I prefer? He said that the best thing to do is to just sign up for a job if the one i want isn't available and then they will try and find a way to get me into my selected job while I am in the delayed entry program. That just doesn't sound legit to me. Like its possible that they just need people to sign up for crap jobs because nobody else does. I asked him if I had to swear in if I go down the milwaukee and he gave me this speech about how it costs 4000 dollars to send a recruit down there because of transportation and motel and whatever and that if I'm not going to swear in hes not going to waste his time basically. I'd like to take the asvab and the physical and talk to the guys about my job but I want to make sure that I get in that field. I guess I'm open to other jobs I just can't trust recruiters to describe the job to me because they will just make it sound like an amazing job with not downfalls. I am totally committed to joining the Navy and want to do it 100 percent but I am just a little scared of not getting a job that is good or that I like because it effects my life drastically. Your time would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Asked By: Brad - 2/13/2009
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If you don't want menial jobs, don't enlist. For the first six months or year you're in the fleet -- before you sew on your crow, you're probably going to be cooking, washing dishes, washing clothes, scrubbing decks, cleaning toilets, painting, chipping, and doing all sorts of menial jobs. It's nothing personal. These... More
Answered By: gugliamo00 - 2/13/2009
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No way they can finish all in 2 days. Take the asvab and then see if you qualify for that school. Make them put it in writing.
Answered By: Retired navy 1972 - 1992 - 2/13/2009
 
There is no guarantee that you will get the job you want in the Navy the first time around. It depends on how many openings there are for that particular job. Never think you can get the whole truth out of a recruiter. They are there to get people to enlist, not tell the truth. if you want to go into the Navy, do... More
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Answered By: . - 2/13/2009
 
First research which job you want, here is a great site: http://usmilitary.about.com/od/enlistedjob1/a/navyjobs.htm... More
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Answered By: Mike E - 2/13/2009
 
lmao!!! yea its just the quota. tell him you want to see in black and white your job on paper. now when i joined the marines i wanted to be a welder. the job number is in the 2100 field. the job i got was 2111. which is armorer. i fixed weapons. which i actually really liked anyway lol. so make sure he gives you 4357... More
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Answered By: inconsistancies - 2/13/2009
 
You should be able to take the asvab close to you. I think this particular recruiter is trying to rush you into signing up. Take a practice asvab, see how you do and what kind of jobs (MOS) you would qualify for. If you dont like the options get the test book and study a couple weeks and re-take. This is a life... More
Answered By: Connor O - 2/13/2009
 
the official test is ONLY administered at MEPS stations... More
Answered By: mrsjvb - 2/13/2009
 
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