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For the Navy: How many of you actually got stationed at your number one pick on your wish list?

I know there's a wish list, but I'm trying to calculate the odds of actually ending up where you want to be. I need to know what your top 3 picks were, where you first got stationed, what field you specialize in, and what you ranked in school. Pretty Please???

Asked By: aja - 6/10/2009
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The odds depend on how specific you get... More
Answered By: gugliamo00 - 6/10/2009
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Over a twenty year period? Twice (moving on average every three years). I was an Independent Duty Hospital Corpsman with a warfare specialty of FMF. And for the record, my twilight tour was my firt pick and I got it only because I knew my detailer AND, I'd made enough enemies on the Beltway, that they didn't push... More
Answered By: Doc - 6/10/2009
 
When I was handed the paper to pick where I wanted to go (in 1988), I put three choices on it...and ended up thousands of miles away from any of the three. However, a young woman in my HM class got stationed less than 50 miles from home, at her first pick... More
Answered By: keltillos - 6/10/2009
 
We just moved this January my husband put on his wish list (We wanted west coast) #1 Washington #2 Callifornia #3 Hawaii We ended up in Groton CT My husband is an ET on a Sub. He is E5
Answered By: kimbell1987 - 6/10/2009
 
The wish list I was given had you list out 3 wishes for each type of duty, shore, sea, and overseas... More
Answered By: razzy - 6/10/2009
 
Asked for 3 different west coast locations and they sent me to Japan...
Answered By: boreduninspired - 6/10/2009
 
Durring my career I picked orders 5 times. 5 out of 5 times I got my number one pick on location. I did not want recruiting for my first shore duty, but had no choice... More
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Answered By: oneiloilokano - 6/10/2009
 
After dropping out of "a" school in '69, I didn't get anything on my wish list. In '74 after getting out of another "a" school (#1 in class), when it was time for orders, I always got what I asked for. Retired in '91
Answered By: Ronald H - 6/11/2009
 
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