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Is the NAVY a good place to start my career?

Im 17 and next year i want to be apart of the NAVY.The NAVY is the only way im probably going to do something with my life(i want to be a pilot). My father recommend i should go and my mom thinks its a horrible decision but im lost should i go? Also could you tell me the BAD and the GOOD about the navy?

Asked By: MEENA - 4/7/2010
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I graduated from high school at 17. I worked my tail off and got my BA in Math by the time I was 20. I enlisted in the Navy. I didn't go for an officer program because I didn't know if I wanted to make the commitment. It was four years for enlisted, and six for a commission. My interest wasn't a career... More
Answered By: gugliamo00 - 4/7/2010
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I'm joining the navy too, as an electrical engineer, they will pay you for 3 years of school and pay the tuition cost, they only require 4 years of service the first pay is $33k, by the final year (seven) its $80k There's also 14 weeks basic, 10 weeks environmental, and 5 weeks naval training
Answered By: Max - 4/7/2010
 
It will be the best thing you will ever do with your life. Cowards who are to afraid will tell you otherwise, but you will never regret it. I do not, even with the bad. I applaud you for considering.
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Answered By: Dazt - 4/7/2010
 
I highly doubt the first responder is entering as an engineer. Thinking more an enlisted EM based on the course description. Electrical Engineers (as defined by the B.S. In engineering) are highly valuable to the Navy in engineering positions and rarely (if ever) enlist. The Navy also does not produce engineers on the... More
Answered By: Cat - 4/7/2010
 
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