What are good fall back jobs in Navy?
I want to join the navy with aspirations of becoming a SEAL or SWCC. But if i were to fail out of BUD/s i do not want to be stuck doing some job i absolutely hate for four years. What are some descent jobs/ratings in the Navy? I was thinking about a corpsman, or should i look at another branch?
Asked By: Steinbeck - 4/19/2011
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Ignore that guy who said you are already on the road to failing because you're thinking about this. 80% of the people fail out so you would be an idiot if you didn't think about this... More
Answered By: Repairmanmanmanman - 4/20/2011
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If you DOR from BUDS/SWCC (or any other specialty school they offer) then you will be reclassed as the needs of the NAVY. (When did they change the enlistment from 6 years?) However if you think you have what it takes then by all means push the envelope and do it. (Depending on why you DOR has alot to do with what... More
Answered By: Envy - 4/19/2011
If they got you, theyre gonna put you where they need you. You just gotta know if you really want to do it, if not dont take the chance. Better to pick something you like from the start than to take a chance, get something you hate, try and switch rates, and then get something you hate even more. look at it like this... More
Answered By: Eureka - 4/19/2011
I actually think they do give you a fall back job when you enlist, I know a kid who got a BUD/s contract, and he selected a back-up job. Granted this kid probably won't even make it to Boot Camp before doing something stupid and being discharged, and if he does he will definitely washout at BUD/s... More
Answered By: Blue Devil - 4/19/2011
I get the vibe that it's "combat" you're seeking. Why else would you aspire to be a SEAL or SWCC? I would recommend Corpsman, particularly Fleet Marine Force (FMF) Corpsman. I've been in that game for 7 yrs this yr. Fought in Iraq in '06 '07 '08 in the USMC Infantry platoons (combat action ribbon and all). You are in... More
Answered By: Chris - 4/20/2011
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