Can you get promised any sea duty assignments in Navy?
I am planning on joining the navy and doing something in aviation working on a flight deck of a ship is what i really want to do and work around airplanes and helicopters also. I am wondering when i go see a recruiter what job do i specifically ask for and if i can get promised and put into my contract that i can go on a ship and serve deployments ect.
Asked By: - 2/27/2012
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no. there are no guarantees as to duty station or deployment.. ever. depending on what airplane you get assigned to you could NEVER see a carrier or other ship.
Answered By: Mrsjvb - 2/28/2012
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No. Aviation jobs give the the opportunity for assignment to a ship or squadron. However, the squadrons go on the ships when deployed or on exercises. (Except for P-3 squadrons) Otherwise, squadrons are stationed at Naval Air Stations. If you request sea duty at your "A" School you should get it.
Answered By: Yak Rider - 2/27/2012
You will want to pick something in aviation (Aviation Boatswain's Mate, Aviation Machinist Mate, Aviation Electrician's Mate, Aviation Ordnanceman, etc). You may be able to get a job promised in your contract (only if it's open) but that's where the promises end. The recruiter will have absolutely no control on where... More
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