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Old 10-12-2012, 09:08 PM   #31
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And as for the engineering dept, they do provide us with propulsion, water, sewage, electricity and on the surface heating and air. On a submarine they maintain the equipment for the very air we breathe so I appreciate those folks too. But they tend to dish out a lot so I like to give them a hard time right back.

More advice to our future GM:

Those engineering types will own a lot of your qualification cards so don't give them too much crap.

Also don't piss off cooks, corpsmen, or yeomen. They own your food, your health record, and your pay issues. Unless you'd like an extra dash of bland in your food, a few repeat shots that never got recorded, and extra hassles getting travel claims and pay issues sorted out.

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Old 10-13-2012, 04:18 AM   #32
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Hey don't listen to these guys, it was the Gunner's Mate in Under Siege that saved the day. Still it was Steven Seagal who got the girl but still it was a win for Gunners Mates everywhere

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Hey don't listen to these guys, it was the Gunner's Mate in Under Siege that saved the day. Still it was Steven Seagal who got the girl but still it was a win for Gunners Mates everywhere
i thought he played a cook in that movie?
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Don't know if the OP is already enlisted or not sworn in yet....but another option,,,http://www.uscg.mil/tcyorktown/TEW/gm.asp

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Old 10-14-2012, 05:12 PM   #35
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i thought he played a cook in that movie?
Well, yeah, but it was the retired visiting GM who got all the ship's

big guns operative, and sank the sub...



OP, seriously, think about this. There's still time to change your rating before you join.

What will you do, as a civilian, with your GM skills? Many other wide open

ratings in less glamorous fields are going to set you up when you depart the service.

I thought it would be cool to be a Sonar Tech. I wound up wishing I had become

an HT, with Navy welding experience, or EM, with Navy electrical experience,

when it was time to search for a job, after my service was up. WTTW...
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Check the creo as a GM3 meaning how many people are in that rate. More people the harder it will be to advance. Also what are the creo for GM2&1 when you make that next step in advancement. I went from AE3 to the MA rate because the AE rate was locked up. Not too many people where advancing.

What other rated are you interested in? My best advice is look into something you can learn in the Navy that can be used in the civilian world.

I've meet some knuckle head GMs in the Big Navy as well as Little Navy but you get that with all rates and all branches.

Are you going to make it a carrier?

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Check the creo as a GM3 meaning how many people are in that rate. More people the harder it will be to advance. Also what are the creo for GM2&1 when you make that next step in advancement. I went from AE3 to the MA rate because the AE rate was locked up. Not too many people where advancing.

What other rated are you interested in? My best advice is look into something you can learn in the Navy that can be used in the civilian world.

I've meet some knuckle head GMs in the Big Navy as well as Little Navy but you get that with all rates and all branches.

Are you going to make it a carrier?
A Fire Control Technician perhaps.
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A Fire Control Technician perhaps.
And what job skills can you take to the job market, after you

depart the Navy, as an FT?

THIS is what makes the snipe ratings shine. EVERYBODY

wants a welder, electrician, or machinist with Navy

experience...
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And what job skills can you take to the job market, after you

depart the Navy, as an FT?

THIS is what makes the snipe ratings shine. EVERYBODY

wants a welder, electrician, or machinist with Navy

experience...
Toot toot goes your horn.
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Toot toot goes your horn.
Unfortunately it's more like a lesson sadly learned. I, too, sought

after one of the more glamorous ratings in the Navy, and became

a Sonar Tech. It did NOTHING to prepare me for the job market

after the service.
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