Joined the Navy Part 2 NUKE PROGRAM!

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by JiroZero713, May 5, 2009.

  1. JiroZero713

    JiroZero713 Active Member

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    Welp fun story.

    Got a call from the Navy recruiters who had me as an AECF...They said a bunch of Nuke guys were down there and wanted to talk to me.

    Got down there...took a test which they helped me on....and then bammo I apparently qualified for the NUKE program of the Navy. 21,000 or more bonus so that's 11,000 plus for me....and I go in as an E3 and earn a shizload more money.

    It's not 100 percent but because of my clean record the Nuke guys who are surprisingly laid back said I didn't need to worry.


    Also...the Nuke guys were funny as hell. Smart yet well guys....hell at one point a guy walked outside to smoke and then came back and tapped on the door to get the other nuke guy to pay attention...did it about three times the other Nuke guy held up a finger like "Wait a minute..." Then finally the one tapping stuck his head in, "Hey what do you think of cowboy boots and short jean skirts?" And the guy holding up his finger got up immediately and walked outside.

    I laughed my butt off.

    And now I'm laughing more. Now I only have to do about 8-12 years and I can get a job at a farking Nuclear Power plant or any power plant in the country our out of country and make 100,000 or more a year no matter what. Hell I could even get a job testing water values at a farking beer plant and make 120,000 dollars a year.

    I'm set for life if I stick to this....that math is a barch though...and I hate math.

    I'm crossing my fingers guys hopping I get a Nuke contract
     
  2. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Way to go dude. But I have a feeling you will look like this in 8 to 12 years.
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  3. JiroZero713

    JiroZero713 Active Member

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    Ah well. At least I'll be rich.....as long as they don't tax me to death.
     
  4. roosterjuicer

    roosterjuicer New Member

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    I was in the navy. In boot camp the joke was that the nuke guys were the smartest...dumbest guys in the navy so be prepared to get made fun of by your RDC's.

    remember one thing though those recruiters get credit for every person they get to sign up, not every person that gets to be the rate they wanted to be. Your a nuke guy right now, but about your 4th or 5th week of boot camp you'll go finalize all your paperwork for what rate you will really be, they'll do background checks and all kinds of other stuff. About 1/3 of the guys from my division ended up leaving bootcamp doing a different job than they signed up for so make sure you do your research and get a few backup jobs or else they will assign you based on the Navy's needs, not yours.

    I knew a guy who enlisted to be an Intelligence Specialist, guaranteed, blah blah blah, his little brother was adopted from a foreign country and had only just become a US citizen. When it was all said and done, he is now a flippin WELDER! he got a 95 on his ASVAB and is now working construction for the navy.
     
  5. Minionsram

    Minionsram New Member

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    Congrats Jiro! The wifes nefew is shipping out in june ( i think it is june, might be july:confused:) and he is in the Nuke program, maybe yall will meet up, you never know
     
  6. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    Congratulations Jiro!! It's all gravy after you get through boot camp. Keep in mind that boot camp is just a mental thing. Worked to death and sleep deprived while being with the same diverse group of morons for a few months on end will drive anybody off the edge. :)

    You might just like the navy enough to stay til you retire.
     
  7. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Way to go Jiro! And if you make it to the Submarine Service you won't need suntan lotion!
     
  8. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Congratulations. :cool:
     
  9. bobbyb13

    bobbyb13 New Member

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    Listen up Jiro, and f###ing listen good!

    MY Son CPO Matt Bowers is a nuke. He has been in 12 years, 6 years on Subs, teaches Physics at the Nuke program in Charleston SC. NOW, pour all that BS those recruitors told you down the $hitter. IF you get in the program, you must have it in writting, signed, and notorized. I was a Submariner. They will tell you that you will be frigging models to get you to sign. It is 75% BS 25% fact. If it is not carved in stone that you are going nuke or be released from the Navy, you will be screwed, if you are not one smart young man. And you D@mn sure better be good in math, all math.
     
  10. JiroZero713

    JiroZero713 Active Member

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    Actually I've hated math forever.

    But it's not the kind of hate that I can't do it.

    It's the kind of hate that I know it...I can do it...I just didn't want to when it came down to it.

    Now I want to. Now I will do. I will succeed. I will not stop and I will try and get myself a college education ASAP while I'm in.

    I plan to go all the way to Captain. It's my dream.
     
  11. AcidFlashGordon

    AcidFlashGordon New Member

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    But watch out for "hot racking" down there. Those bubbleheads are strange peeples....
     
  12. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Hey, I resemble that statement!

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  13. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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    Jiro, Congratulations!! Do well in BP&E and your class "A" school and you will be OK! What Rate did they guarantee you, ET, EM, or MM? Don't get caught up in screwing off and blow this opportunity, because that is what it is. They will want you to go to New London prior to Nuke school to get sub qualified and you will have to graduate from "A" school in the upper 80 percentile.

    Good Luck and keep us posted!!
     
  14. canebrake

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    He will need to go to the fleet and serve on a boat before he becomes submarine qualified (allows you to put SS after your rank) He will need to successfully finish NL sub school before he goes to the fleet.

    Submarine qualified (SS) is not a diploma, it is experience and knowledge on a specific boat. If you transfer to a new boat you are required to re-qual.

    Didn't mean to step on your toes dune, are you a bubblehead?
     
  15. Ubergopher

    Ubergopher New Member

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    Good luck! Also, I hope you like havin' girls as kids. :)
     
  16. JiroZero713

    JiroZero713 Active Member

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    They haven't guaranteed anything yet. They are putting in the paper work and I was told most likly I'll get a call and it'll be gravy from there....I'm thinking about looking over my contract alittle bit closer this time around hehehe.

    But really I don't care what job they give me, unless you guys have a suggestion.

    It's not set in stone but not complete yet.

    I'm going to go for sub. Not sure the procedure.
     
  17. canebrake

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    Submarine Service is all voluntary. (and pays haz duty pay +$) When you request sub duty, if they need head count in the fleet, you will not get your "A" school! As soon as you finish sub school you will be deployed to the fleet.

    Your priority should be to get your "A" and "B" schooling in writing first and then volunteer for sub duty.

    If all goes well and if you have any deployment options (As high grade-ranking students often do!) get your butt to the Pacific Fleet! (SUBCOMPAC) I hated the North Atlantic! (SUBCOMLANT) Black water and power plant ejection temps of 26F! (That's -3C!) Condensate freezes in the bilge!


    Trust me on this one!
     
  18. Jo da Plumbr

    Jo da Plumbr New Member

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    Congratulations JZ

    Hope you get the sub job you want. And always remember the first rule of safety.

    The missile tube is always loaded !!!
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  19. RL357Mag

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    In the mid 70's I worked at the Indian Point 3 reactor in Montrose/Buchanan, NY and most of the Control Room Operators were ex-Navy nukes making BIG bucks. These are the ones that studied their asses off and actually graduated. Two HighSchool friends joined the Navy on the buddy program and were promised the world by their recruiter, they also signed up for the nuke program. First thing that happened was they were split up - one was reassigned to SanDiego and the other spent a large part of the next 4 years underwater for 3 months at a time between New London and Scotland. He hated it, and was simply a submariner, not a nuke pgm. graduate.
     
  20. canebrake

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    Thanks for the backup RL. This just verifies what I was talking about in my previous post. Both examples happened to me.

    The recruiter signed my friend and me up for the buddy program and guaranteed we would be together through boot camp. That lasted five days!

    While in boot I wanted to be an electrician. The interviewer said no problemo! I asked a question about hazardous duty pay and did submarine crew members get it? His response was yes, are you interested in the sub service? I said yes if the pay is better. (I was earning 95$ a month as a recruit, haz pay was 125$/month!) From that moment on I thought my deployment papers post boot camp were going to be for Electrician’s “A” school.

    After completing BC my papers were cut for sub school New London. After a few weeks of sub school (and getting good grades) the Chief of the school called me to his office. (His last name was the same as mine.) After learning we were not related he ask me what I wanted to do in HIS NAVY. I said I was going to go to electrician’s school as soon as I completed school here. He laughed and said according to his assignment sheet I was destined to be deployed to the fleet and no school was scheduled and no electrician openings were available. I have an opening in Sonar school if you’re interested? I said sure and nothing was said from then on. My orders were cut after graduation and guess what; they were for Torpedoman “A” weapons school in Key West. The Chief, because of my good grades wanted me to go to any “A” school and got me in the only one with an opening. This saved me from going to the fleet as a non-striker E-3! Lots of KP duty!

    After a good grade showing in “A” school my orders were cut for Launcher technician “B” school in Dam Neck. I advanced during “B” school and when I went to the fleet I was a TM3 E-4. Life is much better as an NCO on your first deployment!

    RL's friend that hated sub duty; I'll bet he completed sub school and was deployed to the fleet as a non-striker. He probably spent his entire sub career as a seaman on the boatswain's deck gang. These guys never advance and do ALL the dirty work! God bless them!

    The moral of this story? GET EVERYTHING IN WRITING! Timing is everything, and make sure you turn to and get those grades!!! Oh yea, don’t put any holes in the submarine’s overhead! That would be a zero defect sport! (Sorry dude but I had to do that!)