Pros: food, travel, pay, people, experience
Cons: pay, working hours, security watch
Underway a watch team stands 6 hours of security watch and gets 6 hours o time to themselves, not including meal times, shower, exercise, ship duties and events. On a normal day of watch, one will: -plot a ship's position, heading, and speed;
-operate common marine electronic navigation instruments including radar systems;
-provide target plotting data – more... to the combat information center based on information received from target tracking devices
-Maintain all communication to and from Captain
The best part of the Navy were the people I met and also my 8 1/2 month deployment. The people were amazing because they were from all over the world and everyone was so different, but yet had one common goal. The hardest parts of the job were leaving for days and sometimes months at a time without warning and learning to adapt to military schedules and life, which is very demanding at times, especially overseas and during shipboard life.
My service in the United Stated Navy prepared me to deal with people of all walks of life and differences. It taught me respect, and what it really meant to step outside the box and be an individual. I also learned that there is a enormous world out there and also to be appreciative of our freedom in America. – less