Pros: Health Coverage, 30 days vacation a year, tax advantages
Cons: Deployment & extended travel
In a course of two years, you transition through phases of a training cycle. There are periods of maintenance, training, integrated/fleet training and deployment. Many time sensitive tasks and critical repairs take place with numerous training and collateral opportunities to diversify your career. This cycle repeats itself at different stages for every command. When at shore, opportunities are available to increase personal and professional development.