BM (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – October 29, 2013
Granted the benefits and everything that follows the life after military is generally very nice, while enlisted is extremely hard. Being moved away from family and friends. Leaving the country for months on end. Extremely unpredictable hours. Not all is bad though. Made some very amazing life long friends and learned so much more about the true blessings of life and saw how fortunate i am to be in America.
Operational Intelligence Analyst (Current Employee) – Pearl Harbor, HI – May 30, 2016
Very diverse environment and a lot of learning and work to be done. Can be challenging at times with time management and learning new programs, softwares, etc. but with other service members, it makes it less stressful.
hospital corpsman (Current Employee) – Twentynine Palms, CA – May 28, 2016
A hospital corpsman works in a wide variety of capacities and locations, including shore establishments such as naval hospitals and clinics, aboard ships, and as the primary medical caregivers for sailors while underway. Hospital corpsmen are frequently the only medical care-giver available in many fleet or Marine units on extended deployment. In addition, hospital corpsmen perform duties as assistants in the prevention and treatment of disease and injury and assist health care professionals in providing medical care to sailors and their families.
My experience was perhaps typical of an ignorant youth with little direction, but wanted to do some good with their life. I had no idea what was going on for the first three years, and only began to understand it all when I joined the Reserve and the world around me slowed down long enough. Management came and went before I could remember half their names. Work was intense and agonizing. I couldn't begin to list everything I learned, and there is no such thing as a typical day at work. I would say that the training was the hardest part of the job, and you are always training. All that being said, I look back on it fondly and wouldn't trade my experience for anything.
You don't have to do much thinking for many years, they do that for you.
Well...you will soon be in the best shape of your life.
Aircraft Maintainer (Former Employee) – Virginia Beach, VA – May 27, 2016
I worked on F/A-18 Super Hornet ejection seats, the job was fun and exciting knowing that you were the person to save the pilots life before the jet crashes. Being in the Navy taught me to be an outstanding team leader, a great listener and and amazing technician, I have been given many awards and certificates for my keen attention to detail when it came to my work, also been given jobs above my pay grade for that same reason also. Hardest part of my job was getting to understand the aircraft and all my subsystems that i worked on but once that was understood everything seemed easier.
A hard workforce that teaches great core lessons and values
Hospital Corpsman (Former Employee) – Naples, Italy and Cherry Point, NC – May 27, 2016
Through hard work and discipline, the Navy taught me how to be a productive medic at home and overseas. The Navy also gave me core lessons and values to be able to become a successful member to a company.
Corrections Specialist, (Former Employee) – Chesapeake, VA – May 27, 2016
While in the United States Marine Corps, I was tested mentally, physically and morally. A typical day was a 24 hour shift within the prisons. I helped maintain order and discipline within the facility and was also responsible or up to 10 Marines and once in the max custody unit where we monitored up to 50 prisoners at once. This helped me gain great amounts of leadership skills along with responsibility and dedication to the job.
Operations Specialist (Former Employee) – Norfolk, VA – May 27, 2016
A typical day at work comprises of both underway scheduling and ashore scheduling. When moored ashore ships often have training, maintenance, and preparations for underway. Once underway you are standing watch vigilantly, and participating in national tasking.
Benefits, stable employment, port visits.
Often out to sea, often have no internet connectivity, often miss land.
INFORMATION SYSTEM TECHNICIAN FIRST CLASS (Former Employee) – Patuxent River Naval Air Station, MD – May 27, 2016
Co-workers working as a team to reach specific goals The best part of the U.S. Navy are the port visits when your stationed on a ship to those numerous places in the world I learned more patience while serving in the Navy
Federal Police Officer GS (Current Employee) – Indian Head, MD – May 26, 2016
A typical day at work consisted of patrolling and physical security checks. I learned how to deescalate situations more effectively with coworkers and civilians in a domestic case. Management was great I thought that they did a good job at taking care of there employees. The hardest part of the job was remembering all the policies that constantly changed.
LOGISTICS SPECIALIST (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – May 26, 2016
The Navy has taught me to lead, to be assertive, aggressive, and organized. Some days were great, others were not. I have traveled the world and saw many faces. I taught me to work under pressure and multitasking.