Pros: Travel, friendship
Cons: Extended deployments
The Navy is an outstanding place to develop technical, tactical, leadership and personnel development skills. We build life long friendships and extended families through our careers. I have learned to be a consummate professional displaying confidence in my decision making skills, presentations, training, lectures, mentorship and personnel development. We treat our fellow shipmates with honor and respect. Our core values are Honor, Courage and Commitment. The most difficult part of my job was to leaving my family for deployment, although I have no regrets in doing so. The most rewarding evolution of my job was ensuring my personnel were properly trained, advanced in rank and to re-enlist a fellow Sailor. If I could serve another 26 years I would.