A demanding, but adventure ridden career move for thoes who love a challege.
Pros: healthcare, travel, experience, career change oportunity, responsibility levels, upward momentum, cultural diversity
Cons: rapid work culture changes, advancement procedures, physical/weight standard of measurement.
I wouldn't take back a day in the US Navy! I had some extremely hard days but the payoffs were worth it. I learned a ton about myself, and how to maintain professionalism as an ambassador in numerous countries, but also in undesirable situations.
I was afforded the opportunity to manage a team of up to 15 individuals on day to day operations, 50+ during a true catastrophe.
Now I manage all aspects of a firefighting technical trainer as well as a sinking vessel simulator.
The hardest part was working up to 20hr days for up to a few months. But the most rewarding was when I was able to help someone who was less fortunate than myself, or anyone I knew...