Pros: Atmosphere is like no other atmosphere I've ever felt before.
Cons: Long, exhausting work days
There is no such thing as a typical day in the Navy. You have the typical things you have to get done to meet requirements and dead lines, but everyday is something new and exciting. I've learned so much about the world, the Navy, and myself from this experience. I don't regret joining what so ever. I feel like the Navy makes you work as a team, even if you're not used to something like that. It also teaches leadership and how to lead other sailors. As you move up in rank, you gain more responsibility and mentorship over the other sailors. Just as most places, you have good leaders and bad leaders, but you learn to make due with those. Likewise, you have good shipmates and back shipmates. As a sailor, though, it's your job to keep those highly trained individuals on track.
The hardest part about being in the Navy is the lack of physical prescence of my family and some of the things we do can definitely take a toll on you. With every downfall, there's always an upside. I love the Navy and everything it has to offer. I've gotten to see new things, meet new people, and build a skill set that I never thought I'd have.