Pros: good promotion and training opportunies, affordable family medical care, travel
Cons: long work hours, deployments away from family.
A day at sea normally starts at or before 6 am (known as Zero Six Hundred, or 0600). Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided to you. For me, the workday started at 0700 and would end at 1800, 2000, or even 2300. At sea, it isn't unusual to work seven days a week.
In a career, you will have the opportunity to work on "shore duty",
I learned multiple – more... job skills, including personnel management, administrative skills, project management, and other fields.
Healthcare is provided. While it may take a while to get certain specialist care, the bill is totally covered.
The most enjoyable part of the job is making a difference, both for the country and in the lives of those we serve alongside. – less