Financial and Material Control Supervisor (Former Employee), California and Hawaii – December 5, 2013
Pros: good deal trips, mini vacation, picnic on the middle of nowhere
Cons: long hours ( 18 hours), lack of sleep, no breaks
A typical day at work would be doing my regular duties from 0700 to 1600 and if I had duty, I was on call until 0700 the next morning.
I learned a lot being on a Navy vessel. It's run a bit different than being on shore duty. Parts takes longer to received when you are out to sea for a long period of time.
I had to manage my time carefully every day, – more... depending what type of mission we had going on. Critical mission is always top priority and followed by your daily duties.
I supervised eight junior personnel beneath my pay grade. Ihad to make sure that they understood their duties and how to prioritize their daily duties. I had to train them on any and all materials that are confidential and sensitive. Training was conducted on a weekly basis.
The hardest part was being away from family for such long periods of time. Not being able to see them for weeks and sometimes months at a time depending on what your mission.
The most enjoyale part of all this is being able to see different parts of the world and travelling. Learning the cultures of the different countries we were able to visit. We enjoyed all our port visits and were able to do many things and take tours. – less
Production Control Clerk/ Armed Sentry (Former Employee), Coronado, CA – July 29, 2014
Pros: exciting, prideful and valuable learning
Cons: away from home and long hours
Loved it! take it working was alot of work but the satisfaction was enormous to serve my country. As a citizen I feel we must all contribute our time for our homeland and took pride in work. It was many hours so free time was not much but it made up with visiting countries. To me I did not have teams but brothers and sisters. Love it and anyone who – more... wants to see the world I would recommend this. – less
ABH (Former Employee), Everett, WA – July 29, 2014
Enjoyed the benefits and seeing the world. The hardest part of the job was being away from family and friends for months at a time. The schedule obviously isnt flexible and its a full time job being active duty.
Very organized and great oppertunities for advancement
BM3/E4 (Former Employee), Norfolk, VA – July 29, 2014
The most enjoyable part about the Navy was the great people you work with, traveling the world and seeing different places. The hardest part is the time of day you spend standing watch, then going straight into evolutions. I learned how to refuel cargo ships, doing evolutions with the marines. I also learned light office work and training junior sailors – more... how to stand certain watches and do maintenance. – less
Culinary Specialist (Former Employee), Virginia Beach, VA – July 29, 2014
• Planned, shopped for, and prepared nutritious meals and assisted families in planning the same. • Transported clients to locations outside the home, such to physician’s offices and outings, using a motor vehicle. • Observed patient’s conditions measured and recorded food and liquid intake. • Feed patients who were unable to feed themselves. • Bathed, – more... groomed, shaved, dressed and draped patients to prepare for the day. • Checked patients pulse, temperature, and respiration to ensure a normal reading. • Administered prescribed oral medications, under the written direction of physician. • Performed housekeeping duties, such as cooking, cleaning, washing clothes and dishes, and running errands. • Administered bedside and personal care, such as ambulation and personal hygiene assistance. – less
A great place to serve both yourself and our great nation while defending our cherished way of life.
Administration Officer (Former Employee), Virginia Beach, VA – July 26, 2014
Pros: excellent traning and travel opportunities
Cons: often long periods at sea away from family
The U.S. Navy has provided me the opportunity to meet and work with diverse individuals and travel to 33 different foreign countries. During my 28 year career, I transitioned from the senior enlisted ranks to the officer corps.