Pros: best enlisted pay bonuses, fastest rate to make rank
Cons: the most stressful thing you can ever do
I spent 6 years in the most demanding field in the Navy. It was the most demanding, trying, and physically mentally draining experience of my life thus far. It was however the best thing i could have done at the time. The Navy taught me discipline, leadership, perseverance and above all it taught me that no matter what happens you still have to strap up your boots and dig in to get the job done. As a single person it is one of the most beneficial things you can do for yourself, as a married or committed person it is one of the worst. There is so much bad that happens with this job that you have to leave it to see that there was something good that came from it.