Here's a warning: don't take a job at the Navy Exchange. The longer you work there, the more you see people that are terrible at their jobs but good at kissing upper management butt get promoted. I don't know if it is like that at every Navy Exchange location, but the Lemoore Exchange certainly condones the practice. I have worked there for quite some time, and earned promotions myself, but the people that get the good money are the ones that are so full of bull it is coming out of their ears.
The pay is not competitive; people are constantly leaving the NEX to work in civil service, where they get paid more and do less. Half of the management are very lazy, and make their lowly-paid associates do all the work, while the management blames them for anything that goes wrong. They run their people ragged, and then get a bonus at the end of the year for how hard they made their people work. Half of the Lemoore NEX staff are looking for a job elsewhere, and there is no hope for improvement on the horizon.
I may seem like a bitter employee, but I'm just telling it like it is. I can only name about 20 people out of 200 employees that love working there, and 3/4 of them are the only people there making real money.
Don't believe me? Go ahead, get a job there. Good luck to you. Maybe you'll be one of those 20 people.