Looking for a Navy recruiter

Discussion in 'Washington Fishing Reports' started by TexMojoII, May 29, 2019.

  1. TexMojoII

    TexMojoII Well, Shit!

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    Contact me regarding a fishing trip, must be an active recruiter. I have a kid, not mine, but I want to be present for the interview.
     
  2. Odin7

    Odin7 Odin7

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    Recruiters lie!

    When I was joining the Army, I asked mine why the other people in his office looked angry and kept saying "FTA" ?

    He said it meant, "Fun Travel and Adventure".

    No it didn't...
     
  3. Mad Impulse

    Mad Impulse Member

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    Never
    Again
    Volunteer
    Yourself.
     
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  4. BugeaterInWa

    BugeaterInWa Fear the Corn

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    Go get me a bucket of steam.
     
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  5. Odin7

    Odin7 Odin7

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    They're not allowed to do that any more. It's mean!
     
  6. TexMojoII

    TexMojoII Well, Shit!

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    This kid wants navy, but he like fam so I want to make sure the kid gets a trait and not just a laborer.
     
  7. One_Leg

    One_Leg Ret. Comm. Diver/Medic

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    Trade?
     
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  8. TexMojoII

    TexMojoII Well, Shit!

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    Yeah, trade.
     
  9. G-Spot

    G-Spot Captain

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    Most all services including Navy don’t offer a real trade that has absolute crossover to civilian sector.

    Navy Corman (medic) may offer some EMT skills
    various Mechanic skills offered
    Seabees for construction skills......

    Recruiters are salesman selling their branch of service, but many military jobs wont cross over....
     
  10. KimH

    KimH Someday I'll live the dream.

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    Several of the younger Electronic Techs we work with have been trained in the Navy. I wonder if marine electrician is something they could get training in the Navy. A good one of those is worth their weight in gold.
     
  11. mackereljoe

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    It’s hard to assess what trade or rate the young man can qualify until he takes the test. After the a classifier can tell him and his recruiter but sometimes the rate (trade) is overmanned so a recruiter will convince him to an open one. I was told I will be working in an air conditioned space. And he’s correct. Except for the funeral details most weekends, security watch, boatswains mate of the watch, quarter master of the watch.....I missed it daily.
     
  12. Cohoho

    Cohoho I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Need a PHD degree to design it
    Need a Master degree to build it
    Need a Bachelors degree to fly it
    Need a GED to fix it!

    Many jobs transfer over to civilian jobs right out of the service - Avionics, jet engine guys, airframe guys, HVAC, Electricians, Medical jobs, EOD, etc... etc... etc... I got numerous amounts of retired to just a few years in the service friends and family that walked into great jobs after getting a solid foundation in the military within their specific career field. Not much of a calling for civilian jobs needing mortar or infantry experience but plenty of good trades in all services.
     
  13. JTC

    JTC Too Sirius

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    Or
    Most all trades in Washington are accepting apprentices currently
    Starting around 50k a year
    Average 4 year apprenticeship
    Ending around 90-110k as a journeyman
    Currently a carpenter starting for us makes 57k a year first year raise every 6 months
     
  14. Mad Impulse

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    SEABEE's
     
  15. TonyG

    TonyG I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I hope this message is heard - Jeff is spot on.
     
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  16. FishPimpII

    FishPimpII Dreaming about the next boat...

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    Yep. Unless serving his country is his calling then this is the route to a career.
     
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  17. Cohoho

    Cohoho I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    When I joined in 1982 it wasn’t for money, it wasn't for a higher calling it was to get the fuck out of depressed area of West Virginia. Choices growing up were; steel mills, brick yard, pottery, or mining- nope not me! But in truth 20 years later it was best thing I ever did! Got full medical and decent chunk of change every month since I was 38. Never got rich from it but gained more experiences never knew possible. Been damn near every where in the world, some good and some shitholes. Lived in some amazing countries and got to do stuff most dream of. No regrets for sure!
     
  18. BugeaterInWa

    BugeaterInWa Fear the Corn

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    Good times with SEABEES in Panama...
     
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    Just not true.... military electricians don’t qualify as civilians, they can get out and if lucky get into the electrical apprentice program and do night school like any other person. They cannot step out of the military and start wiring houses or buildings. most of the medical jobs do not qualify either, they simply do not get the accreditation needed for hospitals to hire them. LPN and RN get their degree from civilian schools prior to entering the military. An LPN joins as an E-3 because of schooling and is an E-5 witching 6 months, RN’s are officers, but they leave the military with the same degree they showed up with. Had this conversation with a current active Sargent Major at dinner just the other night.... many of his troops cannot get out and get a job. I don’t know about other services, but the army uses DOD and outside contractors for HVAC, that is not an MOS...

    I was a very skilled medic initial combat medic course 10 weeks and later the 6 month advanced course. I performed many minor surgeries, did more sutures than most doctors, was a cpr instructor, and ran an aid station. Very advanced medically, my advanced course is where they send Navy Seal Medics. I could do veinous cut downs, chest tubes, and lots of stuff only physicians can do in civilian life.... got out of the service and they wouldn’t let me ride in an ambulance.... probably better I didn’t get stuck in that career anyhow.

    Don’t get me wrong as you said a good foundation, but a trade.... nope!

    The best trade I have seen is my friend who was in Afghanistan and was a helicopter mechanic. It still took him a year after being out to get his documents proving his experience and getting his certification to get a real job..... But.... he makes Bank! And Loves his job...
     
  20. Odin7

    Odin7 Odin7

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    Tomorrow is the 75 year anniversary of "D Day". Plenty of Infantryman in that mix and they changed history.

    An Infantryman is a leader. Even someone with a short enlistment has been groomed to become a leader even if he hasn't been officially placed in a leadership position before he separated. Leadership is about inspiring confidence in the people you are responsible for. Asking them to do something that can be at odds with their very existence.

    Hire and Infantryman, and you will get an employee who understands teamwork, loyalty, responsibility, punctuality, accountability and selfless service.

    If you get someone like that, (and give them YOUR best) you can make them into anything you need them to be.

    They don't teach that in college.
     

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