If you’re faint hearted or mentally unstable, you will have a tough time in the military. Think long and hard and be brutally honest with yourself. There are no promises other than 3 meals and a place to lay your head down everyday.
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Served for four years. I had to learn how to adapt to changes quickly. I served under some good commanding officers, but command environment is different for every command. Learned a lot during my time, and it's not easy when plans and schedules aren't stable. I appreciate the experiences I have been through, and the opportunities to travel to places I thought I would never see. It is not for everyone, but it is an enriching experience.
This organization has assisted me in developing my professional skills as well as personal skills in the desire to better myself. The culture of the organization can either be fast pace or slowed down depending on the leadership, this grants me the opportunity to take more responsibility in progressing the tasks above the others.
The Navy was a wonderful experience to aid in my growth as a person and as a leader. The hardest part of my job was the constant change of work environment and the uncertainty of my location at times. I am now very adaptable from that experience!
My time in the Navy was one of the biggest highlights of my life. The brotherhood that comes through the military is unlike anything else I’ve encountered. The work was hard, the pay was low, and the hours were endless, but with the right crew and people, 18 hour days during 6 month deployments go by in the blink of an eye. It has definitely set my own standard high for how I approach all things in my life.