Oh actually that could help me, I was trying to figure out if I should go to the navy first or nursing school then comission in. When you enlisted how long did the whole process take exactly? Was it fairly quick or took a few months to get everything going?
If you’re wanting to get free schooling then definitely enlist before any kind of schooling because the military will pay for it. However having a little schooling under your belt allows you to enlist automatically at a higher rank, which is what I did. But I got free school, so if you’re not trying to pay for school then definitely just enlist first.
I officially enlisted on July 22nd, 2011, and didn’t leave for bootcamp until March 6th, 2012. How long you wait really depends on the rate (job) you pick or which rates are available for you to pick. You could be waiting ten months or a week. It really is a different circumstance with each person.
Hey, I was wondering are you in the academy or did you enlist? I'm thinking about enlisting to be a hospital corps man, I'd love to get someones advice on it that's in the Navy (:
I enlisted active duty. Corpsman is a great rate, a lot of people go that route to help them get a civilian job in the medical field after their contract is up. A military background looks great on a resume. Do you have any specific questions?
I feel so accomplished! It’s still the wierdest feeling using a computer right now… hasn’t really hit me yet that I’m finally no longer going to be treated like a shitty recruit and I can do normal people things now… like go on the computer… and talk during chow. ha