The Navy Is A First Time Experience

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oining the Navy is a first time experience for many. Not coming from a military background made the transition even harder because my parents, and I, were not sure what I would be walking in to. The lack of information being given to new members of the military has to change. It is the job of the recruiter to provide them with the proper knowledge they need before even signing the military contract. Also, it is the responsibility of the recruit to ask as many questions as they can, and if needed, conduct further research on his/her own. As a child, my mother would always ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I knew I wanted to work in the medical field like her, but when I first entered college, that quickly changed. Raised in a sheltered environment, I wasn’t given the opportunities to hang out with friends or attend high school functions like the others. I suddenly realized that college was not meant for me at that exact time and decided I decided to do something different with my life. I sat down with a Navy recruiter to see what career options the military could offer me. The medical field was still my main focus, and I was eager to learn about naval medicine. The recruiter informed me that if I join the Navy as an Undesignated Seaman, I would get the opportunity to choose any job title that my heart desired. I immediately became full of excitement, ready for whatever was in store for me. However, while in basic training I learned that being an Undesignated Seaman

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