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    Current Employee - Theater Ballistic Missile Defense Supervisor SOCCENT in Virginia Beach, VA
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    I have been working at US Navy full-time (More than a year)


    I learned everything I know from my time in the Navy. I am extremely versatile and know so many skills.


    Long hours and sea time which takes me away from my family.

    Advice to Management

    Command morale is the best thing that you can improve for your junior sailors.

US Navy Interviews

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    Surface Warfare Officer Interview

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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 9+ months. I interviewed at US Navy.


    *"UNDESIGNATED" does NOT mean that you will get a try out all of the rates and then pick the one you want! It means that you will do hard manual labor for 1-2 years, then get to choose which of a couple hard manual labor jobs you want for the rest of your career. This is not necessarily bad, but know what you're getting into. Your recruiter will make it sound like you get to try them all and then take your pick--that is NOT the case! I see disappointed young Sailors every day who got duped and are now stuck chipping paint because they trusted their recruiters. It is 1 in 50 that make it into a cushy indoor rate from undes.* These comments apply to officer and enlisted. Very extensive application which takes a long time and requires old medical documentation, recommendations, etc. No formal interview for me, but I think some people have them. You will be dealing with a recruiter who has a quota of people he needs to sign up. Do your own research on what a specific job will be like in the Navy. That means talking to people in that job, talking to other people in the Navy, talking to people in the military, calling multiple recruiters to see if they tell you the same things as your recruiter. This is YOUR job, not the recruiter's. Once he gets you signed, he doesn't care what happens to you. Take control of the process and INSIST on getting the job you want. Some jobs are super popular and competitive, but find out for sure independent of your recruiter because they sometimes tell you a rate is full when it's not--they just benefit from you choosing something else. Please be careful and only sign up for a job you want.

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    • They want a written statement of why you want to serve. Have some friends or family proof it before you turn it in, and make sure you edit and reedit it so that it's sharp. If you do these basic things (which you should do for every application), you will stand out from the pack because writing is not most Sailors' strong suit.   Answer Question

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America's Top Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities -- Top 25 Government Agencies (#10) ,, 2012
Top 20 Government Employers - Readers' Choice , Equal Opportunity Publications, 2012
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Headquarters San Diego, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1775
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

The U.S. Navy is truly one of America’s great places to work – an organization that not only serves the greater good every day but also rewards those serving with the kind of personal and professional fulfillment rarely found elsewhere.

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