J-e-L-L-o wrote:lawschoolresearch wrote:What are your thoughts on MOS options as a naval officer? Does anyone have any experience with these?
Surface Warfare Officer
Supply Corps Officer
Naval Flight Officer
Honestly, if I was you I would do Supply Corps. No worries about getting killed. Pretty much a desk assignment. You will get experience managing supplies and shipping worldwide. They also get assigned anywhere and everywhere (which is a plus).
Flight officer I believe is mandatory 8 year commitment. If you can do math and have the vision, probably the best option. Plus you get flight pay. Depending on your grades, you get to pick which platform you want to fly. Try to get the new P-8 or P-3. They are only shore based (never step foot on a ship) and they go EVERYWHERE. Might be harder to get in than the others.
Also, if you are a pilot, you will never be a JAG. They have a policy of almost never releasing officers from flight status (other than to leave the service) due to the massive cost and time that goes into training them. I am not sure if the policy is different for navigators.
Surface Warfare Officers seem pretty legit, and mostly safe aside from a few probably voluntary alternate assignments. Only met a few of them, however.