ComNavOps is always trying to mentor young people and offer career advice. To that end, here are some career aptitude guides that may be of use to you.
Does this snippet of conversation make sense to you?
Stealth … Gotta have it!
Don’t know; just do.
If so, congratulations, you may have a career in aircraft design!
Do fewer ballistic missile tubes, smaller crews, increased automation, and smaller reactors suggest to you the need for a larger submarine?
Does an airwing half the size of the original Nimitz airwing suggest to you the need for a bigger carrier than the Nimitz?
If you answered "yes!" or "hell, yes!" to the above, you may be a naval ship designer!
Do you believe
- The Marine Corps is a drain on naval construction funding.
- The Marine Corps needs to stop their whining and learn how to conduct assaults from 500 nm offshore.
- The Marine Corps gun support needs are being met perfectly well by 5” guns.
- All of the above.
If you answered d., congratulations, you’ll make Admiral!
Do you suffer from a debilitating, almost paralyzing, fear of making a mistake? If so, you'll make an exemplary ship's Captain!
If you prioritize the following naval issues – new uniforms, new ship construction, sexual assault, humanitarian assistance, gender integration, combat readiness, – somewhat along these lines,
1. Sexual Assault
2. New Ship Construction
3. Gender Integration
4. Humanitarian Assistance
5. New Uniforms
6. Combat Readiness (shouldn’t be that high but you had no other options!)
Congratulations, you’re next in line for CNO Greenert’s job!