America’s Navy Reserve is an essential element of the Total Force that is America’s Navy. Wherever the important work of the Navy is being conducted in the world today, Navy Reservists are there – seamlessly supporting, actively contributing and effectively leading lives of service and lives of their own.
Command Fitness Leader (Former Employee) – Crash and salvage firefighter – 7 January 2017
The hours are long and the time away from the family is hard. I suggest it to non married people but i believe that it is poison for married personnel. the benefits are great however. your schooling will be paid for and you and your family get health and dental care.
Avionics Electronics Technician (Former Employee) – Lemoore NAS, Ca – 20 March 2014
An aircraft cockpit has instruments which are controlled by the Control Boxes stored in the avionics bay in the aircraft. Wires in the aircraft connect all the units together to make the links to which it all worked. When and unit didn't perform correctly, the aircraft technician would pull either the instrument or the control box, replacing it to "fix" the plane. That pulled unit would come to me for repair. I learned to troubleshoot and use logic to find problems and correctly Fix them. I think the highlight of my time there was when I was able to fix the units with no or minimal help. The more units I learned, the more I was able to fix, and that accomplishment was very satisfying. Co-workers came and left and though you got to know one for a while, sooner or later they were gone as was you. And that was the hardest part of the job.
Pilot (Former Employee) – On the seven seas – 22 January 2013
low pay at first as well as all of the dirty & tedious jobs. Work your way up and all of that goes away. The Navy paid for my education, and sent me to flight school. I am retiring as a helicopter pilot after joining with NO experience. It is what you make of it. There is good and bad with every job, but this one allowed me to see the world. I will surely miss it.
Great on the job training with technical specialist
Petty Officer 2nd Class (Former Employee) – Whidbey Island, WA – 7 August 2012
Review shop's request for service and pm services. Ensure all spare parts and hi use consumable are available and o/h prior to initiating the xfer of work to tradesmen's. Ensure job plan scope is up to date, working knowledge and relationship with tradesmen. As senior petty officer, manage subordinates in shop in a professional manner and team build. Hardest part of job is scheduling around different dept's & divisions. Best part of job is creating a uniformed system & devising s.o.p for shop.
The most professional enviroment I have ever worked in
Aviation Electronics Technician (Former Employee) – traveled the world on aircraft carriers – 30 April 2012
I was an aviation electronics technician. I first mustered up our shop department and went over what planes in our aviation wing needed serviceing and routine class inspections so the pilots were ready to fly missions and aircrafts on a daily mutible run day. serviced all electronic cards, and did internal wiring to service birds. Worked in one of the most dangerous enviroments in the world during all types of pressure and stress and performed on a Aplus level to adapt and overcome to the situation at hand safely professionaly and correctly.
Operations Specialist (Former Employee) – Various Locations, mostly on ships, – 3 March 2012
My experience in the Navy wasn't always easy, but it was one of the best times of my life. The US Military takes care of it's people; and these are hard times. Anyone who can find themselves amongst the ranks will have job security and financial independence. You will also have opportunities to go places and see things you have never seen before. The slogan holds true,"Join the Navy, see the world!"