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Thinking about becoming Career Navy?
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Ric
Posted 2018-07-16 11:26 AM (#89672)


Plankowner

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Location: Upper lefthand corner of the map.
Subject: Thinking about becoming Career Navy?

Rudy Boesch, 45 years active service.
GaryKC
Posted 2018-07-16 11:56 AM (#89673 - in reply to #89672)


COMSUBBBS

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Location: Kansas City Missouri
Subject: RE: Thinking about becoming Career Navy?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuhRQqr3uHM

Don Gentry
Posted 2018-07-16 6:48 PM (#89674 - in reply to #89672)


Admin

Posts: 1997

Location: Renton, WA
Subject: RE: Thinking about becoming Career Navy?

How do you serve that many years in the Navy and still have gold stripes!?   Amazing career this man...
Ric
Posted 2018-07-16 7:09 PM (#89675 - in reply to #89674)


Plankowner

Posts: 7538

Location: Upper lefthand corner of the map.
Subject: RE: Thinking about becoming Career Navy?

Anything over 12 years with no screwup and you get gold!
Bob Mahon
Posted 2018-07-18 11:22 PM (#89692 - in reply to #89672)


Great Sage of the Sea

Posts: 745

Location: Milford, PA
Subject: RE: Thinking about becoming Career Navy?

Great times back then. But how can any of us, in good conscience, recommend a career in any of the military today ??
JrKrup, Skimmer
Posted 2018-07-19 10:54 AM (#89695 - in reply to #89692)


Master and Commander

Posts: 1074

Location: Oxnard, CA
Subject: RE: Thinking about becoming Career Navy?

My question would be, ... after enlisting at - say - 18, and with 45 years in the Navy, it's the only world he has known. Now that he's 63+, what is he going to do when he retires? It seems to me his life would be pretty much the same as a criminal who got out of prison after 45 years. Has he become institutionalized? Will the change be over-whelming? 45 years of regimentation, and reliance on the daily routine makes for difficult times upon such a life change that retirement brings.

I know that after just 3 years on the minesweep, when I got out, it was a bit scary. What will I do next. The security of the ship was strong.

Now if 25 of those years was in the reserves, that would be a whole different ball game.

I hope he's strong enough to make it on "the outside world."
rover177
Posted 2018-07-19 1:49 PM (#89699 - in reply to #89672)
Master and Commander

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Location: Wollongong, NSW
Subject: RE: Thinking about becoming Career Navy?

After 45 years service - a good pension for starters; probably many openings with companies looking for government contracts. The look who we employ mentality. There are not many 'career' retirees.
steamboat
Posted 2018-07-19 1:54 PM (#89700 - in reply to #89672)
Master and Commander

Posts: 1614

Location: Boydton, Virginia
Subject: RE: Thinking about becoming Career Navy?

Not to disparage his long and faithful service, however this begs the question: is there a mandatory retirement age in the Armed Forces?
GaryKC
Posted 2018-07-19 2:15 PM (#89701 - in reply to #89695)


COMSUBBBS

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Location: Kansas City Missouri
Subject: RE: Thinking about becoming Career Navy?

JrKrup, Skimmer - 2018-07-19 12:54 PM , "what is he going to do when he retires? "

Whatever TF he wants to.
Palm Bay Ken
Posted 2018-07-20 7:10 AM (#89708 - in reply to #89695)


Great Sage of the Sea

Posts: 539

Location: Palm Bay, Florida
Subject: RE: Thinking about becoming Career Navy?

Perhaps you don't recall his 2 appearances in the TV series Survivor? He didn't win, but held his own against folks many years younger. When I lived in Virginia Beach I would run into him often at the Little Creek Amphib Base commissary. A most interesting gent!
Ric
Posted 2018-07-20 7:43 AM (#89709 - in reply to #89700)


Plankowner

Posts: 7538

Location: Upper lefthand corner of the map.
Subject: RE: Thinking about becoming Career Navy?

I poked around and found this for the Navy. Not sure how old the info is:

Any E4 who reaches 10 years of service is not allowed to re-enlist.
Any E5 who reaches 14 years of service is not allowed to re-enlist.
Any E6 who reaches 20 years of service is not allowed to re-enlist.
Any E7 who reaches 24 years of service is not allowed to re-enlist.
Any E8 who reaches 26 years of service is not allowed to re-enlist.
Any E9 who reaches 30 years of service is not allowed to re-enlist.

There may be a few exceptions and waivers.

Runner485
Posted 2018-07-20 8:29 AM (#89710 - in reply to #89709)


Master and Commander

Posts: 2149

Location: Lower, slower Delaware
Subject: RE: Thinking about becoming Career Navy?

Remember the Master Chief who was Admr. Konitz assistant/aide. That guy had hashmarks up to his crow...I believe when he retired he had upwards of 40 or so years...But, then again he was the admirals aide...

The same for the master chief pictured above.


Edited by Runner485 2018-07-20 8:30 AM
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