Sounds to me that you bought someone's line of BS hook, line and sinker.I was recently selected for Supply Officer after applying to OCS. I applied for Intel and Information Warfare, but I got Supply.
I don't know the first thing about Supply. My degree was relevant to Intel and Info, not Supply. It's a mystery to me how I got Supply.
But I still intend to accept the offer, in the absence of any other visible options.
I don't much care for the idea of being underway for months and months, or stuck on a ship everyday. Therefore, Supply concerns me.
I was informed that Intel and Info don't normally spend their time on ships or underway, so I wasn't concerned and that's why it seemed safe to apply.
WHOA! tiz, I love our friendly neighborhood chop - but I understand that your background is from a little boy so you didn't see many Marines. I'd bet that I have as much deployed time on a big grey ship as you do, and I wasn't attached to one as ship's company...Honestly, if you joined the military to be on shore, go Air Force, Army or Marine.
If you got "it" this post would have never happened...including all the rest of them that you have made. To have the arrogance to tell Naval Officers to read the constitution...are you F-ing serious? We are all living our dreams, one way or the other. Usually just by being IN the NAVY, so please dont start with achieving what you want and desire and all this other BS that you are throwing out. Pull your head out of your ass and start using it. At this point we cant keep you from being an Officer (sadly enough), so you better get your crap together before your idiotic statements start affecting your everyday way of life in OCS, Supply Corps School, and on your ship.I get it, and I am willing, especially after learning so much from these benevolent educators. There's always something fun about threatening people over the internet. But not as much fun as quoting movies via photo. Love that scene. I was done (also, I thought so were you!) but we both just had to post one more. LOL, psychology. But I declare victory because this is my last one, no really!
Depends on the platform. Anywhere from 6 months to 1 year. The kick in the nuts is the workup period, though, where you go out and in on a seemingly random basis for training, inspections, etc.Well, I am completely green to this process but I really want to go to OCS and think that I would really like to be in the Supply Corp. I would absolutely do what ever uncle sam says I should do if accepted but I think this would be my preference. So I have a couple questions.
1. How long are deployments?
If you're speaking while U/W, you can look at a chart and see where you are. But in a sub, all you'll 'see' is the inside of the boat and on a ship all you'll 'see' is blue stuff and the sky.2. If you get a sub (or a boat?) do you actually get to see the area of the world you are in?
No. Legal Officer doesn't require a law degree and it won't matter.3.If one is currently getting a law degree would they ever utilize this knowledge?
I don't know what you mean by 'for nothing,' but if you want to 'use' your law degree, you'd have to be a lawyer.I really don't want to be a lawyer hence no interest in JAG but I just wouldn't want to think my 6 figs in Law School Debt was for nothing?
No. Generally, your Chiefs are supposed to be the heavy hitters when it comes to discipline. You're generally supposed to stay above that.4. Do you have to be a leader by yelling or do you get to lead by utilizing the personnel you are given in a professional manor to execute the objective given? e.g. Do you have to be a mean angry boss to get your job done or can you simply lead by normal office interaction? (I've never been in anything like the military so I have no clue).
Do your job like a competent person and no one cares what you do in your spare time (as long as it's within the confines of the law), even before DADT was repealed.5. I understand DADT is over but I was wondering if being a not really flaming but noticeable gay male who doesn't tell anyone my business will cause my life to be a living hell? Like I played football in a deep south high school and was picked at a bit as the pretty boy but it wasn't really bad. I guess I am asking is my life going to be any worse than being on a southern high school sports team?
There are a few tours but not many outside of being a Naval Officer working with foreign counterparts. Supply Officers do have PEP (Personnel Exchange Program (PEP)) tours where you are assigned as part of foreign Navy working a Supply type billet, maybe a Joint Civil Military Operations tour at a combatant command or task force. I knew of one tour at an embassy for foreign Military sales but I think that was because they had an office available and not a standard location. Occasionally, you might get put into a non-supply corps billet somewhere just to fill it.Do Supply officers get the chance to do FAO-type shore tours (i.e. Pol-mil stuff like embassy billets, regional combatant commands, work with foreign navies, etc.)?
I see, thanks. So that's at least one advantage for SWOs.There are a few tours but not many outside of being a Naval Officer working with foreign counterparts. Supply Officers do have PEP (Personnel Exchange Program (PEP)) tours where you are assigned as part of foreign Navy working a Supply type billet, maybe a Joint Civil Military Operations tour at a combatant command or task force. I knew of one tour at an embassy for foreign Military sales but I think that was because they had an office available and not a standard location. Occasionally, you might get put into a non-supply corps billet somewhere just to fill it.
Bottom line, there are a few but not many.