The Grass is Greener!
In my first tour I worked in N4 (Supply and Logistics) for a TYCOM (COMSUBPAC), and I was pretty amazed with the $$$ monetary responsibility they gave the junior LTs there, up to the O6s and O5s running all the fiscal and accounting matters for the entire Pacific Submarine Fleet. I ran into a CAPT (SEL) down in Corpus when I was getting Winged, that was a junior LCDR when I first me him on that tour. The amount of experience managing all those supply related matters set him up so when he does retire he has pretty much got it made for a civilian job that will put my (if I go that route) airlines flight pay to shame... Maybe not as "glamorous" as flying, but a "chop" can also make or break a crew's morale by keeping the good food/parts coming, not to mention, never running out of TP (nah, that never happens!) lol.. yeah right!