Little bit of subconscious bias looking back. Of our enlisted AWOs, a good amount of our 2nd and 1st classes either have or are working on their degree. Some of them joined with degrees or have gotten masters as well. Can’t speak to the downstairs MX folks or other communities.There is no way this is true.
Little bit of subconscious bias looking back. Of our enlisted AWOs, a good amount of our 2nd and 1st classes either have or are working on their degree. Some of them joined with degrees or have gotten masters as well. Can’t speak to the downstairs MX folks or other communities.
Gotcha, I figured that was happening. My guess is that less than 1 in 10 have a Bachelors degree, maybe even less across the entire enlisted Force in the Navy.
IDGAF where someone went to college if at all... In the P-8 if you can't track a submarine (NFO) or lead a cockpit of 3 aviators (pilot) then you're sent somewhere else. Plus, a good majority of the enlisted in today's Navy have college degrees across all fields of study, and a bunch are more academically qualified than I am. The goal is to get to the fleet, and a degree gets you the ticket. Irrelevant if its ROTC, OCS, or USNA. If ROTC and OCS were inferior sources, then they would not exist. I've met as many immature and unprofessional academy blowhards as I have mid 20s OCS grads who were already adults in the real world (or priors). There is a certain level of "prestige" in going to an institution like the academy I will acknowledge when talking to your non-military friends much like the civilian world with ivy leagues, etc. It's just deciding the route you want to take to get to the golden bars.
In my eyes, I wish I looked at more ROTC schools when I was applying for college. Granted I grew up next to the Academy so I was surrounded by its presence 24/7. Comically, I did not get in and ended up doing ROTC and had an amazing time, played club sports when I never would have made the USNA varsity team, and met my wife.