Jerimiah Mangum Comparing Two Job OccupationsNavy Enlisted Vs. Army Enlisted
Advantages Navy Enlisted: • Guaranteed Job • See the world • Somewhat safer than other branches • Great community • Very respectable Army Enlisted: • Guaranteed Job • Good pay • Great community • Great tactical training • Very respectable
Suggested High School Courses Navy Enlisted: • Physical Education/ Weights • Woodwork • Computer Applications • Auto Mechanics • Welding • History Army Enlisted: • Physical Education/ Weights • Woodwork • Computer Applications • Auto Mechanics • Welding • History
Cost of School/ Training • For both branches your training is completely paid for. When a member of the military is enlisted they are guaranteed specific training. Any training outside of the military will cost money, depending on the type of training.
Expected Salary • All branches of the military are paid the same base pay depending on your rank/ rate. The rating/ or MOS that you are enlisted under decides what you will get paid. For example, if you are out in combat you will get significantly more than a basic mechanic. The reason for this is because you will get awarded special duty pay.
Length of Time for Training • The length of time of the training will depend on what job you choose in the military. For both branches the average training time is about 5-13 weeks. If you are doing a specialty job then your training time will, in turn, increase. For example, if you were enlisted as a SEAL or a Ranger then your training would take 1-2 years.
Disadvantages Navy army Risk of death is high Out in the dirt frequently Told what to do May see others die Very structured • Could be on a ship for upwards of six months. • Dirty work if you’re a mechanic • Risk of death is moderate/ low, but possible. • Told what to do • Very structured
Best Career Choice for Me • I believe that Navy Enlisted is the best choice for me. I want to serve and fight for my country, but I do not want to do something that everyone can do. If I plan on serving 20+ years in the service, I would like to be apart of, what is my opinion of, the best team in the military.
Source Info • Navy/ Army recruiters • Military.com