Navy- Nuke

Got a decent score on my ASVAB and my navy recruiter was pushing the nuke stuff pretty hard. The money+college credits+ civilian work experience sounds great, but is there anything important I should know were I to join? Do I get to choose between sub and carrier?Also if there’s a better source of info about this from people who actually did it, a point in the right direct would be sick.

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Money
    You may get a good signing bonus, or may not. You only get a little extra bump for nuke pay, although getting to start out as an E-4 is a leg up in terms of earnings.
    >College credit
    The college credit you get is for a nuclear technology degree from a school like DeVry. It's better than nothing but not great. Getting a degree while you're in the navy is very difficult, because you will be on watch or doing maintenance pretty much all the time.
    >Sub or carrier
    They ask for your input on choice of duty station and whether you want to volunteer for subs or not. Final decision is up to the needs of the navy.
    >Better source of info
    See if you can meet and talk with a nuke vet in your area, maybe even try nukeworker.com as it will have many former Navy nukes.

    In the meantime, there are nukes here. I was an MMN1, from 2007-2013, so my info may be a little out of date.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Navy- Nuke
    are you weird? Nukes have something about them that is particularly strange. I can walk into a room of navy people and point out the nukes immediately.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This is true. 10% of nukes are relatively normal high achievers. 65% are Naruto running autismos and furries. The bottom 25% are actually dysfunctional humans, who can stand watch and do their job just barely, and spend their off watch time as dormant meat robots.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Real shit that’s my biggest fear, not having anyone well-adjusted enough to be cool with lol

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You'll find your people. Be warned though that's the transition from civilian to military life can be kind of traumatic on its own. You will not be the same person you are now after six months in the navy. You'll gain some good habits but you will also be under a lot of stress. If you're a relatively intelligent person, you will have to get used to getting yelled at by morons for no reason.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Honestly a transformation is what I’m hoping for. I did 2 semester of college and while I didn’t fail out I had no discipline whatsoever and my grades were way below what I should have gotten. As long as I get my shit together it’s a win in my book.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Did the recruiter explain how the training pipeline for nukes works?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I know a navy nuke, she was getting paid to do a PhD on nuclear engineering for the navy after her first stint on a nuke boat.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Was she an officer? Officers are a different story, although for females they mostly fall into the two categories of "super smart" and "super loose".

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          it must suck to be a loose woman in the navy

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Back when I was MM1 Anon, my female DIVO made a pass at me. Told me to bring up the logs from EOS after I got off midwatch CRW and take them to her stateroom for review, rather than drop them in the RM office like normal. When I did as instructed, she was in her stateroom... Out of uniform.

            Which is to say that females who want dick in the navy have many dicks to choose from. If you're a solid 6/10 on land, you become a 9/10 with boat goggles.

            Surprised nobody's brought up the training issue. We've had threads in the past warning recruits about the horrors of nuke school. It tends to burn people out really badly and some even kill themselves over the stress. Not going to say not to do it--obviously, some people can handle it, and we've had vets in those same threads talk about how they survived and went on to well-paying jobs at civilian reactors--but, you might want to dig through the archives and see if you can find some of those old threads before you commit.

            Nuke school definitely sucks. The only real skill you develop is the ability to rapidly upload and download information. Being smart is key, but so is being resilient enough to get your ass kicked on an exam and then do it again in three days, and next week, and the week after that. Its a year of finals week followed by a year at prototype working 12s. Then you go to the fleet and find out you are actually, clinically moronic from the pipeline.

            I was in vols my whole time at NNPTC, had it relatively easy, but a lot of guys were just getting their dicks kicked in the whole time.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I’ve heard that nukes are tismed up lol, but no. I’m pretty average.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >but is there anything important I should know were I to join?
    yeah. nookers are full of furries. no really

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It might be different now. They might all be uwu tiktok gays.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Someone post the cum encrusted reactor story

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Oh hey, that was me. Wish I had screenshotted it. Headed to work, but if this thread is still up later I'll post it.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >civilian work
    There's none. Look up how many new Civilian nuke reactors are being built or even expanded in the US.

    You're competing against every other guy they conned into going into nukes alongside every autism that decided nuclear engineering was something they wanted to study for a handful of positions being opened each year

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nukes are in demand for civilian work because they both have a secret clearance and they have proven capable of learning quickly. They are not limited to working in power plants.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Only the gullible believe this. If you want to argue muh security clearance and learning, then literally any intel MOS is superior with the added benefit of almost guaranteed contractor work for civilian companies supporting DOD.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Unlike being a nuke, you are not guaranteed to be put into intel (enjoy being a cook), and nukes learn trade skills that let you work anywhere for good money. They can even enroll in USMAP to get hours towards being an electrician in the private sector.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >you are not guaranteed to be put into intel (enjoy being a cook)
            >ASVAB high enough for intel position
            >nah lol we need more cooks since we're drowning in recruits

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >inb4 needs of the navyed into being a hull tech.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I haven't used my old clearance but every job I've held since was easy in comparison.
          And well paid.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Surprised nobody's brought up the training issue. We've had threads in the past warning recruits about the horrors of nuke school. It tends to burn people out really badly and some even kill themselves over the stress. Not going to say not to do it--obviously, some people can handle it, and we've had vets in those same threads talk about how they survived and went on to well-paying jobs at civilian reactors--but, you might want to dig through the archives and see if you can find some of those old threads before you commit.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, I'm surprised by that too.

      I thought the nuke pathway was notorious for being one of the shittiest jobs in the navy, just a real trap that suckers get talked into by recruiters.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I thought the nuke pathway was notorious for being one of the shittiest jobs in the navy
        True. Don't stay in past 6.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Go ET instead. Playing video games all day probably beats whatever watches nukes pull.

    Our engineering boys would be working 18 hours straight and I'd be like, "I napped for the last 18 hours."

    As long as your gear is working you have nothing to do while underway, at least on the Radar side. (I was IFF on ship. ISABPS/Verdin on shore.)

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