After USNA

<p>I was wondering if anyone could supply insight as to what life is like once you have actually been commissioned into the Navy? If I were to be married to someone in the Navy does it make family life more difficult? What if both my husband and I wish to go career Navy?</p>

<p>Oh and I want to be an aviator-does anyone know how that could affect your family life?</p>



<p>If the Navy wants you to have a girlfriend / wife, she will be issued with your seabag. :D If you are interested in dual Navy careers, find yourself a Navy Nurse. Also, don't go to the Naval Academy with the idea of finding a spouse from within the Brigade; the academy isn't a dating service.</p>

<p>I appreciate the advise- and I def. will not use the academy as a dating service. However, I'm a girl (and from what i've heard the Navy has a don't ask don't tell policy prohibiting me from having a wife-lol) . I was more wondering if it is difficult to have support a family if both parents are career Naval officers?</p>

<h2>Both of my parents were career navy (until my mom passed away)--but up until that point, and even when it was just my dad in the navy, things were alright. you move a lot that's for sure, in my dad's 21 years of service that i was alive for (18), we moved 4 times (they moved a few times beforehand based on where he was stationed and all that), but it was all before 1st grade for me & my brother and 3rd grade for my sister, so it wasn't that big of a deal for us. when i was younger, he was at work almost all the time--but that'll be the pretty much the same with any career choice--and even with that he did have the time to be my coach in youth league sports. looking back i know i wasn't anything but positively affected by his career in the navy (haha i'm pretty sure i turned out alright). so with that being said, hopefully it'll give you some insight from the family's perspective--especially being raised for the most part by a single-career navy-dad.</h2>

<p>this is definitely a good thing to think about before you commit at a minimum 9 years to the navy (including the 4 @ Annapolis). this question was touched on in some depth actually during my interview with my senator's nomination committee.</p>


<p>not sure if this is important, but my dad was a submariner and my mom was in the medical corps.</p>

<p>Thank you so much! That is exactly what I was hoping for! A family is important to me and I want to be sure that I will be able to both pursue a Naval career and raise awesome kids! You sound like you turned out alright to me! Thanks again!</p>