I’m planning on signing up to the navy through the NUPOC program. In short, after graduation, you’re commissioned as an officer and put in charge of maintaining a nuclear reactor on a ship. This would put a 5 year gap in between graduating with my bachelor’s and applying to graduate school.
The experience that I get as a nuke could demonstrate the characteristics needed to succeed in graduate school, but the experience itself has nothing to do with the field I’m looking to do research in (chemistry). Would it be especially difficult to get into graduate school with this? Thanks in advance.