Every day, the Navy is changing and evolving. Some might say that being in the Navy is a waste of time and civilian life is better; maybe for some it is. But if you want to get the most out of your first 5 years, or make it your career for 20 years or beyond, here are eight ways (in no particular order) to be successful in today’s Navy:
1. Remember why you joined. There are many reasons why people swear in and join the Navy. They want to provide a better life for themselves and their families. They want to be a part of something bigger; to be a hero or have the chance to serve this beautiful country. Or they want to see the world and earn a college degree. Whatever the reasons behind your decision to join, keep them close to you. Do not lose sight of them.