Hey everybody, my name is Jaime and I am about to retire from the Navy after 25 years of submarine service and am looking forward to starting the next chapter of my life in the Marine industry.
I have been lurking on this forum for a few months and decided it is time to register and jump in. I am a machinist mate and so far have attended BST course and submitted my application to the NMC for QMED Oiler in September. So far, it is past the medical part and has been “waiting to be assigned an evaluator” since 18 November. I am glad that I started this entire process early because it sure does take a long time!
My ultimate goal is to qualify and serve as a Chief Engineer. I don’t want to serve on a vessel that sails across the “big” ocean, I would rather stay close to land. Right now, I am hoping to get hired on as a QMED oiler onboard an OSV in the Gulf of Mexico and start building up my recency seeing as how I am retiring after 3 years of shore duty.
Any and all advice would be much appreciated!