Currently im serving my fourth year in the US Submarine Force and I am trying to keep my options open. I get out of the navy in two years and I am interested in joining the merchant marines. I have studied a little bit about the industry and it seems the real money is in the engineering department. Im currently finishing my associates degree with the goal of a mechanical engineering degree. I know i need an assortment of licenses to sail, but I still have a few questions.
What academies are veteran friendly?
Should I suspend college until I attend one?
What position/ career path pays the most?
What platform travels the most?
and finally, just like how I could tell you all the DO’s and the DONT’s of the submarine force,
What are the DO’s and DONT’s of the merchant marines.
Thanks for any feedback.