Thank you Mikey for the warm welcome. My name is Jake, a USN RET Master Chief Electronics Technician, after 21 years of active service. I’m regular surface Navy (non nuke), mostly frigates and missile cruisers. Unfortunately, my last tour of duty was on board a nuke powered missile cruiser (USS Truxtun CGN-35). What a piece of chit that was! Took me awhile to find the best forum and looks like I have just found it. Right off the bat, I noticed 3 MSC openings for 1st and 2nd Radio Electronics Tech, as well as Chief Radio Electronics Tech. Am I assuming correctly that the 1st and 2nd RET’s are RM (comm operators) jobs? I have a long way to go in the application process: renewal of passport, TWIC, MMD and STCW. Is there anything else I miss? I understand just the STCW training cost several hundred bucks before I even start the MMD application. Is MSC really worth the time and effort for all this paperwork drill??
Respectfully – Jake