Looking for some advice. I’m a 54 year old guy still serving in the US military (Army) as a federal technician which will require me to retire at age 60. Currently i’m an officer in the Field Artillery and I have Navy experience as and electrician from when i was younger as well. I’d like to see if the merchant marine is a possibility when the military makes me retire. I’ve always loved my time in the Navy and military in general and would love the opportunity to get back to sea. I’m in pretty good shape for and old guy, have a bachelors degree and a butt load of Army training that probably doesnt’ apply. I’m married but no kids at home and would look to be in Charleston SC which we love (live in Columbia SC now).
So i’ve looked at the NMC links and checklists. Where to start on the certification and training items, STCW certification or endorsements, Basic Training, particularily interested in the military sealift command stuff.