When you plan your military career, especially in the Navy, you need to discuss and research Navy promotions before you join. While you are talking to your recruiter, ask about the Navy rates. Find out which rates have the best opportunities for promotion. A good clue to a promotable rate is enlistment bonuses. Some enlistment bonuses are only for the first enlistment. Other rates have enlistment bonuses for two or even three enlistments. The time you spend in researching this topic will be worth it.
I joined the Navy in 1988. Because of my ASVAB scores, I was given the opportunity to excel in the electronics field. In two years, I was wearing the rank of E-5. How did I get promoted so quickly?
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