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Training, Naval Enlisted

Naval training is a career-long process that begins with basic training and only ends when a sailor leaves the navy. The environment sailors operate in, whether it be on a ship, in an aviation squadron, in a submarine, or in a shore-based command, demands that they be flexible, adaptable, and resilient in the face of oftentimes rapidly changing scenarios. For example, sailors serving on ships are all required to be firefighters, small arms marksmen, and even food service attendants. Additionally, the recent conflicts the United States has entered into have demanded that sailors be prepared to operate in the deserts of Iraq or the mountains of Afghanistan in addition to the traditional realm of the oceans. Navy training is designed not only to give sailors ...

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