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Reasons to Join the Navy

Stephen Rampur
Joining the navy is an honor, as one gets the chance to work with brave men and women who are ready to lay down their lives for protecting the shores. A job in the navy is well-respected, and surely makes a person proud. You can easily recognize a navy officer by his/her posture, attitude, confidence, and of course the uniform.
It is an understatement that becoming a naval officer can be a matter of great pride.

You can opt for a career in the navy in various departments such as air engineering, communications and intelligence, marine and weapons engineering, and combat operations.

Here are ten good reasons why joining the navy is actually a really great decision...


A career in the armed forces is undoubtedly one of the most-respected career options, and you are not only respected within your family but also in society.
Moreover, the fact that men in uniform make women go weak in the knees, is not unknown!


Who does not want to earn money and enjoy the luxuries of life? The maritime force gives you the opportunity to earn a decent amount of money. In addition to the pay, there are no deductions for rooms or meals. There is no income tax deduction as well. If you have completed six years of service, you will be eligible for low-interest rate home loans as well. And lastly, don't forget the allowance part.

Love for the Nation

U.S. President John F. Kennedy, in his inaugural address on the 20th of January, 1961 said, Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country.
The best you can do for the nation is to join the navy. The sense of satisfaction that you will get while serving the navy, and your country, is priceless.

Job Security

With the economic condition not so good in recent years, there is a need to choose a rock-solid career path that gives you 100% job security. No layoffs, no job cuts, and timely increments and promotions are the highlights of this field.

Educational Opportunities

The navy has tie-ups with some of the top-ranked colleges in the business. You can earn a degree and increase your credentials, all this while serving in the armed forces itself. Post-9/11 GI Bill, Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR), Tuition Assistance (TA) Program, and Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP), are a few training programs that you can enroll in, for earning a degree.

Medical Policies

A career in the navy offers the best medical and dental benefits that no other field can offer. The medical coverage is extended to the family of the officers through TRICARE - the Department of Defense Healthcare Program. Officers are eligible for all the benefits even during the training period. Also, Term Life Insurance is extended to spouses and dependent children of the officers.


In case you dream of having a body like Bradley Cooper, you are likely to hit the gym everyday for at least three - four hours.
And if you are working in any of the top-reputed corporate firms, then your dream will surely go for a toss. Naval training not only helps to improve your physical fitness, but also improves your mental fitness. You are in for a healthier lifestyle while serving in the navy.


Want to travel 'Around the World in 80 Days'?
Well, then this is 'the' career for you. Naval bases are spread across the globe, and officers get opportunities to travel to some of the most beautiful places on earth. And yes, you are still on-duty while traveling! What's better than taking your entire family along with you, at no cost.


The leadership skills that the navy can teach you, no other business school can. As an officer, you are in-charge of the whole unit. There are rigorous physical and mental training activities that you need to participate in, which make you ever-alert, a quick thinker who can make the correct decisions, good at self-defense, and this has a positive effect on your personality.

Retirement Benefits

If you work for 20 years in the navy, you are entitled to lifetime post-retirement benefits.
And with all the skills that you have learned while serving in the naval forces, you are well placed to join any corporate firm for a second innings.
If you want a career that is challenging, well-paying and well-respected, then the navy is the perfect option for you. Joining the navy has so many benefits, which no other corporate job can ever offer.