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Offline Senor Mono

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MARS Officers: sea time later in the career...
« on: August 15, 2005, 19:15:20 »
Previous posts have noted that MARS officers spend a great deal of time at sea in their first three or so years on the job (around eight months away each year). This period is followed by a shore posting, which is followed by another duration posted to a ship...

My question is "approximately" how much time per year is spent at sea during the ship postings that occur after the initial, intensive three year tour? Or does a MARS officer spend his or her entire sea career away from shore for eight months of the year?

Thanks for any input,
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Offline Torlyn

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Re: MARS Officers: sea time later in the career...
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2005, 04:02:22 »
Heya...  From what I've learned from this board, for the first 5 years of your career, look at around 6 months away.

Keep in mind, the first few years have shorter excursions away from port.  (days/weeks)  It's not until you're sort of, well, useful that they post you to your first "high readiness" ship.  (I gather about 2 years in)  We'll have the time to be at home for the first 2, but after that, We are in the Navy.  :)

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