Thursday, December 31, 2009

Why This Blog?

Being in the military is still kind of surreal to me.  It's kind of...a big deal.  I was a bartender and a video editor before this.  I want to write about what it's like here, to record it for myself and to inform others.  The MC rate is only a few years old, and information about it can be sketchy. I'll post my experiences here to help anyone thinking about becoming a Navy Mass Communication specialist.

If you're considering enlisting but don't have a specific rate in mind, you're in the right place. I'll post about everything that led me here, including recruiters, MEPs, and Navy boot camp.

And if you like the blog sign up on the left to follow it!

* Thank you to Adam Wolfe at I stumbled across his blog while trying to find info about Navy Mass Communication specialist "A" school. His posts were a big help.

* Thank you to Seaman Devin Wray. He came up with "I Am Your Eyes" and let me use it for my title.


  1. I like it. I'll be a customer. Hey - check out the word 'considering' enlisting....sorry, it's my secretary-person clicking in! Lois

  2. I came across your blog while searching for info about the MC rate. I just signed my contract as an MC yesterday, and I ship out June 20, 2011. I saw on one of your posts that you are 32 and have a degree. Well, I'm 30 and have a degree in English. I'd love to talk to you about your experiences as an "older" person at boot camp and "A" school.
    Also, since you have a degree, are you considering trying to become an officer eventually? That is something I've been thinking about and would like to know more about the process once in the Navy.

    I also sent an email to your address on your profile, but I wasn't sure if that email was still current.


  3. I just put in for the MC rating and I'm hoping I get it. I originally signed on as an aircrewman but I put in for a job change. Thanks for posting realistic info about the rating. I've been trying to find information like this!

  4. Appreciate it Jake, good luck!