The United States Navy has a school to teach every enlisted man and woman the skills they need to do their job. These schools go through the many different specialized skills which will be beneficial not just in the duties the sailor will be performing but simply how to be the best sailor they can be. There are a few things you should know about what to expect at a Navy school.
Introduction to the U.S. Navy
Even though the school is after boot camp, many still view the school as an introduction to the Navy. This is because you will go from the rigors of training camp to the less restrictive nature of the enlisted life. You will have restrictions lifted from you as you go through certain phases of knowledge about how the Navy works.
What to Look Forward to
While you will never reach a point where you can do what you want, when you want to, you will have a lot more freedom once you have completed your Navy school requirement. You can also look forward to attending a school if you have further specialization you need to work on for your career.
Think about going to school as a way for you to make sure you know what is expected of you in every aspect of Navy life. You will learn what is expected of you when you wear civilian clothes. You will also learn the proper etiquette for berthing while on board.
No matter what school you decide, be sure to do your research. Talk to all U.S. Military branch recruiters as military jobs vary. Of course, all along keeping in mind that whatever military school you decide on may lead to a civilian career.
More plainly, is there any better way to get free job training for a career path that could linger the rest of your working life?
What are the best A Schools that are transferable to civilian workforce after I complete my tour of duty
Larry E Guffee says
I went thru the AT-A School in Millington in 1952. At the time it was touted as a two year college corriculum crammed into 7 months, and I believe it. Hard work, but the rewards were great. I went right on up the Navy ladder. Highly recommended.
I am trying to find out about Wifi while at A school for my son who is at fort sam. He bought some internet through the navy and it doesn’t work in his room. Any suggestions?
Nancy Lentz says
Hi , my son will be graduating A. School at Naval Great lakes May 30, and we are wondering if we should attend. My son made it sound like it was gonna be short and sweet and to wait but i am feeling like we should go see him before he leaves Saturday for Norfolk Virginia…Could you please help us out on what to do. We live about 6 1/2 hours away. Thank you for your time! Sincerely, Nancy Lentz
Ira Rothstein says
My son Jake has always wanted to join the Navy and serve his country. (His grandpa was awarded the bronze star in WWII while serving in the Army). As expected my wife and I are concerned regarding his safety, however his determination to serve is very inspiring. He has just graduated High School and would like to serve as a Master at Arms.
I bought him the asvab prep book, any other suggestions you may have for us would be very helpful. Thanks.
Retired Navy Chief, Vince Hodge says
“A” School is usually about 12-16 weeks in length, and it’s where you learn your trade. It’s where you will receive training to perform the job that it is you chose to do in the Navy. If you chose be an Electrician, then thats where you’ll learn the fundmentals of being an Electrician. There is oppertunity to receive more “specialized” training, usually called “C” School later in you Navy career if you have performed well.
If my classes in A school haven’t started yet how do I get started faster
Can someone tell me how long each phaase lasts for A School for a MCO in Fort Meade Maryland? 6 month training
i have much interest on Navy military,am from Nigeria with all the basic requirement,how can i apply please?
My daughter is planning to be married
After A school. How possible is this?
Anjali Ali says
Hi, my boyfriend will be graduating from boot camp on the 10th, but because of the graduation seating limitations, I will not be able to attend. Is it possible for me to visit him or vice versa while he is attending A school?
Austin James Leboeuf says
Hello, my fiance and I were going to get married before she enlisted. Well, she enlisted before marriage and her ship date was pushed up. I researched marriage after graduation and I see different answers everywhere . Her recruiter said we could marry on the weekend of liberty after graduation in Illinois. Is that possible to do? Without her getting in trouble? It wouldn’t be a big on . Jus at the justice of the peace to get it done.So the paper work can be processed while she enrolls in a school and when she gets to her permanent base we can start our lives together. Please if anyone has an answer let me know. I’ve been waiting to call her my wife for awhile and if its possible then that’s great if not, I’ll have to wait another 6 months or even a year.
What are the legal guidelines for fraternization between sailors while they are attending A school. Are there any ramifications if relationships develop?