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    Hi everyone,

    So, I applied for MITAGS Workboat Program and after waiting for what seems like forever I get an email stating that the program is going to start in April this year and I responded to the email saying I'm still interested but I have a question. I was in the navy for 12 years and I left my first ship as a BM3, I was on that particular ship for close to 5 years. So my question is once I get that time evaluated by NMC , I'm sure that has to equal to at least an AB ticket, would it serve me better if I just got that time evaluated and if it turns out to get me an AB ticket should I just head down to Louisana and start knocking on doors or should I keep pursuing the MITAGS program? I asked because if accepted to partake in MITAGS program and I complete it, i'm assuming I'm only going to get hired as an AB anyway, if at all. I would like some seasoned vets or really just anybody to talk to me on this minus the smart *ss comments that I've read on here. Thanks a mill..

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    what smart ass comments do you refer to? unless you are very hungry right now do the MITAGS program where you'll get the full license fast...going to the GoM will only get you OSV restricted papers.

    investing a little bit more up front yields greater returns later on besides, the Navy is paying for the school...correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by c.captain View Post
    what smart ass comments do you refer to?
    Asks the King of smart ass comments and keeper of the pointy stick.

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    To work most places you will need all your STCW-95 requirements and after checking out the MITAGS site, I see the program includes all of that, so if I were you I'd go to school. You will graduate with what you need to go to work right away. You have the GI bill right?

    Also, make sure you have copies of your Navy records and get a sea service letter.

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    Do the MITAGS program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetryder223 View Post
    Asks the King of smart ass comments and keeper of the pointy stick.
    I knew that would stir up the rabble!

    admit it...y'all love my "colorful" style

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    Thank you guys for your responses , and yes the Navy will be paying for the training at MITAGS. and c.captain, its you and another guy that loves giving us new guys a hard time with your "colorful" comments.. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by BroSum View Post
    Thank you guys for your responses , and yes the Navy will be paying for the training at MITAGS. and c.captain, its you and another guy that loves giving us new guys a hard time with your "colorful" comments.. Thanks
    Your post had enough thought put into it to not warrant the infamous stick...see how easy it is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by c.captain View Post
    Your post had enough thought put into it to not warrant the infamous stick...see how easy it is?
    HA! HA! I see...

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    You will like the MITAGS program. You'll live nice and and eat well. Plus you have the opportunity to network.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c.captain
    what smart ass comments do you refer to? unless you are very hungry right now do the MITAGS program where you'll get the full license fast...going to the GoM will only get you OSV restricted papers.

    investing a little bit more up front yields greater returns later on besides, the Navy is paying for the school...correct?
    Where do you get the idea GOM will only get you OSV restricted papers. I have one guy who had nothing but OSV time and he got 3rd motor, Chief OSV 3000 itc any HP, DDE any HP. I have another guy who had some small tug time and the rest OSV and he got the same licenses. You need to quit regurgitating the same misinformation over and over. You can get an unlimited license and you can work even time down here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fraqrat View Post

    Where do you get the idea GOM will only get you OSV restricted papers. I have one guy who had nothing but OSV time and he got 3rd motor, Chief OSV 3000 itc any HP, DDE any HP. I have another guy who had some small tug time and the rest OSV and he got the same licenses. You need to quit regurgitating the same misinformation over and over. You can get an unlimited license and you can work even time down here.
    I totally agree...

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