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Old 02-27-2009, 02:09 PM   #1
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Hi, just wanted to know which branch of military has the best training for civilian electrician work.

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Old 02-27-2009, 02:14 PM   #2
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I'm not in the military...if I had to guess, I'd say Navy:



http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq67-3.htm

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I think Celtic pegged that one. The Navy will give you a great background in generators, a/c, d/c, and controls. You will just have to take code classes to round out your knowledge.
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I 3rd the Navy. Here is a link to download what you can expect to learn if you join.

Go Here>>>> http://www.shopdawg.com/navman.htm

Download The "Navy Electrical and Electronics Training Series" and "Construction Electrician Courses, Basic and Intermediate", these are the two schools you will go to.
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I think Celtic pegged that one. The Navy will give you a great background in generators, a/c, d/c, and controls. You will just have to take code classes to round out your knowledge.
RK, I am surprised that you didn't recommend USMC….where’s the old Simper Fi or are you just getting a little soft in your old age. Old Marines do, you know.
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I'll agree with Celtic.

I worked with a retired Seabee CPO for a bit. Knowledgeable guy.
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thanks for replies, the army also has a construction electrician training...Do you guys think that the seabees are better trained for industrial electrical work?
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Well, The Army corpse of engineers have built some things........
Research is up to you.
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RK, I am surprised that you didn't recommend USMC….where’s the old Simper Fi or are you just getting a little soft in your old age. Old Marines do, you know.

I call em the way I see em. There are many things you can become expert at in my beloved Corps, electrician isn't one that stands out.

P.S. we as a whole tend to be much better at destroying things than building them.
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Well, The Army corpse of engineers have built some things........
Research is up to you.
They are just a public engineering, design and construction management agency. They have a crew of civilians doing the actual work.
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thanks for replies, the army also has a construction electrician training...Do you guys think that the seabees are better trained for industrial electrical work?

Absofukinglutely. The Army Corps of Engineers built the levies that failed in La, the jetties that have caused erosion along the jersey shore and have been changed, and oh wasn't it them that tried to reroute the Red river and it failed miserably? Stick with the Seabees, a finer construction outfit hasn't been built yet.
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I call em the way I see em. There are many things you can become expert at in my beloved Corps, electrician isn't one that stands out.
My Old Man had that point of view and that's why I went Seabees after getting my draft notice.
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My Old Man had that point of view and that's why I went Seabees after getting my draft notice.
And he was right, wasn't he?
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Navy;

They have wicked cool taxis too!!!!!
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They have wicked cool taxis too!!!!!

Now that is a typical Marine responce.
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Absofukinglutely. The Army Corps of Engineers built the levies that failed in La, the jetties that have caused erosion along the jersey shore and have been changed, and oh wasn't it them that tried to reroute the Red river and it failed miserably? Stick with the Seabees, a finer construction outfit hasn't been built yet.
Civilians working for the military....hummm
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do you guys think the seabees have better training than the air force electrical systems apprentice?
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I had planned to use the skills the Corps taught me when I became a civilian. I was going to settle in NYC when I got out and become a hitman but the local had a much better health insurance and retirement plan.
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do you guys think the seabees have better training than the air force electrical systems apprentice?

The best non flight related training the Air Farce has to offer is Police/Security training. Unless you want to wire air frames for a career.
There's probably a job or two open for that in Ohio.

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