The Navy has the best electrical schooling around. The best part is as you walk onboard your ship, youll start doing the work, the more you show you can do the more will be asked of you. Makes time fly by as well as keeps you exposed to bigger systems as you go. The longer you stay in the more responsility you will be required to deal with, This is what youll find is the best experence of all. Because you are gaining stuff that those whom never served couldnt imagine. And when you get out youll walk on the job maybe a low seniority but youll shortly find youll have you manager respect. Your work ethics will be above grade, your experenced and responsibitys that you had gained will shine as you go through time.
I spent 14 years, Last command was FF 1093 as EMChief. When I got our went to work at levitton MFG in RI, 3 weeks before my discharged date, while I was on leave. Factory maintenance is the closest match to your naval experence, but the construction stuff is just learning the material and just doing it. Bending pipe is just a thing, you will pick it up easly. Things have changed cant say which is best, the greedy seem to have this country in a strangle hold, Just last year expenced plant electrician were making about what I made in 1987 with no benifits. Where as a union constrution electrician wireman makesover twice that plus benifits. Youll have to keep you ear to the trends when that time comes. But I would not trade my navy time for any abc or appriniship school. One other thing is people whom have never served dont have a clue what you know, alot seem to believe you change bulbs and are a 12 volt electrician, And if you let them they will treat that way, but youll know you can work circles around most of them, 3ph/450v/60-400hz