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IS UNDESIGNATED THE HARDEST NAVY JOB?! Pt. 1

July 28, 2019



I I looked up and I said holy yeah what did I get myself into what is the Badger tendon into Nicky mgtv for another military video for all your military video needs as always you can give you up on that snapchat or down the COTS below few questions but as always let's go right to the topic we were here as arena and you're gonna talk a little bit about your experience as being undesignated and do you want are you home in character room yeah okay we will link the Instagram I'll put it down there do snapchat – I do have a snapchat okay I'll put a snapchat there as well you have a solution yeah I'm just kidding all right so you were undesignated you have been a follower watcher subscriber fan whatever you call it for a little bit when I first started when I don't know how many subscribers ahead is very small I think you had like 60 I want to say you had like little to none really cuz JT was like here's a 26 yes okay so you watched some of my first videos I've come a long way I will say that question what made you pick undesignated I always suggest not picking it but and you did not follow my advice after you're here so I mean things are working out we're in Japan together but what made you forget originally I was in the I signed a contract to join the army decided right before I was going to boot camp that I want to join the Navy the option for only aviation option so I didn't want to be in aviation I actually want to be yeoman so I decided to go undesignated because they sold it to me and what was the selling point that you're like oh that sounds like a really good idea oh you're only gonna be on designated about six months and you're gonna choose array you can look at all the rates get to go shopping basically you don't love it and we'll talk about how long that took you to actually do because what's being sold to you is a little bit different and I think even for a recruiter like me as a corpsman I know about the program but I haven't been in your shoes to be like this is exactly how it is so she's going to tell you guys the true story be training I know the training is super short doesn't sound like it's super hard but please brief me on that regard to how long it is and what you actually doing you're going to school for two weeks learn how to line handle don't step on the line that's all I know right or no something like these are all terms I've heard before but I don't even know hold ass Avast I would still call it a rope yellow yeah I know but my thing is like is it all I just learned handling what you did Marlinspike in boot camp they tell you literally like the first day you get to a school it's called being in school they sit there and say whatever you learned in boot camp tankers yeah sure I want to teach you because there be I'm teaching at this point Marlinspike either be him through teaching me Marlinspike it's taught by like people of all rates in boot camp in a schools actually pants and quartermasters actually lying handle like this is their life face it they're telling it's like whatever you learned throw it out the window same with damage control because we had to give at damage control school the week prior to that they say whatever you learned in boot camp what support thing is always gonna 100% reflect what's happening in the sleep because what happens a fleet happens first and then boot camp or a schools or whatever are these secondary like hey this is the new thing that's happening and then that's reflected down to a school so kind of makes sense but also because other people are teaching as well was it hard though or was it pretty easy like hey we should we get you out to the fleet oh it was definitely easy you could tell they're just forcing you to get to the fleet yeah yeah know what you need to know it was it almost better because you already had orders to yes say like because this rolls run into like you picking orders and you were like I didn't pick orders so how did that happen how do you know so you don't take orders when you're undesignated your third week in boot camp the second sorry second weekend boot camp they send you over the Pearl you as this Pearl Harbor the main building like Billy's main building and you have a dream sheet they actually hand you a dream sheet what you want to go what was the dream she was at East Coast West Coast overseas or how the it it was different so you can choose where you want to go in order so you'd actually choose a country then you can choose west coast East Coast which ocean it doesn't matter so I chose number one was Japan come my number two like location I just want to be mainland Japan and then my number three was a DDG do you know what's interesting about that is you're a Detailers like wet dream you do realize that right there a female that's undefeated destroyer okay and wants Japan these are the hardest billets to fill and you literally mark everything off and you pretty much got what you wanted to right my uncle told me he was like this is gonna be amazing it's like you're stepping stone your foundation choose Japan I promise you you'll regret it I don't want to say you wrote it now I mean you've obviously had different experiences but they varied obviously as far as being great or bad and we'll talk about that now I will say when you go from boot camp and you're in the theory of a ship with Marlinspike with down stations and it's all theory it's not real and then you go to a real ship and you arrive at your first duty station what was your first thought process I I looked up and I said holy yeah what did I get myself into like everything is locked like you have to go through airlocks and I couldn't find the outside it was 1600s or jail it was chill with the bathroom months I didn't know how to go up bladder wells yeah it was scared lost and because boot camp everything is based around the ship but this is like a real ship as far as you knowing where the bull's-eyes are at and how to navigate through ship in general like can't talk about it not really I mean it was it was like you could you now book you back at boot camp you're like they did the best they could see what they do right they really try but there's some stuff that just you gotta be there would you hear them agreed your first week or so did you have like what was your impression or first be meeting people and feeling it out because I know that not only ship is big I it gets small pretty quick but I want to say is like what was your experience otherwise with people and things like that you first arrived was that a shock for you as well it was a shock because I actually realized when people are like you're gonna be like one of a million when it comes to comes to females mm-hmm they're just not many females on ships at all that's very rare yeah and then the food was different as well I was kind of an assholes like this food is gross I miss boo can oh man that was my first reaction is like I need speed can you do what's funny about that is everyone is like men the food boot camp sucks and I'm with you on that the boot camp food was like that's a five-star dinner you know like you had all the sodas you wanted all the cereals you had fresh fruit like and you know about that being on a ship like yeah yeah you get a lot of canned stuff can't be food so you're not gonna have enough people there like hand vegan or on this I'm like you're gonna very totally free yeah how do you do it it's not gonna happen you're gonna have a very hard time if you're trying to do some special diets and hamsters so when you were on the ship was your day job because I always talk about Ronnie way of manual labor chipping paint and you mentioned chipping paint in her in our talks a little bit how much is that true how much more detail can you give on the undesignated experience you're gonna be chipping me okay preservation needle gunning painting sonido gunning I've never done any of this I know it's a little gun that's got the whole circle thing in like yeah you just go away it's actually kind of I think it's therapeutic I enjoyed it because I thought it was therapeutic and then the satisfaction of knowing like I had no exhibit opening but that's honestly what you do it's almost like an OC do you think it sounds like or you're like oh man make this look I want to make the payment what's your favorite color painting terracotta is that a real paint color yes the primer okay I was why isn't your favorite cake no color codes you know when you go to Lowe's or something here and it's like a yeah do you know anything okay that's a beam thing I know that right okay I got Sheena manual no yeah and she's on a BM she's LS now honorary Europe you get yes so how do you strike out of being an undesignated person how do you strike to become whatever rate you want to be because you here six months you here two years you're running you down I had like you know but everything it was like I'm almost done with the amount I loved it I was like I miss it so much

38 Comments

  • Reply David K July 28, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    what rank is she?

  • Reply FussyParts July 28, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    hey nicky. i have a question about bah.. my wife and i currently live in san francisco and i will be going to boot camp soon. if she stays behind, at home, and i am moving around on different orders and live in-base. will i still get bah to support her?

  • Reply Patrick Reilly July 28, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    Undes a tough path but can be a winner

  • Reply limelight06 July 28, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    Not really.

  • Reply Donnie Montoya July 28, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    I'm actusly mad jealous of true "sailor rates".
    S-Pact, F-Pact, BM, GM, MM, QM, DC, OS, EN.
    Rates like these are rooted in deep navy tradition and have such unique and cool communities and lifestyles.

    And here I am, AT. Resetting circuit breakers and pulling computers out of cockpits. So exciting…

  • Reply hull39 July 28, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    It might be better if the lady could talk more by herself.

  • Reply BullyJuice July 28, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    HOLY…….

  • Reply Ant 3451 July 28, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    I work like 14-15 hours every day on deployment doing flight schedule/regular maintenance on deployment and all these other rates say they work more LMFAO gtfo of here

  • Reply Donnie Montoya July 28, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    Crazy to think undesignated have no more than 2 weeks of A school. I was stuck in pensacola for 4 months soaking in that summer florida humidity.

  • Reply TFR60 July 28, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    Hot

  • Reply A F July 28, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    She's gorgeous.

  • Reply Chris Surprenant July 28, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    Has the USN changed terminology?

    In my time, choose your rate choose your fate aside, rate was pay grade and rating was occupational specialty.

    You all refer to rate as occupation.

  • Reply Richard Pena July 28, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    I was undesignated for 1.5 years in a ddg in Norfolk, I struck HM.

  • Reply Jameson Barker July 28, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    Thoughts on the AT rate ? I ship out October 30th

  • Reply Fire Flash July 28, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    I went in the navy as a s pack and at my 12 month mark I put in for the first time and didn't pick so you have to wait about 30 days to find out if you pick up or not and if you did not you put in again so struck on my second time I struck bm. When I struck to can put in a e4 package put you have to a few before you can your department career councilor will leat you know when you can but you have to keep asking them about it wat this is for is to get e4 with out doing a test but there is a catch to it you have to extend 2 years on your contract.you get the e4 at your 90 day to you prd and either works like a map you get the pay when you get frocked.

  • Reply Annie K July 28, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    We had several A PACTS go back to school, they always had something positive to say about their time in the fleet

  • Reply Jugg Boi July 28, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    I’m undesignated I got orders to a DDG and they put me in deck and I haven’t got to experience any other jobs

    My

    Life

    Is

    Hell.

  • Reply Jakob Hoffman July 28, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    I’m in DEP as an undesignated seaman right now, but I’m hoping to switch to DC before I ship out

  • Reply Charizard XG July 28, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    Shipping on Monday I’m getting ready to meet lizard king

  • Reply Kraig McWolfen July 28, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    👍🏽👍🏽

  • Reply Mike July 28, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    ATF people watching this video like o.o

  • Reply Jesus Arteaga July 28, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    Remember the name. Nice.
    10% luck
    20% skill
    15% concentrated power of will
    5% pleasure
    50% pain
    And 100% reason to remember the name

  • Reply Bookies408 July 28, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    Undes is basically bm

  • Reply Robert Ford July 28, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    aw shit they told me the same thing.. well looks like i better get use to painting

  • Reply Kyle Reyes July 28, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    I signed my 4 year contract yesterday, they made my job sound cool( Hull Maintenance Technician) so my dumb ass signed it. They said it's basically welding but when i got home i found out that we repair toilets!

  • Reply phucwong92 July 28, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    Just wondering if you know how long a wavier takes for a petty theft juvenile record? It was expunged when I was 12-13 and I’m currently 26.

    Also I’ve already completed meps but was told by my dad to not include the information about my expunged record because he said it went away only to be found by my fingerprints three days later. I’ve been waiting for a while and was told by my recruiter that they have no control in the process of waivers so I was curious if you would know some details? Thank you very much in advance.

  • Reply Ahmad Atik July 28, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    extremely good informative video, i like her, can’t wait for part two

  • Reply Drizzle8bp July 28, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    What’s you guys thoughts on EN-Engineman?

  • Reply Will Roderick July 28, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    YESSSSS GOING IN NOV. 19

  • Reply Ali Abdul-Aziz July 28, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    I was an undesignated fireman in 1993. I left my first ship in 95 as an SM3. My journey was not easy but it was well worth it. Undesignated all the way

  • Reply Udon T. Smiff July 28, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    I just got my orders. Surprisingly, I’m not going on a ship.

  • Reply Nero edits July 28, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    Nicky you have me added on discord already but I was pact air for 2.5 and now I'm AC. Hmu sometime if you wanna do something similar for air.

  • Reply Curl Daddi July 28, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    Which is a good rate to pick

  • Reply Carly Gray July 28, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    I think undesignated is hit or miss. I got forced undesignated after dropping from special programs. I happen to be on the lucky easy end of it. I ended up shore duty at a squadron. My biggest thing to undesignated people is do NOT be shy to ask questions and be persistent. Learn to read NAVADMIN and MILSPERMAN. The more you learn to read and ask questions the better you will fair. Learn to check the advancement rates, quality of life, reenlistment bonuses, conversion out rates that you're selecting. It's on you if you sign for a rate that has low advancement IE (ABH & AO). Don't accept no when someone tells you you won't be able to. Intelligence rates don't populate in CWAYS. If that's what you want you have to submit packages. I had to learn a lot of this stuff on my own because the NC's thought I was just another stupid A-PACT that could be swayed into a lesser rate than what I wanted. Now i'm striking CTR. Be motivated in what you want to do and you'll achieve it.

  • Reply Victoria Schmidt July 28, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    As someone who is undes for the love of god don’t do it. I will say deck is fun if you like hard work and working with your hands and you’ll learn a lot. But just know you’ll have some of the longest hours on a ship besides engineers and still have to stand watch.

  • Reply Jeff Mullen July 28, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    excellant video still wouldnt be undesignated

  • Reply Andy Quintero July 28, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    oh sick you talked about undesignated! thanks nicky

  • Reply carlos acevedo July 28, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    I’m a fan

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