Wednesday, August 27, 2008

In the Navy?

Ok well maybe not. The closest I have come to nautical adventures was watching the Love Boat and dancing to the Village People. So it is only natural that my co-workers selected me to explore the department of Naval Science here at the University. Yes at first I thought I might write about lint, but I figured nobody enjoys the corny jokes like I do, so I have to get serious.

What is Naval Science all about?

1010 Introduction to Naval Science
A general introduction to the naval profession and to concepts of sea power. Emphasizes mission, organization, and warfare components of the Navy and Marine Corps. Included is an overview of rank structure, training and education, career patterns, naval courtesy and customs, military justice and naval terminology. The course is designed to introduce the student to the professional competencies required to become a Naval or Marine Corps officer.

I can’t say I’m surprised that the introductory class doesn’t cover storming the beaches of Fantasy Island or how naval courtesy and customs compare to cruise ship dining and dress codes, but it has peaked my interest. I am especially interested in “concepts of sea power”, that just sounds so…well powerful.

So I’m surfing the library databases for more info on Naval Science and who knows maybe next time you see me I’ll be less Love Boat and more An Officer and a Gentleman.

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