Thank you for your service...my Dad was a combat vet of WW II in the Pacific Theater in the Navy starting in 1943. He came home in 1946 after an additional year helping to ferry Japanese nationals back to Japan from China. He stayed in the reserves for ten more years and was a full Lieutenant when he got out.
My son in law is an E-7 up at Bangor sub base north of Bremerton, Washington, but has just been accepted into a Officer program where he can become either a pharmicist or nurse, where the Navy pays his college and when he gets out he is a Lt JG, with a ten year commitment.
Anyhow, we have a very strong Navy tradition.