How High Would You Rank in the Navy?

By: Zoe Samuel

How High Would You Rank in the Navy?
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About This Quiz

Have you ever thought about joining the Navy? Whether it's your call to duty, a family tradition, or you simply want to join because your best friend did, serving your country will be one of the greatest honors you have in your life. But, will your ambitions lead you to be an admiral in the Pacific? Or, would you rather do your nine to five as a seaman?

As a Petty Officer you're likely a hard worker, but not someone who is concerned about the extra schooling needed to become an Officer. Perhaps, you'd prefer being a seaman; you love the idea of serving and traveling around the world, but don't want to make a career of it. Or, maybe your sense of duty, leadership skills, and charisma are more than enough to make you a Captain of your own ship someday.

In the Navy, your career will be determined by your strength, courage, organizational skills and even your ability to give and receive orders. If you have what it takes, then it might be time to visit your local recruiter. If you are curious about how you will handle the seas with the greatest Navy in the world, take this quiz to find out which rank you might be promoted to.

Do you love to sail the seven seas?
I love it! My one true love is the sea.
I love it very much, for now.
It is the best, but I like the land too.
Honestly, I used to, but I'm getting tired.

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How's your health?
Stupendous, I'm basically a superhero.
Pretty good
Holding up
Not good

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Do you know how to take an order?
I sure do.
Yes, and give one.
I can but I am better at giving.
Only from someone really senior.

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Can you give an order?
Not really
Sure, when I must.
Yes
Yes, and I love it.

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Are you charismatic?
No
Only sometimes
Yes
Very

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Are you organized?
Not really
Somewhat
Extremely
Mostly

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Can you make a tough call?
Only if I must.
Yes
Yes, and I am great at it.
That's my main skill.

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Do you like politics?
I hate it.
I like a very little.
I like a middling amount.
I love it.

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Who is your enemy?
Enemy fire
Bureaucracy
Enemy captains
Politicians

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Are you naturally diplomatic?
No
Somewhat
Yes
Extremely

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Do you mind paperwork?
Yes
I love it!
I like it.
I do not like it.

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Do you like to be out there on the front line?
That's my sweet spot.
I like it, yes.
I like to be front line adjacent.
I do not like it any more.

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Do you plan to go career?
No, I'm just putting in 10-20 for the pension.
What's that?
Almost definitely
Definitely

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Do you really like getting more fruit salad on your chest?
I do not care about ribbons, patches, or medals.
It's nice, but not the point.
I like it.
I need it, I admit it.

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Are you the sort of person who has to be the best at everything?
I'm already pretty elite just being here, that's enough.
No, I do not have that kind of ego.
Yes, but I try not to be.
Of course.

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Are you a team player, even more than required to simply be in the Navy at all?
Mostly
Absolutely
I can be when I believe in the mission.
Yes, but I also know how to look out for number one.

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What do you think of the Marines?
Amateurs
Comrades
They clog up my ship.
They're part of the whole beautiful machine.

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Do you look good in mottled blue?
Oh, yes
Pretty decent
Yes, and in white
I used to!

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What's your educational background?
High school
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree and Annapolis

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How are your ironing skills?
I'm a pro.
Pretty decent
At this stage, it's muscle memory.
Good I imagine, though I have not done it in a while.

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Do you like a more structured uniform?
No, I like to move.
I don't mind.
Yes, it makes me feel powerful.
It's the best.

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Do you tan or burn in the sun?
Tan
Neither
Burn
I used to do a little of both but now my skin is so leathery I can't tell.

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Do you mind a little manual labor?
I love it!
I can handle it!
I like it!
I do not like it.

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Do you love to see foreign cities?
Only briefly, I don't like cities.
Once in a while
Yes, please.
I like our cities better - I miss them.

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Do you speak any languages?
I speak English.
I speak English and Spanish.
I speak English, Spanish, and a few words of Mandarin.
I speak English, Spanish, fluent Mandarin, and a little Arabic.

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Do you like other cultures?
Not really
I guess, I don't see them much.
Yes
Sort of

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Are you good at managing upwards?
Nope
It is my main skill.
I can when I must.
I was.

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What's the best thing about Navy life?
The wide open ocean
The camradarie
The sense of service
Knowing we are the first line of defense.

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What's the Navy for, as far as you see it?
Kicking terrorist butts
Projecting American might
Protecting American security
Protecting the homeland and securing the world's waterways for peaceful trade, for America and our allies

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Do you mind studying really, really hard - right after you just finished a whole lot of really hard studying?
Yes, I mind.
I don't mind, but I don't want to.
I like the idea.
I love that idea!

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