Which Unusual Navy Job Should You Have?

By: Zoe Samuel

Which Unusual Navy Job Should You Have?
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About This Quiz

The Navy is one of the most impressive machines in the history of warfare. It doesn't just secure U.S. borders, it also secures waterways literally on the other side of the planet that are many days away from the nearest base or friendly shore. Without the American Navy, it's entirely probable that world trade would become so much more expensive due to piracy, tariffs and lack of security, that economies all over the planet would take a huge hit. It's an essential task and much of it is pretty thankless.

The glory that does come the Navy's way is usually reserved for the most visible members: the pilots, the captains, the able seamen. The people who enforce the rules, break the codes, maintain the ships and cook the thousand loaves a day required to keep an aircraft carrier operating (for real) rarely make headlines, even though they are absolutely pivotal to helping their more-lauded colleagues in making waves of both the literal and public relations kinds. The Navy also has its PR wing, to make sure that we hear what our heroes are up to, and perhaps smooth over some of their less brilliant moments.

Where do you belong in this fine organization? Let's find out!

Do you keep cool no matter what?
Not really.
I'm so cool, I'm frozen!
It really depends.
Yes.

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Are you good at math?
Extremely.
Fairly.
No.
I am Alan Turing.

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How good of a hand-to-hand fighter are you?
Terrible.
Kinda OK.
Not terrible.
Average.

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Do you love to read?
Only equations.
Not really.
Yes, big fat books.
Yes, lots of little reports and snippets that I can collate.

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Are you good at photography?
Not really.
No, but I can draw.
Very good, yes.
Not good, but I can interpret satellite photography like a badass.

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Can you keep a secret?
Not really.
No.
Yes, if I promise to.
Like a tomb.

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Do you love to work with your hands?
Yes, please.
Sometimes.
Not really.
No.

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How do you feel about other branches of the military?
They're fine.
They're dumb.
We're cooler.
They're just tools in my hands.

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What's your typing speed in words per minute?
70wpm.
50wpm.
100wpm.
80wpm.

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Do you play well with others?
Yes, generally.
No.
Yes, of course.
If they are smart.

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How important is the truth?
As long as you're close enough, who cares?
I don't think about that sort of thing.
These days, more than ever.
It's my trade, so very.

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Do you trust the public to understand the mission?
Not really.
Not at all.
I trust them to actively try not to.
Yes, actually.

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Are you a natural storyteller?
Not really.
No, I'm actively terrible at that.
I'm great at it.
I have my moments.

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What do you plan to do after the military?
Work for a military contractor.
Work for a mining company.
Work in politics or media.
Write spy novels.

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Where would you most like to be deployed?
Asia.
I don't care.
Middle East.
Europe.

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Did you go to college before the military?
Postgrad, yes.
Yes, but not as much as people assume.
Yes, undergrad.
They actually tapped me during college, so I didn't finish.

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Will you go to college after the military?
No, I have so many degrees already.
I don't plan to leave the military.
No, I want to work at once.
Only if someone wants me to be a professor.

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How much do you think about the military's purpose in the world?
Only on days off.
Never, really.
Constantly.
Most days.

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How important is it to you that local people know what the U.S. military is doing in their nation's waters?
As long as they're not shooting at me, I don't care.
We never met, so who cares?
It's very important for morale and effectiveness.
It can get me killed if they don't, so yeah, it's important.

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Do you like to be alone?
Sometimes.
Yes, a lot of the time.
Not really.
For a few hours a day, yes.

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How nerdy are you?
100%.
80%.
40%.
90%.

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Do you mind having to repeatedly explain what you do?
Yes, I mind.
I love it!
I like it actually.
I would never bother.

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Do you need attention for what you do?
Some, yes.
Not at all.
A lot, yes.
I abhor attention... for now.

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Do you plan to make a lot of money later on?
Quite a lot, yes.
A good living, that's all I care about.
Probably not.
So, so much.

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How indispensable do you intend to be to your unit?
Fairly.
Totally.
Not very.
More than they know!

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Which is your favorite World War II battle?
Battle of the Bulge.
El Alamein.
Midway.
D-Day.

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What kind of ship do you want to work on?
Submarine.
Aircraft carrier.
Destroyer.
A base for me please.

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Do you know how to be careful with equipment?
Oh, yes.
Heck, yeah.
Not really.
More with information.

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Are you a good shot?
I'm about average.
Yes actually.
I'm not horrible.
No.

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How analytical are you?
Very.
Not much.
Fairly.
Extremely.

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