Every day, young men and women walk into a recruiter's office with the prospect of serving their country. While some decide against joining, others sign their name on the dotted line and ship off to boot camp.
Most people didn't take the time to think about what the military branch can do for them — they were just eager to join.
If you didn't pick U.S. Navy, you freakin' missed out, and here are nine reasons why.
Alternate opinion: 9 reasons you should have joined the Air Force instead
1. We have rating badges, so there's no confusion of what the sailor's job title is. So you always know who is walking around with the silver bullet or a spatula.
2. Navy Corpsman has the most Medal of Honor recipients than any other job title in the entire military — 23 and counting (including Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Edward Byers).
Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Edward Byers receiving his MoH from President Obama.
3. We have the most elite combatants in the world: the U.S. Navy SEALs...need we say more?
4. We have nuclear powered floating cities that can sail to ends of the earth — and back.
5. Duh, we have Top Gun. It's really called the Naval Fighter Weapons School, but you get the point.
6. We freakin' use trained dolphins to mark bombs and other hazardous crap under the water.
7. We have subs that can survive underwater for days without resurfacing.
8. Navy football dominates the Army's in this historic rivalry...and also in life in general. Zing!
9. We can serve alongside every branch of the military to any location that needs us because we're highly trained and well-respected.