Math in the Navy

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What math did you use in the Navy? What do the higher commanders use? What is the most common math? I figure it would be trig.
 
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What math did you use in the Navy? What do the higher commanders use? What is the most common math? I figure it would be trig.
At NTC, I was assigned to the Electrician's Mate "A" School. I took 5 math courses involving a mixture of electronic equations, basic trig, algebra 1 and 2, circuit reading and translation.
 

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My tools of the trade were swabs, needle guns and paint brushes. No math.
 

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My tools of the trade were swabs, needle guns and paint brushes. No math.
I know exactly what you mean. When I got to the ship, I did not do electric work. The title ELECTRICIAN'S MATE or EM is just that, a title. I was hired along with 10 or 15 other EM sailors to be a HELPER OR ASSISTANT to civilian electricians onboard the ship.

It's all a lie. The Navy put me (and other sailors) through a series of courses at NTC (NAVAL TRAINING CENTER) as an opportunity to avoid going to the ship as an undesignated sailor, which is the pits!!
 

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My recruiter told me nothing about A schools, so I wound being undesignated, and doing all the menial work. All of my requests for an A school were denied, so I became disenchanted and no longer cared. I did as little work as I could get away with. I came to resent the officers, whose lives were very different. They were the gentlemen, and the enlisted were the unshaven beasts. I loved it when the Master Chief of the command would say the the ensigns when they asked him a question, "You went to college, why don't you tell me?!"
 
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My recruiter told me nothing about A schools, so I wound being undesignated, and doing all the menial work. All of my requests for an A school were denied, so I became disenchanted and no longer cared. I did as little work as I could get away with. I came to resent the officers, whose lives were very different. They were the gentlemen, and the enlisted were the unshaven beasts. I loved it when the Master Chief of the command would say the the ensigns when they asked him a question, "You went to college, why don't you tell me?!"
I mainly assisted civilian electricians on the ship. Basic wiring stuff, nothing fancy or requiring advanced skills. I was a designated sailor. Graduating from "A" school prevented me from going to the ship as a shipbird.