Wasn't sure where to put this but here goes... My son's currently in Raleigh, enjoying the process and doing well. He's recently told his mother on the phone that he's considering the submarine service. And that's caused her a lot of concern and me a lot of earache - Hence this thread. We want him to consider quality of life - by all accounts that's a challenge for those on boats. But he's well educated and ambitious and he's been told that he'd move on quicker. Putting the carpet bag away, what is the reality for an ME rate on boats these days ? Appreciate any opinion, thanks.