During my employment in the RAN, There were many ups and down.
Away from family and friends most of the year
Always posted to a ship, never any downtime
CIS Branch is in shambled due to the multiple splits. That are poorly implemented
Political Correctness has taken over, Military war fighting has taken a back seat to PC culture.
Medical and dental is poor quality
Work hours can exceed 72 hours
IT Skill is poor at best
Promotion cycle is ruined due to branch splits
Command cower at any sign of stress
Fraud is rampant on paperwork
As a Sailor you are treated as the scum of the earth
You are treated like a child.
Its free medical, but not good medical, expect to wait years for operations/treatment
Divorce, everyone that has done over ten years has been divorced at least once due to the lifestyle.
Salary is decent.
All in all, if you’re young it teaches you a lot of life skills.
But this environment is not desirable in the long term.
Good Salary, Job Security