Careers in the U. S. Navy

Careers in the U. S. Navy

by Edward F. Dolan
     
 

The United States Navy is a force that operates on the sea, air, and land. Over 500,000 Americans are members of the U.S. Navy and the Navy Reserve. Careers in the U.S. Navy discusses the many ways in which these men and women serve.

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The United States Navy is a force that operates on the sea, air, and land. Over 500,000 Americans are members of the U.S. Navy and the Navy Reserve. Careers in the U.S. Navy discusses the many ways in which these men and women serve.

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School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up—From boot camp to jobs available, these colorful introductions take readers through the process of becoming members of a service branch. The books explore the origins of the branch; and offer information on the service academies (Annapolis, West Point, etc.); enlistment and training; careers available; and salaries and ranks. Different types of weapons are described in detail as are other types of equipment used by a particular branch. One interesting page gives listings and rank insignia for enlisted personnel and officers. Full-color photos and action shots show military personnel in the line of duty. The layout is easy on the eye, providing good information but not overwhelming readers. An acronym glossary as well as a listing of Web sites associated with the specific branch are appended. Solid additions for most collections.—Diana Pierce, Leander High School, TX
Children's Literature - Greg M. Romaneck
The U.S. Navy possesses some of the most amazing military hardware on the planet. Consider one of its top level air craft carriers. More than three football fields in length, such a vessel contains virtually a small city. Nearly one hundred attack and support air craft are stored below decks. Thousands of sailors and naval air personnel populate the superstructure. A network of mechanics and technology staff strive on a daily basis to keep the complex mechanical and strategic systems operating. Now consider that such a complex creation is but one vessel in the vast armada that is the U.S. Navy. In this illustrated volume of the "Military Service" series, youngsters are given a quick look at what a career in the Navy would be like. As is the case with other titles in this series, the reader encounters topics such as the history of the service branch, occupational options, training sequences, promotion opportunities, and salary and benefit information. As in other books in the series, a small section on women in the service branch is included. At the book's conclusion a listing of print and online resources for garnering additional information is also provided. One deficit in this book is its textual redundancy when compared to other titles. Small sections of text are simply copied from book to book in the series and might have been better served via editing or re-writing. Even in the face of that weakness, this text will provide a potential naval recruit with interesting food for thought. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761442103
Publisher:
Cavendish, Marshall Corporation
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Series:
Military Service Series
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
12 - 15 Years

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