I am seriously looking at joining the Navy (For 2 years) in the next 6 months or so because I am highly skilled with computers/electronics and I know I would easily get a good job in the navy doing something I enjoy and getting paid well and trained more. I am mostly interested because the Navy seems like an easy way to spend a couple years away from home and have some change in my life without having to go do college (I really hate school but I am smart). What I need advice with though is how to get stationed somewhere cool if I am going to be throwing myself into the Navy. I live in the Bay Area and I really want to get stationed down at the naval base in San Diego so I can be close to home. I was wondering if anyone could give me some advice on the best way to do this. I have been told you can't request where your stationed because ultimately once your signed up the navy decides. Although, I was talking to someone today and they told me that I could possibly try to figure out if the San Diego base had any specific specialty tech jobs that only that base does; That way I could sign up to do that as my MO and increase my chances at getting stationed there. Thanks.