I am currently in the process of enlisting and I am considering what kinds of places I would like to request on my dream sheet in the future.
I know that I am going to most likely pursue AET as my rate. As cheesy as it sounds, I want the full cutter experience and I would like to be on the “big and badass” ships (I know, it’s childish). This, and my general interest in different ships and how they work, Are why I am considering WSML as a request. Considering that after A-school I wouldn’t be around cutters anymore I would like that experience as a Non-rate to be apart of something like that.
What might be the chances of actually getting on one? (I know there’s about 8 of them currently).
What are people’s experience on one of these cutters? I’ve heard non-rates kind of have a shitty time? Is it worse than any other cutter?
Also, I understand that I would have to live on the ship for a good while until I get qualified and all, what is the living situation on one of these? Keep in mind I am a musician and I am wondering how much I would need to sacrifice during my time on one of these cutters if possible, so I’m mostly wondering about space, noise level, rooms, etc.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!