In the Navy
I went to a Navy recruiting office in high school. I assumed they wouldn't take me, and initially they didn't.
I was rather surprised to get a call back a few days later. Maybe there was something I could do.
I'm not sure why, but I like big ships. I m sure I would have been stuck on a small ship and it would no have been a pleasure cruise.
I never found out where I might have turned up. Probably Afghanistan.
The call back was to gauge the seriousness of going on a Church mission. After I told the recruiter chances were pretty good, I never heard from them again.
I'm too old now, but I often wonder how different things would be had I gone down that path.
I worked on a damage control system a few years ago. I did a lot of R&D work in Visual Basic. I think there is one feature I solely worked on that made it into the final build.
Last I heard the software was deployed onto the USS Ronald Reagan. I thought that was as close as I would get to getting on a carier.