My mom's husband claims to her that he was a counselor in the Navy. From what I know he was in probably late sixties to early 70s. I am not sure but I am pretty sure he was likely enlisted the entire time. Can enlisted be counselors in the Navy - as in behavioral health counselors? Could they then? I really can't see him ever being a counselor in a psychological sense.
Posted 4 y ago
It was an odd time for Career Counselors. First, people were fed up with 'Nam. Second, people were punching out because the Navy couldn't paint a very good future. Let's see, we're downsizing, probably consolidating some ratings and you'll be on the losing end,... the list went on. Reagan was a later blip pushing for the 600 ship Navy. Only way to do that was to hang onto the obsolete crap that sailors hated. Then they were trying to man the two major wars going on at the same time scenario. I came in when Zumwalt was CNO. After him, long hair covered by wigs, beards overall OK, and other things went the way of the Gooney Bird. But that was when a carton of Camels cost a Buck.
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