There is a certain quote. "Prick your rate, choose your fate." Some jobs are better than others. Some bosses are better than others. Every year in, all I saw was a decline in leadership and skills Navy wide. What happens, and you will see this is the ass kissers and brown nosers will go up in rank. The people that work hard, but don't kiss ass will be forever stuck. The good, hard working, intelligent people will leave. That leaves the people who should not be in that job field as your new boss.
You will be told to do the job yesterday regardless if the part was in or not. You will get to love PMS. You will learn to cut corners. You will learn to eat anything around the world. You will learn how much your liver loves alcohol. Even if you say you won't drink now, wait till your first ship. You will see more ocean than land. "See the world?" Well, the world is 2/3's water. That's what you will see. You will be the first one on, the last one off. Get used to working 6 hours on, then 6 hours off. Then 6 hours work, and when you think you get to sleep ... wrong. Time for drills.
You will learn to love the buddy system. You pretty much to crap next to your partner on liberty. On the ship / sup, you will take a shower next to someone taking a crap. Wear shower shoes. Never go barefoot anywhere on a ship.
Where the hell are these dust bunnies coming from? You will learn women control the military. The cute ones with the nice butt especially. They can destroy your life in three words. Anytime they say it's voluntary, that means it's mandatory.
In the end, you will only brag about the good parts.
Oh, and if you fail out of school ... good luck for years of suck.