Outflow is higher than inflow, and has been for sometime, not sure whats public beyond that so wont elaborate, yes If you want to join now there is going to be lots of opportunity created by the deficit. This thread doesn't need to be labelled negative or positive, it has just been a honest and plain spoken discussion about what a baby bootneck will probably be confronted with after RT. I think that's important, as after 32 weeks, potentially there are 22 years of service to contend with. But I appreciate you bring balance. Corp is busy using the Navy assets to justify there existence via continual use, and covering several navy manning gaps. There are some small team deployments for the RM. It is possible if you are passing out soon if you go to 42 you will be on something, but no guarantee it will be battle filled, just international.