To any knowledgable Navy folk: Before I begin, I'd like to say that I've already accepted the Navy HPSP scholarship for a number of reasons, I don't need a lecture on why not to join and how terrible military medicine is, like I've seen several times on this forum. I just need some constructive advice. I'm married and have a 2 yo, and will begin med school next august. Family is very important to me, and I was wondering what being a GMO is like. I've heard different things. A sore-head on this website once told me that they are basically 24 month deployments on a boat in the middle of the Persian Gulf. Another source told me that GMO tours are a good chance to recharge your batteries after the 4 yr grind of med school; that it is a 8-5ish type of job, but that you will be deployed for 6 mos at a time each year. Could anyone with any CONSTRUCTIVE, NON-BIASED knowledge shed some light on this for me. It would be much appreciated. And please save the lectures on why mil med sucks. I'm a big boy; I'm all grown up. I've made my decision to take the HPSP scholarship already.