Looking for real world experiences and others prospective. Get out or stay in? I've been in 7 years. Currently on shore duty. E-6. Negotiating orders now to go back to sea and have really been thinking about just calling it quits and doing something else. Wife supports either decision. I'm an electrician, and have a bullshit Applied science degree (only an associates. Thinking about doing something completely different. Go back to school and start enjoying life more than the military allows. Main concern is I'm 30 and now have 3 kids and I don't want to be away as much as I have been. Financially I'm not worried. My wife makes great money. Plenty saved up and also have equity in 2 homes. I'm confident that I can succeed at any job that I apply my self to. I could "retire" in 13 years. I've advanced quick, so I would only be making more money for foreseeable future. Those of you that have made the decision.. what did you decide and why?