Perhaps the most universal worry of men in service, and the most valid, comes under the heading of "After the War is Over,"... What then?
It is an understandable concern. Older men in the enlisted ranks have been required to leave well-paying, established jobs, close up homes and pigeon-hole civilian careers which were at the height of their productivity. Younger men have had their school and college careers interrupted....have had to divert their youthful ambitions and objectives to the winning of a war.
The answers to these worries are in the making. The government, profiting on the experience of the last World War aftermath is already formulating a program for the return to peace. Service men can be assured that our economic society will be prepared in some measure to assimilate the returning millions when victory is won.
But another solution presents itself...and one that is growing more potent, more obvious each day...and since the obvious is sometime overlooked, the fact bears mentioning.
Men in service and particularly those of the Navy are, right now, in on the "ground floor" of one of the greatest future opportunities of the decade. Our five-ocean Navy is here to stay and when the final victory is won, thousands of farsighted men, now in service, will avail themselves of the opportunity to build a career in the greatest peace-time Navy of all history.
The Navy needs you now... the Navy will need you then.
The U. S. will emerge from this war with the greatest merchant marine fleet of all times and nations. Another opportunity for her present Navy men.
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