We know that when exploring the options within the U.S. Navy, you may have a lot of questions, and it’s not always simple to uncover the answers. The first step toward joining the Navy is meeting with a recruiter, and we know many of you may be wondering how to prepare for that experience. First of all, do your research before meeting with your recruiter. The more you know before that meeting, the more questions you’ll get answered by a knowledgeable professional. Get an idea of what areas of the Navy may interest you, so that you can find out as much information about them as possible. Call your local recruiter first. They may be able to provide answers and insights you are looking for before you come in. When you meet with a recruiter, you’ll need to bring a photo I.D. Your driver’s license or passport are both acceptable. Make sure you bring a pen and paper too. If you have any questions or thoughts that arise during the meeting, you’ll want to write them down. That way, you can be fully prepared the next time you speak with your recruiter. Dress nicely. This is your first chance to make a great impression. The Navy follows a strict dress code while in uniform and they will be impressed if you do the same. Here are some examples of questions to ask your recruiter. After your questions are answered, schedule a follow-up meeting with the recruiter. If you’re unsure, take some time to think about it. Talk it over with friends, family and those you trust. For more information about Navy recruiting or to find your local recruiter, visit Navy.com.