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I was wondering if a sailor can transfer within a ship to a different area.  My son went to school for one thing and was placed in area of the ship he was never trained in.  He is getting picked on badly because he doesn't know what he is doing.  He is afraid to speak up due to retaliation.  He said he doesn't know how much more he can take and has talked about others committing suicide due to this issue.  Is there anyone that has knowledge of what he can do to get out of this situation? 

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Comment by Anti M on February 1, 2016 at 11:41am

On another site, there is a thread dedicated to shipmates and suicide.  Please tell him to talk to the chaplain, his chain of command or call the military one hotline.  

https://www.reddit.com/r/navy/comments/43bigp/lost_another_shipmate...

Comment by Cariingram on February 5, 2016 at 12:49am

As a mom, I would contact the Omsbudman ASAP, connected to the ship he is on. Take it very seriously as I know you are. God bless.

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