I don't claim to be an expert on the navy, having served in the Air Force myself. However, common sense dictates that recruiters tell you what you want to hear. If you're in the navy you're not going to be in baghdad...or likely any combat zone. however, seamen spend a great deal of time on boats. Just because you're not "stationed" in another country doesn't mean you're not going to spend six months a year at sea on a ship...almost everyone does. You'd be shocked at all the trouble dillweed enlisted kids get themselves into...or better yet pilots who get drunk and max out their gov't credit cards in strip clubs. With 5000 people on a carrier and nothing to do for six months, people are always getting in trouble...consequently there needs to be an army of attorneys to deal with legal issues.
Like I always say...anyone with any sense will ask a recruiter what the jag retention rate is, and what the divorce rate is for officers for their branch. then cross check their reaction with facts. Clearly they paint a rosy picture of the military, so the correlative will have to be high retention/ low divorce rates....right?