Thanks for your question. I served in the Air Force for 25 years as an optometrist and worked alongside lots of physicians, nurses and technicians. The interrelationships are great as we aren't competing for healthcare dollars. I always felt I had a lot of autonomy in clinical care. The military is not for everyone but provides great training and a good patient variety. To be in the military you have to be okay with deploying. I have deployed two times over my career but some branches, i.e., Army, deploy more. As far as pay, physicians receive incentive bonuses and professional pay to make the pay more similar to civilian physicians. I would look up NAVY physician on their website and you should get a lot of good information. Good luck!