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Great Lakes A School Q&A


Great Lakes A School Q&A

The purpose of this group is to allow family of new sailors assigned to school at Training Support Center Great Lakes a chance to voice questions to a Student Division Commander

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 2099
Latest Activity: 6 hours ago

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(EM) Electricians Mate

Started by MomSeanEM2. Last reply by Phoenixmom Nov 8. 48 Replies

Leave after A school

Started by Carey. Last reply by Phoenixmom Oct 16. 15 Replies

Reservest wants to go AD

Started by CherylG. Last reply by Allison Jul 4. 5 Replies

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Comment by Phoenixmom on October 18, 2017 at 11:46am

Thanks Allison took my info off, don't want to get into trouble! but yes if you Google the info it will bring it up.

Comment by Phoenixmom on October 18, 2017 at 11:41am

Not sure how they break down the phases but this is what I found. you can type in SWCC into google and it will give you much info.

Comment by Allison on October 18, 2017 at 11:37am
Godisgoodallthetime, here is what I could find on swcc if I am thinking of the right rating as SB.

Looks like the go to California. Please be careful sharing info about your recruit's name, whereabouts, and travel plans as well as your own when you're visiting him. Congrats to him!
Comment by Phoenixmom on October 18, 2017 at 10:55am

The end is suppose to say

there your heart will be also.

sorry it cut off.

Comment by Phoenixmom on October 18, 2017 at 10:53am
Comment by NMRob on October 18, 2017 at 10:50am

Junogirl As of right now we don't know the plan or what's next.    From what I read, yes he can try again for another rate and meet with a career counselor to help him through that. 

I hope eventually that happens that it is recognized, right now they have done a great disservice to my sailor.  Can't even be polite about it at this point. 

Comment by Phoenixmom on October 18, 2017 at 10:50am

I can truly understand, anyone would of been upset being talked down to like that. I cant even imagine what my Son would of Done, he is pretty quite but I know what a short fuse he has and the temper that can come out. I have never heard anything like that! You have one heck of an amazing Son and for this he will truly make his way and stand tall!

Comment by Junogirl on October 18, 2017 at 10:46am

NBRob, does this mean your son is shipping out soon? But has another chance at an "A" school after a year or so? How does this process work?  Also, I think at some point your son's initiative and intelligence will be rewarded, and he will get a rate he likes.

Comment by NMRob on October 18, 2017 at 10:42am

Phoenixmom thank you so much!  Definitely had to remind him of past conversations and took at it differently.  They words they say are just that, WORDS.  He knows the truth, but it ticked him so much that I don't think I have seen him that mad EVER! 

I truly don't know how that is acceptable.  All these sights I below too is all happy and jovial etc, does anyone else not experience this?  I can't imaging we are the first and won't be the last.  Or do people just not talk about it? 

He will definitely find his way, just right now he is unhappy and has regrets.  Now it is getting him back on track and giving him a positive outlook.  Luckily my research I have found some information that may be helpful for him.  It may take awhile my thought is fight it and talk about and make it known what occurred.  No excuses just facts! 

Thanks again!

Hope everyone has a great day!  Thanks to all the Sailor/Military for their service. 

Comment by Phoenixmom on October 18, 2017 at 10:37am

So with all that being said I hope you Ladies have a Fantastic Day!


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