I was surprised when my son came home from the MEPS center with a bootcamp date 8 months away. We just assumed it would be a couple of months and off he would go. He is ready to go now! Proud of him and his decision and look forward to what the future holds.
My son signed at MEPS two weeks ago and got a BC date of May 2016. Recruiters were surprised he got something earlier than June. So I guess this is normal. Time to get in shape :)
Hi New2Navy, My son also has a tentative date of May 2015, just found out on Monday after he came home from MEPS, he wants to try and finish out the spring semester of college. It's a lot to take in and he has a lot to do
Sounds like our sons may be there at the same time!
Put time to good use with physical training and completing the DEP PQS.
If your Sailor-To-Be successfully completes the DEP GUIDE PQS (personal qualification standard), passes a written test at Recruit Training Command (RTC), and passes the PT-Baseline with a SAT-MED (satisfactory/medium) he will be advanced to E2 effective from his shipping out date. That's an extra $187 a month. No leadership involved.
Since he is going in as a Nuke, they told him he is already E-3. I assume there wouldn't be any additional advantage if he does as you say above. Of course, it is all a very excellent idea regardless!!
My son will be an E-3 as well but he enjoyed the leadership aspects of being a leader at his dep meetings and helping others along.
So true. I am glad he is DEP for so long. I feel like once he goes, and PIR is done, he will be gone and I won't know when I will see him again. Hard to believe. Still... he stays in his room alot so - LOL!
New2Navy I agree I'm glad he's DEP for so long and now he just told me it might not be till aug. I've been looking at all the info shared and reading all the stuff, it's a lot to take in and learn. He's been training everyday, plus going to college full time plus working 30 hrs, I want him to slow down but he's determined, I go from being o.k. to tearing up when I read some of the post on here.