I have this posted in the Sub mom group but wanted to add it somewhere else for additional exposure.
My sailor just finished his A school in Groton in December and graduated at the top of his class. He was fortunate enough to get his wish list granted and is stationed in Hawaii. He went underway for the first time for three days and just back back from a 12 day stint. The entire time he was freaking out, depressed, crying and just had a bad experience altogether (absolutely out of character). He talked to the chaplain yesterday and the psych group today who are going to get him an appointment with the psychologist. What are the real chances of him getting transferred to a surface unit? He does not want to quit nor does he want to be discharged.
Any guidance or advice on what we are looking at will be appreciated. I have never seen my son afraid of anything or this upset so it's quite unnerving.
They will not want to waste the potential of a good sailor with so much training if he is otherwise okay. Chances are he would be re-rated to something he can do as a surface or aviation sailor. Fingers crossed for the best outcome!
I would think they'd rather move him to a carrier than lose him. That's a lot of investment in Nukes.
I think I'd have the same reactions he has.
The update today is that he is pretty likely to get ADSEP.