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Do any moms have children who are officer *and* enlisted?

My older son, Chris, enlisted and heads to boot camp in April. My younger son, Sean, has applied to NROTC and will head to college this fall. Even if he doesn't get the scholarship he plans to go this route and become an officer. By the time Sean finishes school and is commissioned, Chris should be an E-5 or thereabouts.

So, are there any moms out there who have an officer child and an enlisted child? If so, is it awkward when they're both home together? Or do they just revert to their regular sibling behavior and not worry about their military ranks while they're home.

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I would want to think that they would be Brother's first while at home. I sure hope that is the case. What rank is Chris going to be when he gets out of BC. What is his job going to be?
He's well on his way towards his DEP quals, so he should be an E-2 out of boot and will be an IT. We're still hoping he can find two people to refer to the Navy for that E-3, but I doubt it will happen.
I should hope they can already swear like a sailor, because they grew up with two sailors in the house. My mom is devastated. I don't think I ever heard a swear word come out of her mouth, and the first time back from boot camp the first thing out of my mouth (when I stumbled coming out of the plane) was a swear word. I never recovered, and my husband isn't much better.

What should be VERY interesting when they come home is that we're moving as soon as they're gone. We're out of this big house and we're buying an old steel-hull fishing boat, restoring it and moving on to it. If their wrestling match gets out of hand we'll just push them overboard.
This is funny! My friends and I where just talking about this! Only about father (enlisted) and son (officer)! We just let it go, because my son didn't go to college! I would hope they are brothers first!
Yes, my son is a Navy "Seabee" , enlisted now over 3 years ago and is an E5. Our daughter is currently in OCS up in Rhode Island. There has been a lot of "teasing" about hiim having to "salute" her, but I doubt they will ever be in uniform together. He will be deployed when she graduates. I will have to ask my son, but I have only seen him encourage her to go for it and do her best. He is one of her biggest cheerleaders. However, he also said he wished he had finished College as he did go just over 2 years, then decided to join the Navy. I will say that we are sensitive now to things we say as not to hurt his feelings. He would be a great officer and should he choose to stay in the Navy perhaps he will pursue that route.
In My experience when they are home on leave, the uniforms ends at the door.
Hi, I only have one son in the Navy an Officer, He started out as a E-1, 21 years ago, since then, he has cousins that are enlisted in other branches...when they get home it's back to being family first. My nephew (coast guard/has to salute my son) they are sationed at same port.
My Daughter is a Officer she is a LT JG, my son is enlisted he is a EZ 3, Chris is the oldest, they or both stationed at the same base, They get along great, They are just brother and sister at home, They may kid each other but all in fun!!! Good luck to both your boys, and thank them for there service to there Country!!! God Bless


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