My son has been in the Navy for two years now and I am one of their best advocates. I was just talking with the parent of one of the students at the school I work at. He told me his son's recruiter told him that the son (a jr. in high school) could get his GED and go in now (or soon) as an E-2, but if he signed on now - DEP - guaranteed musician - and finished high school, he could go in to boot camp as an E-4. I told him this sounded fishy to me - my son went in as a nuke as E-3 and after A-school was promoted to E-4. I did not have time to talk to dad long - referred him to this site and specifically the musician group, but was curious for myself. For one, I didn't think they were taking GEDs and I don't know of anyone going to boot camp as E-4. Thanks to all.