What does your son what to do? What ever happens is his choice.
Lots of people take the exam at MEPS and do the rest there, than get to see the classifier and there are no jobs open. The odds of him getting what he wants the first time to MEPS is pretty slim.
If he wants to retake the ASVAB, he has to wait a certain amount of time than can retake it, BUT if it is lower they take the most current score not which ever one is higher.
Check the info on this site.
and this discussion.http://www.navyformoms.com/forum/topics/the-navy-has-no-jobs
The following is based on my son's experience, and my own experience 20 years ago (it hasn't changed much). If I'm wrong on some details, please, whomever has better information, help me correct my error.
For what happens in MEPS: no, you may not be able to look over the contract before his signs it. At this point he is a legal adult, and the Navy does not allow parents or spouses any part in the process. The only parents allowed to be part of the process are those whose sons or daughters are not yet 18.
Your prospective recruit will ride to MEPS with his recruiter. He arrive the night before and stay in a hotel at the Navy's expense. The next morning your son then undergoes testing - the ASVAB, medical tests, a drug test, interviews, and more.
After lunch, prospective recruits are taken to meet with a specialist who matches applicants to jobs. At this point, even the recruiter will not be allowed to remain there with him. Once he enters that room, he has no contact with anyone, no cell phone (phones are not allowed in that room).
If there are no jobs available to fit within his scores, or if he rejects all of the jobs offered, he is sent home. Most recruits have to go to MEPS several times before they get a job. There are a lot of people who want to join, and few jobs available.
If he is offered a job, he will not be allowed to contact anyone until he signs the contract, or rejects it.
Once he signs the contract, he will be allowed into a special room where he can call someone to tell them the basic information, and when he leaves, he is given a copy of the contract.
You can look at that contract all you want, or have a lawyer look at it. If you find the contract is unacceptable, and he agrees that it is not what he wants, he *can* get out of it, but it would be very difficult for him to sign a new one in the future. Its uncommon for someone who has backed out once to be given a chance to try again.
You *can* watch them get sworn in, but that happens at another time - when they get ready to leave for boot camp. Yes, there is a ceremony to swear-in for DEP the day they sign their contract, but it's not the important one.