Please help!! My daughter left for bc on 2/14 and her contract says she enlisted in the airman(PACT-AN) program because she was unsure what job she wanted to choose.She is 22 and sighed on her own and now I'm trying to figure out what this means.She scored 72 on her ASVAB and her recruiter told her enlisting this way she can get an idea of what job she wants.Can you please give me some insight of what this means....thank you,any info. will help.
When recruits are enrolled in PACT, they get a general overview of one part of the Navy -- in your daughter's case, the Naval Air Force. Usually, it's a three-week orientation after Recruit Training (Boot Camp). When she arrives at her first duty station, she will already understand the basic functions of the division to which she's assigned AND she'll understand how they interact with the rest of the crew. It beats getting dumped onto a ship or Naval Air Station with no idea who does what.
Believe me, the Navy wants to get as much out of your daughter as they can and they want to have her do well. If she shows intelligence and initiative, she will be advanced, possibly getting a Class "A" school later. She just can't sit around and wait for something to happen. She has to make it happen after she gets settled on her ship or station.
On this website, go to the tab called Groups. You can find a group called the A Pact Program which may be a place to post further questions.
I really appreciate your info. and the link..thank you.I'm full of anxiety wondering whats going to happen.My daughter Ashley is intelligent and not afraid of hard work.I just hope and pray it will all work out.
I was away last week with limited Internet, so I didn't see your note. Now, I see Ashley's been sworn in and you're more comfortable. Good!
Just in case I didn't make it clear before, Navy Leadership has many of the same functions as Management in a business. The managers at a store, for example, all have requirements they have to meet, whether it's supplies, production, shipping or something else. The Navy's a lot like that, with each division having its requirements. Just like being a good employee has its rewards at the store, so also does the Navy value its Sailors who contribute to the mission. PROMOTION$!
The way you describe Ashley, she has what it takes to be a success -- in or out of the Navy. Best of luck to her -- and her Mom!