First of all Good Morning everyone! My soon to be husband (September 10th we will be married), has made the decision to join the Navy. I couldn't be happier or more proud of him! But I'm still very new to this, and have a few questions, if anyone could shed some light I would be more than grateful!
A little background, this year we have lost 2 babies. It's been devastating and hard to recover from. We may currently be pregnant now, I'll know in a few days. However I have heard that if a soon to be sailor has a pregnant wife/gf/significant other, that they can be disqualified? He hasn't signed a contract, or gone to MEPS, just has met with a recruiter, so does it still count?
My next question is his ASVAB practice score. He took a random practice test yesterday at the recruiter's office, and scored an 80. Can someone tell me if this is more than above average, or just average? I know he will score higher on the actual test, as he's going to be studying for it.
These are the only questions I have as of yet, I appreciate your time in reading them. Thank you!
My condolences on your losses, I understand deeply how difficult that is for a couple. Your pregnancy will not disqualify him, nor would he be disqualified if he gets married. If he has a delayed entry vcontract and gets married, the recruiter has to file additional paperwork, but that's a bout it. As long as he does not have more than two dependents (spouse and one child), then is should not be an issue. He will need to talk it over with the recruiter, so there are no surprises either way.
If you two plan to marry, DO IT BEFORE BOOT CAMP. This is especially necessary if you are pregnant and high risk. You are planning on marrying, just go get it done. It is a real hassle once he is in A school (his training for his job). Talk it over with him, see how he feels. You have absolutely NO status with the Navy if yo are not his spouse. No such thing as a significant other to the USN, although they will recognize his child if the proper paperwork is filed.
Then again, there is such a long wait before he might ship out to basic training, that you'd probably have the child first.
Also I send my condolences for your losses! Just wanted to add, ASVAB score of 80 is great! Good luck to you!
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I would also like to say I personally understand the loss also losing two myself and we are tying now for another one. I with you the very best of luck keep us updated. That ASVAB score is awesome he should not have anything to worry about. We were told the same thing about the baby when my hubby was joining, but I guess for us that was because it put him over the depentant limit as we have a 3 year old. The Navy has been wonderful for us. I hope it is for you guys too!!! Good Luck!!!