I'm pretty confused. My daughter just came back this pm from the MEPS where she had joined the DEP program. (Hope my acronyms are correct!) I have a few concerns about what she related to us when she came back. 1--She had agreed to join just prior to high school graduation last week. She was told by her recruiter that she would be allowed to join as a high school senior this week and not as a post graduate--this would give her some "priority" in selecting a job? That's what we were told. She was told today she could not join as a high school senior. Another girl from her highschool class was allowed to sign as a highschool senior today. 2--She was not given a list of jobs to choose from; she was basically asked questions and was told that a certain job (sonar tech) would fit(she agreed). She states she did not get to pick from any other jobs and states was not even given the choice between even a couple of jobs. 3--We were told several times by the recruiter that she would be allowed to go to college for one year before having to report to boot camp. She states she has to leave this August. There will be no college attendance prior to leaving.
Does it seem I could have mis-understood what we were told? We asked very specific repeated questions that also referenced the above issues in our meeting last week with the recruiter. I don't usually forget conversations because for the past 25 years, I have to basically restate conversations almost verbatim as part of my healthcare profession. While we wait to meet again with the recruiter, I would love any type of feedback. Is there a way to question what actually went on in the MEPS office without looking like a crazy Mom? Is there a way to "change jobs" since she wanted to be a Corpsman(I think this is the "job" for those wanting to go into the healthcare area)? I don't mind her going into the Navy; she states she may be happy with her pick of sonar tech, but I am concerned there may very well have been some type of "railroading" because of the glaring inconsistencies. Thanks everyone for "listening"!