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Our son is a senior in high school is a senior in high school. He has been having a difficult time getting the recruiter to talk to him or with us. Can anybody give us some guidance and where to start.

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Hi Lisa - and welcome!  Has he spoken with a recruiter anf now they just won't respond? Or has he had no contact at all?  I know with covid things have been a little tricky but they still are doing recruiting and should be responding.  Are you able to physically visit the recruiters office?  That might be your best bet to get some action rather than just calling.  Sometimes the recruiters will visit the high school and they have a contact - you could have him try reaching out to someone at the school too. 

I'm just trying to come up with some ideas.  Let me know what he's done so far and maybe we can get something figured out.

A recruiter has been in touch with him but is not being straightforward and honest with them. I believe our recruiter is out of Meadville Pennsylvania. Unfortunately we did speak to the high school guidance counselor and they're not helping us at all either. He has been trying to retake his asvabs and has been getting the runaround about it telling him that he needs to sign with the Navy prior to retaking them. They want him to sign and then go to MEPS and retake his test. He has asked several times for the recruiter to come to our home or even call and have a conference call with us and him. Unfortunately he is not willing to work with any of our schedules.

It's been a long time since my son did everything (2012) so I don't remember about the specifics on taking the ASVAB - how many times they are allowed.  It might be that they won't let him take it again until he goes to MEPS.  But do keep in mind, that even if he goes to MEPS and signs a contract HE DOESN'T ACTUALLY HAVE TO SHIP.  They don't belong to the Navy until that final MEPS when they ship out.  The recruiter might try to tell them that they can't change their contract or they HAVE TO SHIP but it's not correct.  It might mean that it delays everything but you want to make sure that what you are going for is really what you want to do - they say "choose your rate, choose your fate".  

I would try reaching out to another recruiter and see if your son gets the same info.  Don't let them push him around - this is his future and he needs to make sure he has everything lined up and in place - don't settle for something.  Hopefully you can get someone who is more understanding and will take the time to explain everything to him.

Have him try reaching out to someone at the info I posted below - just to confirm what he is being told.  

Maybe someone with some more current info will respond to this too....tell your son not to give up and definitely don't settle!

Thank you so much! I keep telling him do not get discouraged we will find the right person to contact. Unfortunately, the school is not talking to the kids unless they want to go to college. I can not see the info you posted below.

Is this the office your son is reaching out to?  I searched for Warren, PA


The recruiter he has been in contact with is from Meadville Pennsylvania.
We live in San Diego, CA, My son just graduated High school in June and leaves for boot camp on 11/1/21. While he was still in school he was working with his recruiter and took his ASVAB. My son did not like the score he got as he wanted a specific job so he re-took the ASVAB about 2 months later with no issues and ended up with a great score after working with his recruiters to pin point what he needed to study up on. He then went to MEPS a couple of weeks after taking the tests did the physical got his job (the one he wanted) and signed his all his paperwork. I thought this was the usual protocol as I have an older son who was also in the Navy and have many Navy friends being that we live in a big Navy city. I had never heard of kids having to go to MEPS firdst. I would try and reach out to another recruiter if possible all the ones I've ever worked with have been very accommodating.


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