I either need advice or I just need to vent.
My son has been working on getting into the Navy for well over a year...probably a year and a half. I feel he's getting the run-around from his recruiter. He took his ASVAB in November or December 2011 and got an 81; he's been waiting for a MEPS date ever since. He has a medical waiver for strep throat (?!) that's expired twice. Yesterday his recruiter told him to meet him at the office today and when my son got there found out the recruiter was in Richmond (we're in Virginia Beach). He calls him almost daily and the guys always busy and says he'll call back but never does.
It's not only upsetting it's starting to make me angry. My son is 21 and wants to take care of this himself, and I'm letting him, but its hard to not get involved especially with the recruiter he's got. I wish I could give the recruiter hell.
Has anyone else gone through this?
Hi printer don't know if anyone replied to you yet....but it's Pass-in-Review (graduation).. and that's how they refer to it. SO my son's PIR date is 6/15/12.
Dani T here is the link to your PIR group
y printer181 OOO OOO i know lol i just asked this question this am a& now i can share what i learned it means Pass In Review
oh okay. thank you. They use a lot of abbreviations here and I guess I have to get used to them. My son called at 2:30 this morning to say he is at boot camp. It really didnt sound like him. Sounded like he was reading from a paper they gave him.
If I were your son I would talk to the Chief of the recruiting office. If the recruiter is not giving him the time, then request another one. There are good recruiters and bad ones.
kiddo31799 when did your son leave for boot camp?
Oh can I relate to the waiting. My son signed up for the Airforce in Jan 2011. We went through 9 months of waiting to get a final no to the medical waiver that he applied for because he had 'exzema' as a child. He has no signs of it now but answered yes on the application. Such began the waiting. Many calls he had to make to his recruiter and everytime something came up he had to wait another 30-45 days. This went on for 3 different waits. It was the hardest 9 months of my life and the frustration that we felt was like no other. After he got the final no from the Air force- my son walked into the Navy recruiters next door, told them about the exzema and he was accepted into the Navy within weeks. It was very quick and painless. When he swore in to the Navy, I have never been so relieved. He left for bootcamp last week and it was 18 months since he had signed up to go to the Air Force. This probably doesn't help but I just wanted you to know that I also wanted to lash out at someone and the waiting was so difficult.
omg....his recruiter was in the wrong. My daughter is leavin in 2 wks and everything went well as far as gettin prepared.so is everything set with your son?