My son facebook messaged us to tell us that he was being rerated as he had failed his test again. All he wanted to be was a corpsman. He was getting really good grades on the labs but it was the test. This was something that I was worried about when he said he wanted to be a corpsman because I was worried that the test would trip him up. My son, has never been a very good test taker. He over complicates them is the best way to put it.
One of his instructors said that they learn two years worth of information in four months. So to say corpsman school is stressful is a understatement.
Though I do have to say that my son has had a wonderful view on this. He is disappointed but says that this does not mean that after the navy that he can't go for his dreams. Also, I guess the Chiefs did a wonderful job of speaking to him about it and gave him motivational speeches.
I do believe what is making it so rough, is that fact that they still have him going to class because the paperwork is taking so long. Before anyone says anything, I was in the navy and so was my husband. So we totally get the hurry up and wait, and I would like to think that maybe they are waiting to so that there will be more jobs open as it is the end of the month so jobs are short. But what is rough on him is having to sit in class and do nothing all day.
He has looked at different rates, he was thinking either MA(Master of Arms) or GM( gunners mate). Just wish that they would get him moving forward. So that he can get over this bump and move on. It is just so frustrating.
Also, here is a point of thought, how many great, awesome Hospital Corpsman are they missing out on because they can't take a test? I mean my son gets it down and it is like in a fault, and for those of you who will but they need test. I understand that but how many Corpsman didn't make that would have been just over the top because like my son they just didn't do well on test.
Thank you for letting vent, have wonderful day and I hope everyone kiddos are doing well