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Kassmom
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Daughter assigned culinary specialist

Started this discussion. Last reply by NavyMomofJM Dec 16, 2019. 10 Replies

Hello all,My daughter went to MEPS for the third time and passed the asvab (yayyyy).  They told her that she only qualified to be a culinary specialist.  I do not know her scores but I have been told…Continue

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Feb 18
Kassmom replied to Mom of 2's discussion 'first letter' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Hi to all the Moms, My daughter has been in DEP for several weeks and is officially leaving in 2 days for boot camp. Just wanted to reach out and say thank you for the questions asked and the answers given.  I'm sure this will be so very…"
Feb 18
NavyMomofJM replied to Kassmom's discussion 'Daughter assigned culinary specialist'
"Kassmom,  So if she doesn't want this job then she needs to talk to her recruiter. Does she have one job that she really wanted to shoot for? If so find out what she needs to score to do that job, and talk it over with her recruiter about…"
Dec 16, 2019
WearsLargeHats replied to Kassmom's discussion 'Daughter assigned culinary specialist'
"My point was to look at the positives and be flexible about what you and your daughter "picture her doing". My son is on about his 4th iteration of what he pictured himself doing. I've lost count of my own.She can always talk options…"
Dec 14, 2019
anasazigypsy replied to Kassmom's discussion 'Daughter assigned culinary specialist'
"One of the things I noted was how many seemed to join a ship and be deployed right away. Lack of deployment/ chance to see the world is one reason my sailor is leaving the Navy at the end of his contract. Everyone has their own reasons for joining…"
Dec 13, 2019
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Dec 13, 2019
Kassmom replied to Kassmom's discussion 'Daughter assigned culinary specialist'
"Thank you so very much!"
Dec 13, 2019
Kassmom replied to Kassmom's discussion 'Daughter assigned culinary specialist'
"Thank you for taking time to respond.  Again, I apologize for my wording as it sounds as though I am saying a culinary specialist is not important and I do not feel that way at all.   I did look this up and saw that they get to…"
Dec 13, 2019
Kassmom replied to Kassmom's discussion 'Daughter assigned culinary specialist'
"Hi, please know that I did not in any way mean to offend anyone or say that being a culinary specialist is a bad thing.  I am so sorry if you took this wrong.  I just meant that they only offered her one position and that is not what she…"
Dec 13, 2019
WearsLargeHats replied to Kassmom's discussion 'Daughter assigned culinary specialist'
"You need to do the hardest thing for a parent to do: let your daughter make her own choices. Resist the temptation to step in. Ask questions to find out what she is thinking, advise her about being careful what she signs, encourage her to honor…"
Dec 13, 2019
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN replied to Kassmom's discussion 'Daughter assigned culinary specialist'
"Here's the link to the CS group: CS Culinary Specialists Moms"
Dec 13, 2019
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN replied to Kassmom's discussion 'Daughter assigned culinary specialist'
"First and foremost there is nothing wrong with being a culinary specialist (which I'm sure you know!).  Everyone has to eat in the Navy.  However, with that being said if she has no interest in this (and I fully understand as I…"
Dec 13, 2019
anasazigypsy replied to Kassmom's discussion 'Daughter assigned culinary specialist'
"You could try reading through the posts on this group and see if there is anything there that makes this rate more interesting to her. Other than that, I don't have any suggestions. CS (Culinary Specialist) Moms ( search under groups to find it)"
Dec 13, 2019
Kassmom commented on Ann's blog post 'getting a"job" assigned'
"Hi everyone, My daughter was assigned culinary specialist but really does not want to do this.  I do not know what to do to help her.  Or, if I am even allowed to be involved.  She has a new recruiter that I have never met.  She…"
Dec 13, 2019
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Daughter assigned culinary specialist

Hello all,My daughter went to MEPS for the third time and passed the asvab (yayyyy).  They told her that she only qualified to be a culinary specialist.  I do not know her scores but I have been told that we are entitled to know them.She is not interested in cooking.  But, she already signed some paperwork.  I don't know what to do or who to reach out to.  I want her to be successful and this is her lifelong dream to be in the Navy.  I don't want her to start off with a career that she has no…See More
Dec 13, 2019
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"Welcome to NAVYforMoms.com!    We ask that our members not use a last name or email address in their Username - even if it differs from their Sailor's - so please head to “Settings” on the main page right away to…"
Dec 11, 2019

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A little about me:
A proud mom, for sure. My daughter is newly enlisted; she is going to boot camp in April. Besides my daughter, I have a son. We have family in FL who are all Navy. I signed up here to better support my daughter on this new journey.
I am here to support my
Son/Daughter
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
needed to learn more about it, was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
Just do not exist in our little town of Nazareth.
Our Navy experience so far...
is challenging and exciting., has presented us with many questions.

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At 11:41pm on February 26, 2020, Anna said…

Kassmom,

I see you changed your profile name from using your last name, thank you. However the URL associated with your profile still has your first and last name and needs to be changed.  Because most new members are not aware of this, I'm attaching instructions on how to change this.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. 

When you need to change the name on your URL: Click on "Settings" in the upper left part of your profile page. Under My Settings click on "My Page" The next screen says "My Page Settings" in the middle. Go down to "Address" and in the box next to "http://www.navyformoms.com/profile/", make the change to just your user name, and/or random letters and numbers, with no spaces or use underscores for the spaces. Then go to the bottom and click the "Save" button. If you are making the changes on your Smart phone, you will need to change to Desktop View before making this change because in the mobile view, you will not have the option to make the change and the URL will already be different from your Username.

At 11:38pm on February 26, 2020, Anna said…

Kassmom,

I see you recently joined the Moms of Daughters 2 group and I want to welcome you!!! We are a friendly caring group of moms and are always willing to listen, share and help each other whenever or wherever we can. Please feel free to join our conversations on the group page, we love talking about everything from work, family, weather - whatever. Plus the joyful and anxiety filled journey of being a Navy Mom!!!  Let us support you when you're missing her, lend an ear when you need to vent, and celebrate with you when you want to brag!!  We look forward to learning about you and your sailor!!!  Again, Welcome Aboard!!

At 2:28pm on December 11, 2019, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Welcome to NAVYforMoms.com!   

We ask that our members not use a last name or email address in their Username - even if it differs from their Sailor's - so please head to “Settings” on the main page right away to set your new Username (be creative!) and add a profile image (no last names visible) to complete your Profile. Then - and this is important! - read these Community Guidelines and this Operations Security (OPSEC) Checklist, for the safety and privacy of all our Sailors.

Then jump right in!  Browse around the site and check out the groups and the information in their Discussion Forums.  

Join this group for boot camp moms, where you'll also find a group for your Pass in Review (graduation) date; and this one for PIR Reference Information.  

Get a head start during boot camp by joining groups for, and learning about, your Sailor's occupational specialty and "A" School; and later your Sailor's duty station and/or Navy ship and homeport. You can also join groups for your own state, region or home town and interests from getting ready for deployment to care package ideas.

Please say Hi when you join a group, and feel free to ask any and all questions - everyone was new once, and there is no "dumb" question.  

This site was created by the U.S. Navy just for you.  We look forward to getting to know you and your Sailor.  

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