Yeah my daughter is at Great Lakes right now as well .. she has 2 weeks left before PIR .. she made this decision on her own .. no one in my family has ever been in the military .. im a nervous wreck but confident that she will do great ... congrats to you and your son .. blessings
Great sharing of info. My son is Ship 12 Div 16. Shipped 25sep17. 4th generation Navy. Great Grandpa, both Grandfathers, me and now him. We are proud. I was enlisted and then picked up my commission. Honorable Discharge, LCDR, SC. My son got his degree, applied for OCS, made the academic cut but got passed over. He chose to go enlisted and work his way up (like me). He wrote to us and says all is going well.
Count me in as well, different ship and division though. My son, at age 31 will be one of the old guys. I'm sure this will present some challenges but I know he's up for it. He looks much younger than his actual age which is probably a good thing. As a future sailor he had his active duty enlistment and ship out date changed from "five months away" to "five days from now" (voluntarily). Very proud. My wife and and I leaving for Great Lakes on the 20th for the PIR.