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Son Signed today for CTI

Started this discussion. Last reply by Navy Dads Co-Admin Tom Dec 14, 2016. 3 Replies

Hello all and thanks for the quick support as soon as I signed on.  I just want to start by saying what a proud day today was.  My son, Chris, has been going through the enlistment process for the…Continue



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Christopher Tessitore
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Describe A Little About Yourself:
I am a US Army vet serving during Desert Storm as a 19K(M1A1 Tank Crewman) and currently retired from a City Police force.
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Proud Army Veteran, Desert Storm Veteran
What Brought You To This Site:
My son is recently enlisted (before PIR)
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Proudest moment of my life, to date, with the exception and him and daughter being born.
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December 6, 2016 Reporting Date

Posted on November 23, 2016 at 9:15pm 3 Comments

Well guys...... Down to about 12 days until my son leaves for RTC.  I'm sure I'll be on here daily after that.  Just been trying to make the best of our remaining time together. I've heard of delays in December(in regards to "grouping up"), anyone know if that will hold true for his reporting date of 06December?

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At 12:01pm on December 9, 2016, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…

missed you again man! on my days off I tend to logon and stay that way for my entire weekend while I do errands and chores.....gonna be hit or miss with me!  You can always send a message if needed

At 4:01pm on December 8, 2016, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…

Sorry I missed your message Chris-- had been to the eye doctor and was taking a horizontal timeout (nap) while my eyes un-dilated ! 

At 9:20pm on June 7, 2016, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…

Welcome to Chris ! When my daughter enlisted in 2005 and left for RTC, I had virtually no knowledge of Navy life or how the Navy did things. By the time her PIR rolled around, I was starting to get the hang of things and understand some of the language and abbreviations, but still felt like a fish out of water when dealing with most topics concerning the US Navy. When my son enlisted and left for Great Lakes in 2007, I got serious about trying to learn as much as possible about the Navy. Now, several years into my journey, I’m blessed to say I have two sailors in the family - my son Eric (AM2) was on the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), was attached to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 37 (HSM-37) in Hawaii, was attached to VAW-125, and just transfered to VRC-40 ("Rawhides"). My daughter Kat is now a Navy veteran and was stationed on the carrier Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) as a Mass Communications Specialist(MC3). If were around in those early days, it would have made my first days as a Navy parent much easier!

I'm sure you'll find as useful, educational and informative as I have over the past few years. Click How To Get Started for a guide on getting going in your experience! I hope you take the time to explore the site and make some new friends. Read the discussions and add your comments. Browse through the postings in the various groups or start a new one. If you have any comments, questions or concerns about your sailor and what he is going sure to post them! In my experience someone here can answer your questions or concerns or can point you in the direction to find out. And this is a great place to brag as well! So join in, get active, and be sure to let us know how your son is doing! Please remember that we talk about the Navy here and we must keep the security and safety of our sailors and the fleet in mind. On the right or starboard side of every NavyDads page is an area we call Key Information. Please take a minute and read through the Operations Security (OPSEC) link for some guidelines as to what we should not talk about in a public forum like

As a parent of a sailor currently or soon to be at Great Lakes you'll have many questions about what Christopher is going through. In the Navy Bootcamp group is a discussion called A MUST READ for all New Navy Parents. Read through this post as it will do a lot to give you some understanding about what your sailor is learning and why. And be sure to check out the videos available in the Bootcamp Group as well and as PIR nears be sure to spend time in the PIR group for hints and helps!

Best Regards- Paul

At 7:30pm on June 7, 2016, NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza said…

Welcome aboard to Chris! When my son first enlisted, I was a little scared and worried for him. Not coming from a military family at all, I had no idea what to expect. What I found out was that he had made the most mature decision of his life! I found lots of answers to my questions right here on

My son Stephen was an AWO2 in the P-3 community. However, after 6 years of service, he was medically discharged in July of 2014. We are proud of our son and his service to our country.

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Once again, welcome to our site and I hope you enjoy your stay here. GO NAVY! HOOYAH!

Best Regards- Jim

At 3:43pm on June 7, 2016, Navy Dads Co-Admin Tom said…

Chris...Welcome to Navy Dads! Thank you for your you have some stories to tell! Wait until you feel the pride swell in your chest on the day of PIR (Graduation). lets get you started off on the right foot. join the Boot camp group and share the videos with Chris. He can see exactly what RTC will entail. As you come up with questions, just ask. there are plenty of good people ready to assist you. I wish Chris the best!



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