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Navy Destroyers

Navy Destroyers: Questions & Answers to what your Sailors life will be like while serving aboard a Destroyer in the United States Navy. See More
Dec 2, 2018
Jack R. commented on NC1 Sean Erickson's group Ask a Recruiter
"Yeah, George didn't do the STGAEF, but the STG, but he signed an additional 5th year that has something to do with the push his recruiter said.   I asked him quickly about it since he didn't choose the AEF (6 years) when George…"
Aug 13, 2017
Jack R. commented on NC1 Sean Erickson's group Ask a Recruiter
"Jim, thanks...yeah... rate, rating, rank... oh geez... got to get back to Navy terminology after all these years. :) Let's if I can do better.   Lived with the Navy for about 5 years with the Hornet testing until dad was shipped off to…"
Aug 13, 2017
Jack R. joined NavyDads Admin (Paul)'s group

Navy Career Planning

Navy Career Planning: This area deals with the choices that our sailors have to make about their Naval career and what happens after.Around the world around the clock, in defense of all we hold dear, back home...See More
Aug 12, 2017
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Visit, Board, Search, and Seizure

This is a group formed to show support for the Sailors and Marines serving on a VBSS team.
Aug 12, 2017
Jack R. joined NavyDads Admin (Paul)'s group

Pass In Review - Tips, Hints, and Helps

Pass in Review: There have been so many questions & answers about Pass in Review "PIR" that we need one place to be a clearinghouse to help experience a Navy Graduation.See More
Aug 12, 2017
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Proud Texans

Proud Moms and Dads that live in Texas
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Those interested in Navy enlisted commissioning programs
Aug 12, 2017
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Ask A Question

Join this group and ask any question you have. We as a group will find the answer for you.
Aug 12, 2017
Jack R. commented on NC1 Sean Erickson's group Ask a Recruiter
"Quick question...if the recruit is told of advancing in rank due to his enlistment commitment, where on the contract before he goes in would he look to verify it's there?   When we talked with my bro-in-law (ret. USN Capt), he said…"
Aug 12, 2017
Jack R. joined NC1 Sean Erickson's group

Ask a Recruiter

I have been in the Navy for 13yrs. 4yrs as a Mess specialist on a ship in San Diego, CA. and the last 9yrs as a Navy Councelor Recruiter. I am a Recruiter in Charge of a station in Sacramento, CA. If any one would like to ask me a question feel free.
Aug 12, 2017
Jack R. joined Ron's group


This group is for those with sailors currently enrolled in the DEP program.
Jul 22, 2017
NavyDads Admin (Paul) left a comment for Jack R.
"Welcome to Jack! 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…"
Jul 21, 2017
Jack R. is now a member of Navy Dads
Jul 21, 2017

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Your Sailor's First Name (Please Do Not Post SEAL Names)
What Is Or Will Be Your Sailor's Rating (Job Classification) - ex. ABE, AM, GM, etc
Describe A Little About Yourself:
Military brat that was dq'd at MEPs in the 80s, currently working with a software/technical company.
What Brought You To This Site:
My son is recently enlisted (before PIR)
What Were Your Feelings When Your Sailor Joined The Navy:
Pretty proud today. He showed up at MEPs and resisted the drive to put him into ratings that wasn't appealing to him. Despite being yelled because he wasn't willing to take whatever they wanted him to have He came away with one of his top 5 choices for a rating after about an hour of negotiating. He said after that, taking the oath was one of the best things that he has ever done.
What Is Your Relationship With Your Sailor
Please Share: How Did You Find Us?
was googling different ratings and what they consisted of and this site came up as one of the listings.

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At 8:26pm on July 21, 2017, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…
Welcome to Jack! 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 (AM1) was on the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), was attached to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 37 (HSM-37) in Hawaii, and is now attached to VAW-125 ("The Tigertails"), is stationed at Iwakuni, Japan and is currently deployed as part of Carrier Strike Group 5 on the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76). 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 Jack 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 George 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

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