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Not trying to be a douche here
Try to do some work to get your volunteer ribbon
No sense in asking the other guy on the board that went to THU Let me respond to your complaints1) Thats normal. Its also similar to A school. 2) HOLY !#@%$ dont come to the fleet if you dont like to clean Now let me respond to your answers1) no there's not much you can do. 2) NO!3) Me.Now let me give you some of mine 1) enjoy it while you can. Yes it sucks, but its not as bad as the pipeline. 2) you dont Have an NEC, you havent gone through the pipeline, and therefore you are NOT a nuke. Not trying to be a douche here, just saying, you CAN be changed to conventional if things go wrong. However, thats a breach of contract, and you probably wouldnt have to stay in.3) Try to do some work to get your volunteer ribbon, or other service ribbons. Also, dont blow your money in the lounge area upstairs. Im assuming you guys are still living downstairs, to the right of the quarter deck? (I helped move those beds down , it SUCKED!).Pm me if you have any direct questions.
I can only hope you are kidding. Did the Navy turn into the Army after I left? As a Navy Nuke, I was always proud to get stripes on my sleeves as fast as ribbons on my chest! What do the citations read? "Meritorious directing traffic for the Special Olympics bronze star in addition to the original ribbon for walking little old ladies across the street!"
I've read this 4 times, and I still dont understand... He has a really good opportunity to get his volunteer ribbon. Its worth points on the test for gods sake. Up to him though. He cant exactly "Get qualified" now can he?
What do the citations read? "Meritorious directing traffic for the Special Olympics bronze star in addition to the original ribbon for walking little old ladies across the street!"
Sad thing is, in the new modern " US Navy: The Next Generation " the volunteer ribbon is actually HIGHER in the order of precedence listing than the Sea Service ribbon.So perhaps we should stop imploring the newbies to get qualified steaming watches and dolphins... " Sorry there, MM3, can't give you a checkout right now, there is 1/2 a pallet of Thin Mints on the pier that need to get sold for the boat's Girl Scout troop..... *clicks the 1MC mic* Now muster the section Charlie through Golf working party on the pier... "
I graduated with you. I was in div 146. Hope things work out bud
http://resources.seacadets.org/instructions/navy/secnavnote1650.pdfThe above link is the instruction which authorized the Military Outstanding Service Medal. When I was an instructor at NNPTC, we actually had a volunteer coordinator who kept track of hours for everyone. They required 500 hours of volunteer work to rate the medal, so it wasn't something that everyone got. Dave, I question you on what you think is wrong with sailors doing volunteer work and getting rewarded for it.
hey sir, just wanted to inform you, for some random reason, NNPTC (at least when I went through) only required TWO hundred, not five. Probably because of our schedule. Boot camp I believe is the same way. Its a fantastic opportunity for her to get this medal, and its a nice peice of chest candy. yeah yeah, worthless for steaming watches, but alas, if its good enough to help her get promoted, it could help her get motivated to qualify faster. Sigh...-Jordan
200 indeed, I'm about halfway done myself. I think there's a limit on the number you can leave with, like total of three on yer chest, right?
Heya, I'm on t-track at NNPTC, which is essentially THU with a more relaxed attitude. I've been on t-track for a little more than two months and likely will remain on hold for another two months because I don't have clearance to go to power school. (Apparently my recruiter, who in every other way bent over backwards for me, didn't send in the paperwork, or it got lost, or not filed, or something. It seems like there's at least one person in every class that has a clearance of NONE on their badge.)Also, when you finally get here, chances are you'll be cleaning here at least for a few days. It sounds like you're making the best of it, especially with the volunteer medal. It sounds trite, but enjoy it while you can. You know, lean with it...
If you wait more then 2 more months, contact 1 of your senators to step in and get involved, dont just "wait" for things to happen.
Bad advice, shipmate.Never a good idea to complain outside the lifelines of your command.
The navy doesn't revolve around you.
Just remember.....the back you stab today just might be attached to the ass you have to kiss tomorrow.
We all know when an international crisis rears it's ugly head the first thing the President asks is "Where are the ELTS?"
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