“Why Can’t the Navy Keep its Surface Warfare Officers?”

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Reading this thread does not give me great feelings as my DS, being in the Class of 2025 wants to follow the SWO path. Now he has a long way to go, may change path after PROTRAMID and needs to be selected, but this still does not give Dad warm and fuzzies.
 

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Reading this thread does not give me great feelings as my DS, being in the Class of 2025 wants to follow the SWO path. Now he has a long way to go, may change path after PROTRAMID and needs to be selected, but this still does not give Dad warm and fuzzies.
You will have no shortage of "warm fuzzies" between now and May 2025. As well, you'll not be able to ward off moments of trepidation as you read about instances of pathologies that affect all large bureaucratic institutions, including the Military. That's how I felt from day 1 of AROTC orientation until about 48 hours ago, talking to my Army O-3 DS.

The warmest of all fuzzies is witnessing your DS successfully navigate those choppy waters without your help.

Best of luck to him!
 

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Reading this thread does not give me great feelings as my DS, being in the Class of 2025 wants to follow the SWO path. Now he has a long way to go, may change path after PROTRAMID and needs to be selected, but this still does not give Dad warm and fuzzies.
When I initially read those articles I confess to feeling the same way about our 2024. But, after a day or two, I came to believe that there have always been things that could be improved upon since the birth of the Navy, or any branch of service for that matter. Hopefully, they are making decisions that will help improve things they know need tweaking. I'm choosing to believe that we raised smart kiddos who are getting top-notch training and will trust the person to their left and their right.
 
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