Discussion in 'ROTC' started by sheriff3, Mar 28, 2017.
Any ideas on a graduation/commissioning gift? Can't believe it's 6 weeks out! Thanks
Money always works
A nice sports watch or good pair of sunglasses would be really useful!
Money, a new car or what my son would want more than anything....a Sig Sauer P320, the Army's new sidearm!! https://www.ammoland.com/2017/02/sig-sauer-p320-handgun/ What Army officer wouldn't want one?
I have a p226, awesome gun!
I'm giving a hug and a Saint Michael coin. DH is in charge of goodies....
A hand-made wooden keepsake box (approximately 8"x10"x3") with a military service crest (USMC, USN, USAFA, USA, USCG) on top. My husband still has the one I bought him 3 decades ago before he started TBS at Quantico. It's great for storing uniform accessories (ranks, ribbons, pins, ...).
Something home made and small that new officer can take with him and remember when times get tough....
These are great; I have given similar over the years.
For women, a monogrammed leather jewelry case is good for the same kinds of things plus jewelry. I give these to college grads, HS got ads heading to gap year, etc. Young JOs will be on the road, having something compact, sturdy and well-made, will be a useful and a long-lasting reminder of the occasion.
You can google "women's leather jewelry case roll," and find a wide range of styles and prices. I have used this site most recently:
We bought both sons their ASU's
Great ideas all, I like how down to earth the suggestions are. It says a lot about the people on this forum.
"Got ads" = "grads" per iphonese
For DS's commissioning, among other things, we contacted one of our Senators and arranged to have a flag flown over the US capitol in his honor. We purchased a nice flag case with an engraved brass plaque including his name and date of commission. I actually don't remember what else we gave him but suffice it to say the kid was always spoiled, although he never acted it.
My parents bought my sword. It now sits nicely in its case in the back of a closet. Or maybe it's in the basement... or maybe the attic. Note to self... find sword.
Sword is not on the wall?
Marines = Sword
Is that correct?
No. Sword is not on the wall. I actually only have a few things up. My framed basketball jersey, my diploma and there is a wall of honor that are pictures of all my close friends who have been killed.
This brings back the reality of the sacrifice of service.
My husband has his on "a wall", but also has other special items of more sentiments on "the wall" as well.
If s/he's Army, there's a nifty cape that is permitted to be worn with the Army Service Uniform. Only $399...
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