- Sep 11, 2015
My DD has decided to leave USMMA after completing her first year. I've tried everything I can to convince her to stay. Any advice from other parents who have gone through this? Heartbreaking. Thanks.
Thanks vortexMake sure they get all records from Dept of Naval Science, Patten Health Clinic, and the Commandant's office.
Why? I know of former fellow classmates who left and later rejoined the military...
The naval records came up later during background checks...also, make sure they actually receive some sort of release or discharge from the navy.
For medical, the DODMERB physical is in the record and could be used later...also so should they ever go into the military later, it can serve as a baseline for any future VA claims.
B Split. She's afraid of going to sea.
I strongly encourage everyone who is thinking of quitting to at least make it beyond first sea term. It is such a different experience that it may not be at all what they are expecting. If they want to quit after then they at least have experienced pretty much everything KP has to offer and haven't closed doors before they actually open.
Obviously some have very good reasons for leaving prior, but if they made it this far I really encourage them to stay for at least the first sea year.
Exactly. Especially if she goes to see and doenst like it. It one thing to quit because you are afraid but it is another thing when you go through it and realize you dont like it. I have to imagine the same goes for the guys/gals who want to be AF and Navy pilots. Since my son has a private pilot license he has flown and likesit. I am sure there are pilot candidates who have never personally flown and then realize they dont like it when they go to pilot school
I definitely wouldn't consider her weak for deciding to leave, if she decides to in the future. Some just realize the school and maritime career are not for them, and that's ok! Not a sign of failure or anything else. I'm glad to hear she has decided to at least give sea year a go, I hope she finds it rewarding!