Where Are They Now

A footnote: According to a family member benefiting from the GI Bill program, the three years are not the same as three academic years. An academic year will run about nine months, leaving you eligible for another year/degree etc of paid tuition.
 
What is considered “entry level and skill training” and therefore not counted towards the months? Does time that enlisted sailors are in A-school not count?
Correct until measuring for the the 2 year mark, then all that time counts. Probably not a lot of time to be eligible for 70 before eligible for 80%.
 
What is considered “entry level and skill training” and therefore not counted towards the months? Does time that enlisted sailors are in A-school not count?
That’s where a VA benefits counselor knows all the regs and rules. I suspect for enlisted personnel it’s boot camp and the equivalent of Navy “A” School in their rating.

If you have a command career counselor at your command, you can learn a lot from them as a JO looking to be knowledgeable about your people’s in-service professional development and post-separation opportunities. You will earn a lot of respect from your people if they see you investing time in learning about and supporting them in their careers.
 
Never heard of a VA benefits counselor just got a handshake and goodbye and good luck. Back to working on the pipeline six tens and applying to schools. Ever run a sideboom or a Manitowoc with 240 foot of boom setting #18 rebar on the containment building of a nuclear plant. Good times and I gave it all up for a desk job thanks to the GI Bill.
 

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That’s where a VA benefits counselor knows all the regs and rules. I suspect for enlisted personnel it’s boot camp and the equivalent of Navy “A” School in their rating.

If you have a command career counselor at your command, you can learn a lot from them as a JO looking to be knowledgeable about your people’s in-service professional development and post-separation opportunities. You will earn a lot of respect from your people if they see you investing time in learning about and supporting them in their careers.
Thank you, CAPT. I am trying to keep informed about all the nuts and bolts of the benefits available to our sailors during and after service.

The “Know your people” tenet of leadership is repeatedly hammered into the midshipmen at the Academy for good reason.
 
Thank you, CAPT. I am trying to keep informed about all the nuts and bolts of the benefits available to our sailors during and after service.

The “Know your people” tenet of leadership is repeatedly hammered into the midshipmen at the Academy for good reason.
I have no doubt you are already well down that path.
 
A footnote: According to a family member benefiting from the GI Bill program, the three years are not the same as three academic years. An academic year will run about nine months, leaving you eligible for another year/degree etc of paid tuition.

Correct. MHA only pays out when you are enrolled in classes
 
I have been here for quite a while. My Daughter was Commissioned over twelve years ago as a 2lt Marine. She will soon graduate J.D. from an Ivy Law School. In my opinion she would not be in this position without her experience at the Naval Academy and command positions in the MC. Chime in about the kids and the influence of the Academy.
Congratulations to your daughter. As someone who followed a similar path, service academy to a top 10 law school, I agree with your assessment that the Academy and time on active duty opened a lot of doors that otherwise wouldn't have been open to me. It was very obvious when I was interviewing for jobs that law firms (and the private sector more generally) hold the academies in high regard.
 
Maybe they know those Academy graduates who have gone through those four years and with military command experience can actually get the job done.;)
 
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