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Daughter Going to the Brown Shoe Navy

Discussion in 'US Navy Forum' started by olddep041, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. olddep041

    olddep041

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    My daughter (the new butter bar) is home for Christmas. She is attending training in Virginia and will finish up in February.

    She will be assigned to a F/A-18F squadron based in California. They are not scheduled to deploy for a while, so she will have some time to get some experience in her job.
    I am very proud on my daughter!
     
  2. Norman

    Norman Non nobis CLM

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    As well you should be! Congrats! What's her job in the Navy? She a pilot?
     

  3. olddep041

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    Naval Intelligence.
     
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    Norman Non nobis CLM

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    CONGRADULATIONS Pop, now the real world comes into play.
    Give her some fatherly advice. Find your division chief and get him in her pocket.
    And don't forget, going for a bucket of waterline, is a long walk.
     
  6. olddep041

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    Glockrunner - you are so right. She knew what she was going to face in OCS, but it didn't really hit until she had a Marine DI screaming in her face!:rofl:
    She did well in OCS and ended up being one of the class officers.
    She is looking forward to getting out of training and going forward with her career.:patriot:
     
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    Good for her (and you)! Where did she do OCS? When I did knife-and-fork school, it was in Pensacola, but have heard it moved to Rhode Island because of hurricane damage in Fl. She'll like intel. Good field, a lot of mobility and advancement, and aviation intel will get her a lot of opportunities that 'normal' intel won't afford.
     
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    4oglock USN, Retired

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    Congrats Dad, and special congrats to your daughter too! She is in for a great time!
    I retired in '87 after 20 years in the E-2 Hawkeye community. One of my tours was in Hawaii with the Fleet Intelligence Center - some of the best years I had with my family!
     
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    chuckman and 4oglock - I appreciate your responses. Sorry for the delay in getting back to you - I was out of town.

    chuckman :OCS did move back to Rhode Island two or three years ago.

    4oglock: she wanted the Intelligence slot real bad. I think she will do well in the job. She has two bachelor degrees from Texas A&M (Psychology and Poly Sci) and a Master's in International Relations from the University of Nottingham, England. She is very focussed.
     
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    Wow... nice resume. She'll be good for agency work down the road, too. :thumbsup:
     
  11. hokieglock

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    she's in for a great career or career starter. you should be very proud of her, maybe she'll be targeting some hadji terrorists in the near future for some hornet drivers.
     
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    You're obviously very proud... and rightfully so! Congratulations. Fair winds & following seas to your daughter.
     
  13. chuckman

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    She'll be an underling for a few years, at least till she puts on O3. But she will learning a lot. Once she hits LCDR, a boat-load of opportunities will open, not just in the Navy (i.e., White House/NSC, DIA, CIA, etc.). Intel is a hard field to get into, very competitive. I wish her well. RE: OCS...not so great in Fla, can't imagine doing it in the freakin cold of winter in RI. But, Newport is a beautiful place.
     
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    Congrats to you both! She'll have a great time with the squadron as long as she's "one of the guys."

    As others have said, Intel is a very competitive field and will open a lot of doors for her a few years down the road.
     
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    Having just finished up over 20 something years in the club, please remind her to remember ONE thing - the words "Naval" and "Intellegence" rarely belong in the same sentence! Seriously, Congrats to you and her both! I am sure that you are very proud of her. May she have a challenging and rewarding career.