My cousin's Bf signed up for the Navy. He graduated this past May and was 18 in April. They are telling me that he has up to a year before he goes to boot camp. I thought when you sign up you leave soon after. I have never heard of anyone having up to a year and not knowing a date or even a month. Have you heard of this? Is it common?
Just curious, I guess.
Asked by Anonymous at 5:11 PM on Oct. 16, 2010 in Money & Work
Read this question and answer.
"The reason for the wait can be due to budgeting, class availability, or the Recruiter having no incentive to put you in that program. Certain rates get pushed for enlistment than others at certain points in time and this is what that sounds like: they have a good amount of Nukes but need something like IT's, etc."
Answer by musicmom08 at 5:21 PM on Oct. 16, 2010
Answer by matthewscandi at 5:28 PM on Oct. 16, 2010
Yes it's called the Delayed Enlisment Program. That is most likely what is going on with him. This article will explain a lot better than I could:
Answer by AprilDJC at 5:29 PM on Oct. 16, 2010
Answer by Melbornj at 8:35 PM on Oct. 16, 2010
Answer by BigfordBrat at 9:27 AM on Oct. 17, 2010