So after waiting at MEPS for hours on end, I ended up not getting a rating so I don’t know what to do now…
Actually, I did get my rating, although it’s different than the one I wanted originally. Instead of the IT rating, I got the STG rating, where I deal with sonar equipment aboard ships and on shore. It’s an advanced rating, which means that instead of going active for 4 years and then inactive for 4 years, I’m active for 6 years and inactive for 2 years after that. However, I’m going to be in A school & C school for the first 2 years so it all evens out.
I also roomed with Tylor, one of my best friends, because he was going to MEPS to get shipped out to boot camp. I thought I wouldn’t have a chance to say goodbye to him, but I’m glad that I got to hang out with him right before he left. Good luck man!
Although I think that the Navy can be an excellent career, right now I’m not sure if I want to go that route. I think that after I’m done with my 6 years of active, I’m gonna do a study abroad program so I can finally go to Japan & do my thing there. This is similar to what the late great Rodger Swan did when he went to Keio University via Western Michigan University.
So my schedule for the next 2 years looks something like this: go to boot camp on June 23rd, complete 6 weeks of introductory classes at Great Lakes IL after boot camp, and then complete both A & C school in lovely San Diego!!
You guys can definitely count on me to record stuff in San Diego, and I also hope to do some collab videos with some of the locals there as well (most notably Jason of the MyArgonauts channel, if he’s still in the area when I get up there & I’m able to leave base).
Well kiddos, my nose is running big time from all the fresh pollen in the air (or maybe the dogs are shedding?) so I’m gonna go and find some meds. See ya later!