Expect sleepless nights, and bouts of being on the receiving end of awkward silences. You need to try your hardest to understand, get him to eventually talk about it (preferably to a professional) and pretty much avoid all triggers — like war movies. You will be inundated with more random facts about places like the Middle East or the South than you care to cram into your brain. I won a round of trivia just because I knew the currency in Bahrain. I am a sucker for someone who is passionate about his work. They are modern day heroes; if that’s not something to be proud of, I’m not quite sure what is! Basically, dating a Generation Y military man is no different than dating anyone else. His may be unimaginable to you, but that does not make him any better or worse.
Marines in training navigate through forest grounds using the land navigation instruction given by their combat instructors at Camp Geiger, N. Germano and several other active-duty and retired military officers called for all military positions to be open to women, facing the same standards as men.
“You cannot compare averages, this has to be an individual evaluation process,” retired Army Col. Germano, who helped dramatically raise female Marine recruit marksmanship scores at Parris Island before being removed from her position amid complaints about her aggressive style, said there is an understanding in the Marines that women are expected to fail.
“What it essentially came down to was acceptance of lower expectations,” she said.
Making Travel Plans FOR Your Recruit You may arrange for your Marine to travel home with you, but be sure to send your Recruit a hard copy of the travel plans. If you choose to make the travel plans for your Recruit, communication with one another will be vital.
Please see the information in the top right block titled "What's After Boot Camp" and make note of the time frames involved with 10-day leave, possible Recruiter's Assistance, and when/where s/he will need to report to SOI.