Friday, September 24, 2010

The Army Goes Rolling Along

ROTC is a strange world.  It's made even more strange when you've been a part of the active duty Army, in some form or another, first.  It's crazy to think that this time next year we will be finding out if the Army will take us back. It never really occurred to me that not going back to the Army would be a possibility, until yesterday.  A lot of the friends we've made while Sgt. has been in school are in their senior year now.  Senior year is the time when all of the cadets get their assessions placement - meaning, every cadet in the country gets ranked 1 - 3000 (or however many there are that year that intend to commission).  Somewhere in the neighborhood of 700 soon to be commissioned ROTC cadet's were involuntarily sent to the National Guard.  Now, none of those soldiers were in Sgt.'s battalion, but still... that's a lot of people.  The National Guard isn't bad, it's just not what we want, or what I was expecting. 

There is a lot that goes in to where you place after your Junior year, including scores from LDAC (Leadership Development Assesment Course), your GPA, how involved you are, etc.. and I am confident that Sgt. is doing well and working hard at the things he needs to get done so it's not a HUGE concern, it's just one of those things that kind of opened my eyes.

I can't believe that this time next year we'll know what his job will likely be for what will hopefully be a long and successful career. WOW

I also can't believe that this time next month I'm going to be MARRIED!!  :) Double wow!


Lindsay Gray

I'm hoping you get somewhere AWESOME so I can come visit. And I'm also super excited to see you blogging again!!! YAY for almost being married!!


Married life is right around the corner! Congratulations!