I'm new, too. My son reported to RTC last month and graduates soon. He has a SEAL contract, too. His division is a group of sailors all headed to some form of NSW.....most are SEAL recruits. The group seems to have additional training led by SEALs at the RTC. After graduation, the group moves to another command at RTC for an unspecified time pending a position opening up in an upcoming BUD/S class. At least this is how I understand it at this point......most from letters from my son.
Now, having said that, I think that there are probably a lot of unknowns that the basic trainees face at RTC. So, after graduation, I'm not sure what the next assignment is but it seems that it won't be directly to Indoc or BUD/s in Coronado, CA. We'll see. I'll try to post updates as I learn them.
... My GS is very close to his first deployment and I am not looking forward to it but I think he is.
HooYah U.S. Navy SEALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hi Steve, I hope you will thank your son on my behalf for his service! ...
... From what he tells us his division during basic was made up of SEAL, SWCC, and Diver candidates. They seemed to receive a MUCH more disciplined and rigorous training than other recruits and were held to a higher standard. ...
... After the PIR ceremony he had one hour to report to his ship, gather his belongings and move to a new ship on base. It took his group about 6-7 hours before they were let go on leave. He was allowed to leave base all weekend as long as he reported in by phone each morning and evening. But I don't think this is the case for all new sailors and some had to be back each night by 9PM. ...