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Lack of RDC communication to SR's reference to rank and pay issue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Navy Dads Co-Admin Tom Sep 6, 2015. 5 Replies

I would like to specify right away that I am not a disgruntled father of a SR that is being set back due to not passing pfa and prone float. This is to be expected. What I do not agree with is that…Continue


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"Since she is only in her 3rd week and you are looking to get  plane reservations, I would give you a word of caution on my experience with our sons PIR. You have to take into account that she may have possible setbacks though no one wants that…"
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Frank Cintron replied to Dan Benedict's discussion Travel during DEP
"My son was in DEP for 1 year, He was to report EVERY Wednesday for meetings. They definitely want to know if travel is in the works as they do want meetings to be attended and if not then there has to be good reasons. If you travel out of the…"
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Frank Cintron replied to John O'Malley's discussion Did not graduate held back for 1.5 mile run under 15 minutes. Has 8 chances to pass.
"YES1 YES! So happy to hear the good news. I knew she could do it!. I know how you are feeling right now. Remeber i went through the same suffering as you. You feel so helpless, except continue to encourage them. My son also went to corpman school in…"
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Frank Cintron replied to John O'Malley's discussion Did not graduate held back for 1.5 mile run under 15 minutes. Has 8 chances to pass.
"Tom, My son not only did not pass the run, he failed the swim and prone part of his pfa. He was put into what they call a FIT class for those that do not pass after so many tries. He was also told "Dont Pass you are out". This is intended…"
Mar 10, 2016
Frank Cintron left a comment for Edric Brown
"Hi Edric, Just touching base with you on the situation with your sailor some months ago you said he was going to possibly be medically  discharged. I am hoping that this was not the case and that all is well with you and your sailor. Did your…"
Mar 9, 2016
Frank Cintron replied to Greg H's discussion Entering as E2 or E3
"Greg, I know his is a few mos down the road, Just to give you a heads up my son WAS paid at th e-3 rate during GL. For the benefit of anyonw else with this problem E-1 E-2 E-3? they should go back to the recruiter who signed them up under their…"
Mar 9, 2016
Frank Cintron replied to Jeff Ciaccio's discussion Expenses in boot camp and training
"It appears you have a grounded sailor. I thought I did. My son is now at medical corpsman school in Ft Sam Houston after graduating from Basic at 9/15.  I thought we had given him a good education on being responsible with his money.…"
Dec 9, 2015
Frank Cintron replied to Edric Brown's discussion Need some help with medical
"Edric, This is Frank Cintron. just checking with you as to the disposition of your sons cae. has anything changed? I can't understand why they took this long to come up with this reason after he gets to boot camp. He did fine through his…"
Nov 26, 2015
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Frank Cintron commented on TJ creech's blog post December 11, 2015 PIR
"WE went to ur sons graduation which he didn,t graduate in the PIR. He did graduate 3 days later. We went by the shuttle route and we were glad we did. The traffic jams on the road to the PIR were horrendous. #lanes wide of traffic as far as the eye…"
Nov 26, 2015
Frank Cintron replied to Boyd Smith's discussion Requirements to pass PFA in basic training.
"Pleas see my reply under pfa requirements. Its pretty long but it will let you know you are or were not al0one in your situation. "
Nov 26, 2015
Frank Cintron replied to Boyd Smith's discussion Requirements to pass PFA in basic training.
"My son graduated in 9/15. He was set back to a fit group because he did not pass the prone test or the run. He did pass everything excpt the run the week of his PIR. He called on Saturday before the Friday of his PIR, he said he did not pass the run…"
Nov 26, 2015

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i am 72 yrs old. I am an Army 82nd Airborne veteran. Served in 1960-1963, attained e-5 rank. Joined active Special forces for 2 yrs. I live in Port Orange Fla with my wife and our son. I have 4 children by prev marriage 2 boys 2 girls. 3 live here as well.
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At 6:58pm on August 26, 2015, NavyDads Admin, Tim said…

Welcome aboard Frank,


     I would like to take this time to point you in some of the right directions. For starters if you haven't had the time take a look at the right side of any page you click on. There you will find some useful information for you. The links under the about this site will help you with how this site got started, navigation, P.I.R., About us, community guidelines and some links to some of the groups that beginners with a lot of questions will find very useful. There is also a link called Navy Enlisted Ratings, this link will take you to a brief description of the rates (jobs) in the Navy that you can find your sailors rate and find out some information about the rate that they are in.   


     First and foremost though we are all here for the same reason. We are curious about what our young sailors are getting into and for more information about the rate or job that they will be doing for the next 4-6 yrs. of their lives. I know when I first got here I had lots of questions and there was not a lot of people on this site but they all were either going through the same thing or had been through it and had sailors out in the fleet. Now this site has grown to over 9000 members, Dads, Moms, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, sisters, brothers, girlfriends and boyfriends. Don't be afraid to ask questions of members in here because somewhere along the way we have all had the same questions and asked. There are a lot of knowledgeable people on this site with various years of experience in the NAVY either on their own account or through their Sailors.      


     Again welcome aboard and BRAVO ZULU to you and your son Matthew on his enlistment and please thank him for me for making the choice to defend the freedoms that my family, this country and I have and enjoy.


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At 5:24pm on August 26, 2015, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…

Welcome to Frank! When my daughter enlisted in 2005 and left for RTC, I had virtually no knowledge of Navy life or how the Navy did things. By the time her PIR rolled around, I was starting to get the hang of things and understand some of the language and abbreviations, but still felt like a fish out of water when dealing with most topics concerning the US Navy. When my son enlisted and left for Great Lakes in 2007, I got serious about trying to learn as much as possible about the Navy. Now, several years into my journey, I’m blessed to say I have two sailors in the family - my son Eric (AM2) was on the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), was attached to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 37 (HSM-37) in Hawaii, and is attached to VAW-125, and back on the USS Theodore Roosevelt. My daughter Kat is now a Navy veteran and was stationed on the carrier Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) as a Mass Communications Specialist(MC3). If were around in those early days, it would have made my first days as a Navy parent much easier!

I'm sure you'll find as useful, educational and informative as I have over the past few years. Click How To Get Started for a guide on getting going in your experience! I hope you take the time to explore the site and make some new friends. Read the discussions and add your comments. Browse through the postings in the various groups or start a new one. If you have any comments, questions or concerns about your sailor and what he is going sure to post them! In my experience someone here can answer your questions or concerns or can point you in the direction to find out. And Frank this is a great place to brag as well! So join in, get active, and be sure to let us know how your son Matthew is doing! Please remember that we talk about the Navy here and we must keep the security and safety of our sailors and the fleet in mind. On the right or starboard side of every NavyDads page is an area we call Key Information. Please take a minute and read through the Operations Security (OPSEC) link for some guidelines as to what we should not talk about in a public forum like

As a <...> of a sailor currently or soon to be at Great Lakes you'll have many questions about what <...> is going through. In the Navy Bootcamp group is a discussion called A MUST READ for all New Navy Parents. Read through this post as it will do a lot to give you some understanding about what your sailor is learning and why. And be sure to check out the videos available in the Bootcamp Group as well and as PIR nears be sure to spend time in the PIR group for hints and helps!

Best Regards- Paul



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