Your Sailor's First Name (Please Do Not Post SEAL Names)
What Is Or Will Be Your Sailor's Rating (Job Classification) - ex. ABE, AM, GM, etc
Environmental Health Officer (EHO)
Describe A Little About Yourself:
Also an Army Environmental Science Officer for ten years and military engineer; served in the U.S. Department of Defense as a Sr. Presidential Management Fellow specializing in international environmental and installation support programs with the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD). Before his detail at OSD, worked as an Executive Director in the 1995 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) reclamation program with the OSD-Office of Economic Adjustment. And currently a DOD engineering contractor.
Prior Military Experience
Proud Army Veteran, Operation Enduring Freedom Veteran, Iraqi Freedom Veteran
What Brought You To This Site:
my daughter is currently serving, I am a veteran, My Sailor is currently at OCS
What Were Your Feelings When Your Sailor Joined The Navy:
Welcome to Navy Dads, Tony! First let me thank you for your service, Sir! You must be proud to see Hilary picking up the torch. You are correct in that she is opening a future full of opportunity. I hope that we can be of assistance to you during her journey. We have a pretty active OCS group where you can link with other parents. Enjoy the site!
Welcome to NavyDads.com Tony ! 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 now attached to VAW-125 ("The Tigertails"). 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 NavyDads.com 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 NavyDads.com 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 NavyDads.com 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 she is going through...be 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 Tony this is a great place to brag as well! So join in, get active, and be sure to let us know how your daughter Hilary 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 NavyDads.com.