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Just a couple more days…

Today is Thursday.  Sunday morning I report to Navy OCS.  I don't have my official orders yet. Eh... the wait for my official orders is frustrating, nerve racking, and uneventful all at the same time.  While my processor, who my orders get sent to me through, is doing her best to get me my orders, she tells me that whether I have them or not, I am required to report Sunday morning, otherwise I am UA. I continue to have this nagging feeling, though, that when my orders do arrive, they aren't Read more [...]

Swearing In

On October 7th, 2009 ... I raised my right hand ... I, Jason Pawlak, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God Then signed a gigantic stack of papers Read more [...]

Final Select

I got the phone call I've been waiting so long for today! My Final Select letter has arrived and everything is squared away for me to swear in to the United States Navy! There hasn't been any posts since my Professionally Recommended post, and that has been on purpose. There hasn't really been too much to report without me sounding too whiny, haha. Over the past four months, since my pro-rec, I have been in constant contact with my Officer Recruiter and my Processor. They have been very Read more [...]

Professionally Recommended

I met my recruiter in October of 2006 at a career fair at school.  I submitted my application for the first time in January of 2008 and was not selected.  I then submitted my application again in May of 2009, and on Monday, June 1st, I got the phone call that I was professionally recommended for the Baccalaureate Degree Completion Program for Information Warfare with the United States Navy! I am very excited, to say the least.  Along with the excitement comes a good bit of nervousness, though.  Read more [...]

The Navy Waiting Game: Take 2

All the papers are updated, signed, dated, and sent off to Tennessee.  Finally! Since it had been over a year since my last application for BDCP/OCS, a lot of my papers had to be updated.  Mostly it was just updating current address for contacts, but it all takes time.  Another time filler was completing my new Degree Completion Plan.  I only had a few quarters to fill out in the DCP, which made it nice, but it still involved meeting with and emailing back and forth with advisers/professors Read more [...]