As I discuss in my book, A USNA Mom’s Journal, it is true that there are many moments throughout the USNA Journey that are pinnacles and can be catalogued as rites of passage: Plebe Summer, Herndon, Ring Dance, 2/C Parents Weekend, and of course, Commissioning among some. But by far one of he most important defining moments for all Firsties is Service Assignments.
They have been working hard for three-and-a-half years for this moment (Commissioning aside!) and Service Assignment is when each Firstie will find out what community they will be serving in and where they are headed. My previous blog post, “The Moment is Here: Service Assignments” may offer some insights, but none like this!
Join me for a great conversation with MCPO Jeff Kirby (USN, Ret.) as he offers insights from his experience and his opinions as we tackle service assignments, service communities, and what to prepare for as Mids become officers and enter the Fleet or Marine Corps in my latest podcast episode, “The Moment They Have Been Waiting for: Service Assignments | Episode-13” .
Note: MCPO Jeff Kirby (USN, Ret.) is expressing his opinions and is not speaking on behalf of nor is he representing the U.S. Naval Academy.