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 cataloged as rites of passage: Plebe Summer, Plebe Year, and Herndon; Ring Dance and 2/C Parents Weekend; and of course, Commissioning among some. But by far one of the most important defining moments for all Firsties is Service Assignment.
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 the 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 keep reading because my podcast will be an eye-opener for all!
Join me for a great conversation with MCPO Jeff Kirby (USN, Ret.). MCPO retired after many years at USNA mentoring and guiding our Mids. He offers insights from his experience and offers us his invaluable opinions as we tackle service assignments, service communities, and what to prepare for as Mids become officers and enter the Fleet or Marine Corps . Listen to: “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.