Tuesday, May 13, 2008

In the Navy

Yesterday, I finally got a long-awaited letter in the mail:



After six months of emails, forms, phone calls, forms, interviews, and more forms (not to mention a fairly extensive background check and physical exam), my application to join the Navy Dental Corps has finally been approved! On the other hand, I'm still holding back on my excitement because it's not a done deal just yet -- I'm still waiting for commissioning documents to come down from the Secretary of Defense, and all the while, my window of opportunity is slowly closing. I hope they make it here on time (i.e., in the next 2-3 weeks)!

If everything goes well, I should be commissioned as a Lieutenant in the USN in mid-June, and my Officer Development Training will go from June 23 to July 25. I guess we'll see what happens!

6 comments:

Valerie said...

Congratulations!!....so does that mean you gave up on your Canadian citizenship?

blade said...

ouch! you just had to bring that part up, didn't you...?!

the man said...

I take that as a yes, and you are no longer CDN. Sad day. Anyways, you'll have to refresh me on why you wanted to do this, and what perks you get for it, and what did you do for your wife to let you do this? Congratulations nonetheless brotha!

Wong Family said...

Congrats (I secretly think you're crazy!) You know, being born in Canada means you're always Canadian anyway, doesn't it?

andrew said...

I heard it was quite an ordeal! Hopefully the details will get worked out quickly and you'll be able to simply move forward. This is going to take a change in thinking for me now. J in mind of thinking used to be the American brother, now that you're no longer CDN....hmmmm, this will take some readjusted thinking...I'll get back to you.

nana said...

hmmm. congratulations. i guess. for some reason i thought this was an after oral surgery school thing you were going to pursue... so you're in it while you're in school then? ...and after too?