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    Confused Drill Instructor?!

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    DH wants to go to Chicago and become a drill instructor in Boot Camp.

    He would like me to talk to other ladies who have had SOs take that path in their career.

    I hear the hours are long, and won't see their SOs so much. Is that true?

    If anyone has ever experienced this, can you give me an insight to what life will be like.

    DH pretty much said, I'm doing this so tough it out.
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    You mean RDC? If so my DH is RDC right now if you have questions I can get him to read and answer for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shorty60088 View Post
    You mean RDC? If so my DH is RDC right now if you have questions I can get him to read and answer for you.
    Yes, Thats whats its called....

    Sorry, it all new to me.

    I get a list of questions, thank you.

    How is life for you though.... is he home or gone a lot?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrs_ski View Post
    Yes, Thats whats its called....

    Sorry, it all new to me.

    I get a list of questions, thank you.

    How is life for you though.... is he home or gone a lot?


    Your welcome. Well when he picked up his frist push he was NEVER EVER home. He would go in at 3-4 am and not get home until 10 that night. It was like that the whole push. 2nd push wasnt as bad. He and his partner worked out a schedule where one would do mornings and the other would do evenings. Then the next week they would switch. 3rd push was awesome he was with a chief that was really laid back and they made sure they had family time. Now this push is like the first. This chief is very picky on how things go.

    If you get the right partners it really isnt that bad. When he is home we do alot of family things and spend as much time as we can together. If you have any questions ask away.
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    I wrote a thread about the same thing, in 2 years after he's done here he's thinking about being a DI. If you want, you can look for my thread and read it, it had a lot of good responses. But yes, the hours are pretty nuts, and he'll be gone a lot.


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    he could also come here and do support for the RDC's thats what DH does. He is a Swim Instructor for all the recruits. He works normal 6-8 hour shifts, but is still part of the RDC command. He doesn't get the extra pay though.
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    I am kinda in the same boat you are. My DH is putting in for TI (Air Force term) duty.
    He has talked to several TI's and they all said that your first year is the hardest. They said that once your first year is over, you get a new recruit class and the first two weeks you are there long hours, but then it tapers down as the class progresses. He also told DH that they have a week off in between classes.
    Of course, this is Air Force, so I"m sure it's not exactly the same.
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    DH has said in the future this is something he wants to look into as well.

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