I am so excited I can hardly contain myself.
My son joined the Army in November and has been on a bit of a roller coaster ride since then.
He loved it, he hated it...some serious thinking was done by him. He thought it was all rubbish for a while and I became quite concerned. When you join the Service you cannot take any meds. I will not go into details.... but.............WHHOOOOOHOOOOO
He just made 2nd Platoon, 1st Squad Leader (verbatim from him, no clue what it means but its a good thing).
He gets to wear a new insignia on his uniform and again verbatim "I want to rank up to Specialist asap".
I joked with him about how having a positive mental 'tude can make such a difference. He said he was thinking about getting about getting a PMA tattoo. I really thought he was being sarcastic (he does have an English mother after all) but he actually MEANT it!!!
Rock the Force!!!!