Amen! I find that a lot of parents and people of their age relate the military to what it was like when they were younger. I'm a civilian, and from just reading books I've found that much has changed in today's military. Make sure you read One of Us by Jack Ruppert. It's an awesome read on how the Corps has changed from when he (the author) went through OCS and TBS 50 years ago, compared to today's OCS and TBS. The parents cannot be prouder of the work that you'll do. I know. I've been forunate to witness a Parris Island graduation for my cousin. Even though it was on the enlisted side of the house, it was still an incredible moment to be there. Talk about pride...Originally posted by Fly Navy
I find that lots of parents are stuck in the 60-70's frame of mind when it comes to the military, they don't have a clue. Do what you believe is right, they will come around.