11.16.2012

Next stop, California!

Alex joined the army just 3 years ago. He got an amazing score on the ASVAB and picked what looked like it was going to be a really great job. Then just a year after graduating AIT realized his job was becoming/was obsolete. I don't think he has ever done what he was actually trained for. We got to fort Bragg a year ago now and hasn't done anything close to what he was trained for. So he decided he wanted to reclass and pick a job that is really good and has good promotion aspects as well. (his current job is not promoting at all. Although he has been promotable for about 9-10 months.)
In August he was able to start putting stuff in to be able to reclass. He had to do a lot and then took a few tests to have a lot of options for what job he wanted. He had it narrowed down to two, then a few weeks ago he finally decided what he wanted to do and put his papers in for a reclass in the BEAR program. He heard back a week later and he got a class date!!

We're moving to Monterey, CA next november! We could not be more excited!! At first I was a little bummer it wasn't sooner, but then I realized this is a really good situation. We love our house here and well be able to be together till Johan is about 10-11 months. Then well have a year in Monterey, then after that, 5-6 months in Texas for his actual job training after that.
The best part is that for the next at the very least 2.5 years there is no chance of deployment. We both feel so blessed thy he was able to do this and have this great opportunity.
We can't wait to get back to the west coast and way closer to our family!

1 comment:

jessicaelle said...

How exciting! Very jealous you'll get to be in Monterey California - but so happy you guys will get to be together for over two years!! Such wonderful news :)