Quoting ♡Sarah♡ + 2:" Whoa. Thats crazy that it changed like that. He must be pretty convinced its not going to happen if hes enrolling in his masters???"
Well it wasn't a sure thing to begin with. We were just assuming he would deploy because the unit he will be joining in NC come January is about to start a new cycle from what we understand. Fortunately he is in public affairs so he wouldn't be on the front lines very often which makes me feel much better about any future deployments that will eventually happen.
He has been in the Marines since 2005 and was originally sent to 8th & I for over three years for public affairs because they liked his face and his voice
After that he applied for the MECEP program to finish his degree and that's how he ended up in college at The Citadel for two years. The past year has been very hectic and six months of it was spent in VA at TBS (The Basic School) where he learned that although he wanted infantry or aviation he was actually given public affairs yet again. He was originally given aviation and even received orders for Pensacola to start flight school but upon further review they found out about an old head injury which DQed him. After that they gave him PA over infantry which was actually not that surprising after his first three years in the Marines. I guess they just really like him as a PA person. I know his heart was with aviation or infantry (or even tanks) but he's happy with what he got and I am too considering how much safer it can be, lol.
Dunno why I just typed all that up. I guess it sort of helps explain why he has made it nearly eight years without getting deployed a single time. I imagine him being in PA has something to do with why he thinks he's not getting deployed as they only send a very few men and women from that billet overseas at any given time so maybe that's what it is.