psychologist considering joining

June 22nd, 2005  

Topic: psychologist considering joining

Recently married, my wife and I are exploring military service in what used to be known as DoDDS. The lifestyle is highly appealing to us: see the world, exposure to folks from all over the USA, free room and board!. I am a school psychologist. She wants to stay at home and raise the kids. Please tell us about your military experience with the school system. Thanks.
June 22nd, 2005  
The Other Guy
Welcome to IMF, DocV.

I hope you enjoy this place.
June 23rd, 2005  
Hello and welcome. Also goodluck with your plans.
June 23rd, 2005  
Well, I went to DOD schools for 9 years so I'll try and contribute what I can.

First off the schools are simply put, far better funded then their civilian counterparts. However because of the requirements of the base where the school is, that can lead to some interesting places for the school. For example when I lived at Aviano they were hard pressed to find place for all the students. In one case a building they had scheduled to be demolished was saved so they could stick some extra students inside. Of course Aviano was a fairly recently expanded base. So they hadn't counted on having 1,000 dependent children to take care of out of nowhere.

The students should generally be better haved. Of course that doesn't hold true for everyone. If the school is onbase then you're going to have security everywhere. At Aviano the SPs would carry out a sweep with drug dogs every two weeks or so. Partly to keep drugs out, partly so they could practice.
June 23rd, 2005  
Welcome DocV.
June 23rd, 2005  
Howdy and welcome to the forums DocV!
June 24th, 2005  
June 24th, 2005  

Topic: Re: psychologist considering joining

Originally Posted by DocV
Recently married,
Congratulations, and welcome to the forums Doc..
June 24th, 2005  
Welcome to the Bulletin Board!
July 1st, 2005  
Italian Guy
Welcome DocV, I'm sure you will find the info that you're looking for here.