I finally heard from the agency…….and I say finally but a) it hasn’t really been that long and b) I don’t really know how long it is suppose to take. They told me they received our application but apparently I am a moron and some papers where not fully filled out. OK they didn’t say that but that is certainly how I felt when she mentioned the little details that were missing. The one thing that surprised me was that they needed my son’s vaccination records. I guess they want to know that I am doing a good job with the one I already have:).
We are now waiting to get fingerprinted by the state of NY and medically cleared by our physician. It’s unreal to me that this is only the initial application and I have already divulged more personal info than I care to mention. I feel like I should be cleared to hear classified government secrets at this point. I complain but the truth is, that if the agency asked me to send them a bathroom selfie, I would oblige.
The agency also told me that they have successfully entered our information for a NY background check. I celebrated a little until she continued to say their in-house social worker will be contacting me about the process and fees for the other states we have lived in…..and then I cried. Between us we have 9 other states they need to check. Don’t you just love the Army.
Join the Army they said……….you will travel the world they said.
I am not sure how long it takes to get a background check, hopefully just as fast as getting your credit score check. If so I will visit a car dealership in everyone of those states, those dealers pull your credit score even before you park your car. No one said this will be easy, or fast, or inexpensive but oh boy is it worth it!