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VITPP Hotel Company (PI) in training ph2
Marine Parent and Volunteer
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Christy is a Platoon Parent volunteer in training for Hotel Company, Second Recruit Training Battalion, Parris Island. Her desire is to help recruit families understand what their recruits are experiencing and provide support to those families, as they were so important to her when her Marine was in boot camp.
Christy has 2 children. Both boys have been raised in a patriotic family who has always been supportive of our military service. She is extremely proud of her son’s dedication to become a Marine. He battled having to gain weight to be able to enlist. He struggled for 11 months while on DEP, to be able to gain enough to enlist on a weight waiver. He comes from a long line of military service. His father was an MP in the Air Force, his grandfather was in the Army and his great uncles were both in the Navy.
Christy lives in Ohio with her younger son who has aspirations of joining the Army someday. She works full time as a mortgage loan officer and is an avid runner with plan to run the Marine Corps Marathon in the next few years in honor of her son.
Christy volunteers because she knows what it is like to be a single parent going through this experience. She hopes that as a volunteer, she can provide support, encouragement and information to make it easier on recruit families as they tackle this thirteen week experience.