my son also signed as FTS, thinking shore duty, but is so far unsure about it now, and everyone in his class got to pick their first orders, but not him yet.....waiting
My son is also in the Reserves. He is a Seabee based out of the Seattle/Everett area. He has told me he can sign up to be deployed at anytime, but nothing specific about a FTS program. Maybe this is because he is in the Seabee group (or whatever the proper name is)?
I spoke to my son tonight and he said that FTS stands for "Full Time Status" while being in the Reserves. His rate (Seabee) doesn't offer FTS, or else he said he would be in it also. He said it has NOTHING to do with "shore duty", and everything to do with where the Navy NEEDS you!!
If this information is incorrect...please feel free to correct me. Thanks.
ebigirl, my niece is a Seabee and in A school currently. We live in Tacoma. Can you email me directly, I am hoping to connect with a few other reservist parents. Thank you! my email is email@example.com and cell/text is 253-336-6412 :)