Good Morning, I joined the Virginia National Guard October 8th 2013. I processed through MEPS and took my oath. At the time, the plan was to participate in the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP) through my university ROTC. Shortly after, circumstances changed and I have decided not to continue with college at this time. That being the case, I began participation in the Recruit Sustainment Program (RSP) for monthly drills. I have not been to boot camp yet. This has been the most frustrating experience of my life. The communication is VERY poor. I HIGHLY value my commitments. That said, I am prepared to proceed with military service but NOT with the VA National Guard as this was never the career trajectory I had in mind from the beginning (ROTC). Instead, I've decided to pursue an enlistment into the US NAVY. My question is: can you give me advice on the (a) actions I need to take, (b) notifications I need to make, and (c) options I may legally have? It may be helpful to know that I have never met anyone above the rank of E-5. I don't know who my commander is let alone how to contact them. I have no clue what the chain of command is (hence part of my frustrations). Lastly, because of the bad communication, I recently missed a drill. What are the implications? Can you help?
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