Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by jrlibc1jr, Jun 18, 2010.
Does anyone know how 5th company is during the ac year is?
May the force be with you.
One of my sons, who is in 6th company (the "sister" company) said that 5th company seemed a bit more intense than the average company. They also seem to take their intramural sports VERY seriously. How accurate that it is, I don't know.
It can change radically from year to year as firsties graduate and a new group of upperclassmen take control.
I was in 5th company from 1975-79. But I'm pretty sure it has changed by now.
I'm not in 5th Company, but I do know some people who are. You have a good group of upperclassmen but your Training Officer and Training Sergeant are known to be pretty tough (you'll meet them when the Academic Year starts). Simply put, follow the rules and don't get into trouble and you'll find that life (in any company) will be very pleasant. If you or your classmates seem to get into trouble often, expect your upperclassmen to come down on you pretty hard. You may hear that some companies are "easier" than others, but you'll find that those descriptions can change on a weekly basis depending on who got into trouble the latest. Keep your nose clean, look out for your classmates by making sure they're not getting into trouble and life will go easy! Good luck!
Is there any rhyme or reason to the plebes placed in their companies? I'm very curious.
How do you know what company ---the letter we received says company and platoon but the company has a letter not a number and the platoon has a number? sorry very new to this
I believe the Platoon No.may be their Company
Plebe summer platoon number turns into your ac year company.
I JUST graduated from 5th company, and whoever said may the force be with you had it right. I know all of your detailers as well as training sergeant and officer... and well I won't speak to that, but I'll say it's usually a VERY annoying company to be in, much more of a hassle than other companies, but don't fret, we all get through it. Keep your nose clean, backstabbing has been known to happen. I know your trainers very very well... and you're going to have an interesting year.
And you live on the top floor which just sucks. 6 lives on the bottom floor and lives the easy life.
I think the only thing that remains is that 5th and 6th companies are joined at the hip. In our case, it was because 6th occupied 1-4 and parts of 3-4, while 5th occupied the rest of 3-4 and down to 3-3. Interestingly enough, we never commingled with the folks down on 1-3. I couldn't tell you who was there.
Back in the day, 5th and 6th were neither too strict on plebes nor too lax. If you did what you were supposed to, you were left alone. The rest of us were too busy trying to pass our classes to bother.
Although one poor Plebe who shall remain nameless ran across me as a 2/C first semester. Good Lord, what an ******* I was!
It's one of the reasons I have serious misgivings about the whole Plebe system; I've seen the good and the bad from both ends, and then seen the Fleet and grown up since that, and I wonder if it's as effective as some think. Oh, well......
You're just jealous you didn't get to live on 5-0.
He also probably got flamed for calling it a floor instead of a deck.
SHE called it a floor so as not to confuse the civilians this site is supposed to be helping. Not everyone will know what a deck is. And I remain loyal to the opinion that being in 6 will always be considered better than being in 5, even memphis' son in 6 said so. Also, I know EXACTLY who your son is, and I will predict that memphis' last name has 8 letters in it.
Ahhh, my current company. I can tell you, training sgt is a good friend of mine, and he's ready to kick some butt. The even years are always harder than the odd years, (08, 10, 12, 14, etc) but its better that way. Get ready for a hard year, since we don't really allow slacking, but if you do your job and you and your classmates work together, it'll be fine.
Immersion is the best teacher.
Oh, well THAT goes without saying!
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