Cadet Organization

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  1. navyorairforce19

    navyorairforce19 Prospective Cadet/Mdshpmn

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    What groups are the cadets at Usma put into. I know that usna has companies and battalions and usafa has squadrons, but not sure about usma.
     
  2. America's Finest

    America's Finest USMA Cadet

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    From bottom up:

    Team
    Squad
    Platoon
    Company
    Battalion
    Regiment
    Brigade
     
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    You can imagine from where USNA pilfered the idea for the "Brigade of Midshipmen"...especially since there is no such thing as a brigade in the Navy, except when they work for the Army :wink:
     
  4. kfacademy

    kfacademy USMA Appointee 2017

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    How many cadets are in each of these? And these are each led by upperclassmen right?
     
  5. America's Finest

    America's Finest USMA Cadet

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    Team (2-3)
    Squad (7-10)
    Platoon (28-40)
    Company (100-125)
    Battalion (300-375)
    Regiment (1,000-1,100)
    Brigade (4,000-4,400)

    Those are rough estimates. Teams are led by Yearlings while Squads are led by Cows. Platoons, Companies, and Battalions are led by Firsties with a Cow counterpart (Regiment and Brigade have this counterpart role filled by a Firstie instead). The only official leadership you will have as a Plebe will likely be when you are in charge of duties. (key word: official. You will always have a form of unnoficial leadership if you consider the way you influence your peers when no official authority is given to anyone and you have to perform a task)
     
  6. navyorairforce19

    navyorairforce19 Prospective Cadet/Mdshpmn

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    Very true:biggrin::cool::wink:
     

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