Class of 2012

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  1. luv2fly

    luv2fly Member

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    CONGRATULATIONS to the CLASS of 2012!!

    It seems like yesterday I met some of these young men during DS's visit.

    Congratulations Andy, John, Mike, and Vinny!

    luv2fly
     
  2. Navy4ever

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    Congratulations Class of 2012..we are all so proud of you:shake:
     
  3. Luigi59

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    :thumb::thumb:

    Way to go, 2012!

     
  4. JMC0759

    JMC0759 S-USMMA '12 D-USAFA '15

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    According to my DS there were approximately 200 seniors at graduation and that included 40+ setbacks from 2011. The class stated with 320 in 2008, a loss of 50% of the class.
     
  5. jasperdog

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    My understanding is the 33 - 40% washout remains basically typical going back to the era I graduated - the early 1980's. That would all seem to match what you are saying JMC0759 - remember there are some 2012 setbacks on track to graduate with the Class of 2013. The graduating Class of 2012 had 207+ 12 foreign students for a total of 219, and the number of setbacks in that number that I heard was 40 as well. It's not an easy road to travel to graduation, that's for sure. Additionally, it's notable that the USMMA Class of 2012 had one of the highest, if not the highest ever USCG License first time pass rates ever.

    USMMA Midshipmen have a large course/credit hour load, basically crammed into the 3 years on campus, the sea year which for most is the best thing about USMMA but for a few is not to their liking at all, the regimental system and life - basically 24/7 while you are in residence, and the normal passage from teenager to young adult and athletics/extra-curriculars to provide you some semblance of normalcy. All in all that's why I always tell entering Plebes two things: a) always place academics first as once you fall behind it's really, really hard to make it up and "get off the razor's edge" and b) YOU have to want to do it for YOU not for anyone else and everyone has that moment usually during plebe year when you stare into the abyss and ask - what the "heck" am I doing this for ... I think, that's why once you go through Plebe year with your good friends in your class you really have a core support group that will last a lifetime and it includes more than just your immediate family.

    :thumb:Once again congratulations Class of 2012, YOU did it. It may be presumptuous but I'm pretty sure I can say we (your families) are all very proud of you.:thumb:
     
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    Well stated. I know I asked myself those same questions a couple of weeks into Indoc. Congrats to 2012, fair seas, following winds and the like. Although we all know that those conditions never last long.
     
  7. Coastie for Life

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    Class of 2012 started with 309 mids, with 15% women..my DD was one and made it through...I believe she said about 20 of her original classmates made it through the end with her..some were disenrolled, some left and some were setback..
     

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