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  1. jjohnson55

    jjohnson55 Member

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    Aside from being in band company, is there any method or purpose in company assignments? Are they in the same company all year, all four years, or do they get mixed up and how often? Does each company have a speciality they do?
     
  2. kp2001

    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

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    Well 1st Company is where they put all the best midshipmen and then everybody else fights for the rest :shake: (only kidding, former 1st Co guy here)

    Anyway, outside of Band Co there is probably something to help assign, especially when it comes to M/F ratio; however, I never knew or understood what it is.

    Your DS/DD will likely remain in the same company all four years. There will be a few who are changed due to various reasons (request for valid reason, etc).

    But in all honesty there really isn't a "specialty" per each company. Each company does end up with it's own unique identity based on its Company Officer (not a midshipman), the current midshipmen, and to a certain extent the company's history.
     
  3. EPKMOM2014

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    Company Changes/Supplies

    My son was transferred to 5th Company. Why do they do this after Indoc? Also, I have ordered him all his school supplies to be delivered using his old Company address. Will they make sure he receives them? I tried to have them rushed so he would have them by the time classes start. Any info would be helpful. This is all new to me and obviously I can't find out through him at this time. Thank you.
     
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  5. kp2001

    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

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    No, the CO is a commissioned officer in the United States Maritime Service. He changes on an irregular basis depending on their terms of employment. They are in charge of running of the company and guiding the midshipmen officers. The Company Commander, a midshipmen officer, is the midshipman in charge of the company, but ultimately he reports to the Company Officer.

    A very important difference between the CO and CC.
     
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    LOVE THAT...that is why my son is in 1st Company too...:shake: That's funny. My son did get a new roommate and was in 101 and his new roommate was in 102, but I guess there are no platoons now as they are just first company...
     
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    KP2001:
    After 1st company assignments, where my DS is OF COURSE, do they draw straws for the other companies?? :yllol::yllol::yllol::yllol::yllol::yllol::yllol::yllol::yllol:
     
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    Is Band Co the same as 5th Co. Are candidates in the band only assigned to band co? Why would someone not in the band be assigned there after indoc?
     
  9. ryankar

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    company assignment

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    My son too was just moved to company 5 and has no bed, besides no AC he said the dorm is disgusting. They are trying to fit 3 in a room that in no way can fit 3. He slept on the floor in his old dorm last night.
     
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    My son was also transferred to 5th company. He said that he had to clean his new room for 4 hours this AM....yuck. What hall is 5th company in? Are there upperclassmen assigned to this company? Any info would be great, thanks
     
  11. kelith

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    My son is now in 5th Company, and reported that in addition to no a/c, the hall is filthy and was not ready to be occupied. I really hate to see them starting a new academic year in less than equal circumstances to other members of 2014.
     
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    We heard 5th was formed for a couple of reasons, ie overcrowding and some plebes who Had some problems along with other random plebes(again ALL Rumors) as my DS was one moved to 5th company, with a class of over 300 I'm inclined to think this is more the reason.
     
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    5Co

    It is my understanding that a 5Co was planned before indoc even happened this year to accomodate the large incoming class. While I have no insight into how plebe candidates and mids were selected for 5Co, my heart goes out to those that will have to live in Rogers this year. Lack of a/c is just the beginning. It is filthy, lacks drinking fountains and running water, has broken plumbing, missing urinals, and a whole host of other exciting attributes.
     
  14. EPKMOM2014

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    I agree with you. It is important that they start the academic year on a positive note. When I spoke with my son, he also stated that the living conditions were terrible. Regardsless of what the issues are ie: overcrowding, problems with p/c's (rumors or not) these kids should be given an opportunity to do well and succeed afterall that is why they are there. :thumb:
     
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    This is appalling. How can this possibly happen? How are these conditions allowed to exist? Prisoners in county jails get running water and urinals.
     
  16. kelith

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    Where do these rumors come from?
     
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    KP2001 - There now you've gone and put forth all this misinformation and it's going viral - EVERYONE knows the BEST and COOLEST Kids end up in Third Company....

    Seriously:

    Yes, every company will have upperclassmen, in them.

    I suspect that 5th Company just got populated as this is the first time in over 20 years, as I understand it, that all of the barracks are now open and available for use. Further it looks like they only had 1st through 4th Company and Band Co for Indoctrination - I suspect that too had to do with logistics and planning as they might not have known when/if the 5th co would be needed and it clearly is/was due to the large size of the entering Class....

    As far as Cleaning your room for 4 hours - we used to do this as well as clean the barracks for 16+ hours prior to a formal inspection, and I suspect that is still the case....

    The worst plebe job/cleaning station at KP is "Head" during the following weeks - the weeks of: 300 Nights; The First Class Luau; the Ring Dance; the Christmas Ball and 100 Nights; - .... or at least that used to be the case... If your DS/DD can it's always good to try and somehow get "slop sink" during those weeks....:thumb:
     
  18. kp2001

    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

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    The Kings Point rumor mill is vicious. Be prepared to hear all sorts of stuff, good and bad.

    It's a KP'ers job to make everything sound harder and more arduous than any other possible situation in life. It makes us feel better about our accomplishments :biggrin:

    I'll save comments on 5th Co for others b/c I have no knowledge.
     
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    Is 5th company in Rogers? I'm in 2nd and b-split so I won't be back until November. I heard we moved into Murphy. If 5th is in Rogers i'm sorry. I was one of the 10 2013 kids still there at graduation and it wasn't fun to clean. They'll get used to the living conditions if so. Just buy a couple of fans to make it through the heat and then during the winter wear layers if your heater doesn't work. My room's heater worked but it never turned off so I never had to worry about being cold.

    On a brighter note inspections always seemed to be a little bit easier because no matter how hard you cleaned it always looked the same. haha. Hope that helps.
     
  20. ryankar

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    I don't think you can call the substandard conditions of company 5's housing rumors when parents are getting word straight from their DS on how disgusting the place is. Are they stuck there for the year? Since this dorm is so bad no DS should have to endure this for a full year and everyone should be rotated thru -
     

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