CWT/Small Unit Tactics Team

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  1. Pwcoyote

    Pwcoyote HS Senior. USMA 2019

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    Hey all. Looking for any info I can on the Combat Weapons Team and the Small Unit Tactics Team. I have recently accepte my appointment, and have made it my goal to secure a position on one of these teams. Hopefuly looking for any current/past members, but any general advice on how to prepare for tryouts and such are greatly appreciated. Thank you for any responses in advance!
     
  2. civic29

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    They are both small teams and it's unlikely, but there may be someone here who can answer. My guess would be just work out the best you can, you will learn everything you need to know if you get into either. Just workout and be a good team member, I may be trying out for the CWT also and I haven't had any luck other than what is provided on the website. Good luck


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    I'm a cadet at West Point, most tryouts are two part, a physical and then an interview stage. CWT tryouts weren't too bad, a half day of rucking and litter carries. No real way to prepare for it apart from just staying generally fit. I think the SCUBA tryouts were the hardest at West Point. It was 13 hours of being smoked on land and in the pool. Honestly the physical part is just there to get you an interview, they want to see effort and mental toughness. West point teams don't look for the physical studs all the time, they look for the best fit cadets. All the teams here are really close.
     
  5. mikebravo

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    Pwcoyote, I'm a cadet here as well, and I work very closely with the combat weapons team. As far as CWT goes, they are a no-authos team, meaning you will still be required to do drill, company athletics, and other activities, and will have to practice after dinner (7:00 pm or later) one to three times a week on average. The initial tryout is a smoker, and it might be worth it, depending on what you are looking for. CWT is a shooting team first and foremost, though they dabble in other areas as well. The fact that they are a shooting team with no shooting in the tryout means that there is the potential for someone who's a PT stud to make the team, even if he's not the best shooter. Small Unit Tactics is a similar no-authos club, but they focus on squad and platoon sized tactics, not strictly on shooting. I don't know as much about them, but they are not nearly as selective. When I was in your shoes I was very interested in CWT, but after talking to the members, they didn't really have the same goals I did, so I found my spot elsewhere. There are a lot of really fantastic people on the team, but in the end, it just wasn't a fit for me. The best advice I can give is wait for club night and talk to the teams that look cool to you. That's when you can get a good feel for how you would fit into the club. Hope this helps!
     

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