Fish Year at TAMU

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  1. CherokeeBC2016

    CherokeeBC2016 Member

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    Can anyone please explain to me what fish life is like at TAMU? I'm curious about the lifestyle as a fish, but I can't find much information about it.
     
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    I am not an Aggie, nobody in our family had been Aggies. Now I have two Aggies, one female who did four years in the Corps and who will graduate this May after a "Victory Lap" as a "Super Senior." We also have a son who is a sophomore or "Pisshead" in the Corps. What I can tell you is that each outfit is different (that is one of the things that makes A&M different, the difference between each of the various "outfits" or "companies." There is "Freshman Orientation Week" or FOW. Males get their hair cut. Lots of physical training (PT). You get acclimated to living the Corps. It is different at A&M than at the Virginia Military Institute or The Citadel, as while A&M has a big Corps, you are still in a group of about 2,500+ inside a major university with 45,000+ undergraduates. It is a different way to go to school. There are good points about A&M and more challenging ones. You'll get up early and PT most mornings. You will have morning formations and breakfast. You'll be out the door and ready to go in the morning before most of the "non-regs" or non-cadets students. You'll wear your uniform most of the time. You'll take classes with most non-regs. You'll have lots of Corps requirements, such as PT, Silver Taps, March-Ins for home games, and all kinds of other "mandatory fun" experiences. You will little free time, particularly as a "Fish". There are study times. No refrigerators or microwaves or much else in your room as a Fish. But, again, much of what happens and how life it depends of what unit you are in. I sent you a private message. Now, unlike the service academies or VMI or The Citadel, you can have a car, and you can go off-campus too. Our son's best friend from high school is in his second year at VMI and thriving there. Our son and his friend have similar experiences on some levels and different experiences on other levels. Another Scout friend is in his second year at Norwich and is, by all accounts, doing very well there. What major you are in place a roll in what your experiences are or will be; as does which ROTC program you affiliate with; do you want to be in the band, do Fish Drill Team, etc. Each of those choices will have a real impact on your experiences as a Fish. Are you from Texas or from out-of-state; that too makes a difference. I'm sure others will also give you their perspective. Anyway, I hope this helps. Good luck with your choices.
     
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