For the future cadets! Learn about Cadet Basic Training!

Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by krnxastudent, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. krnxastudent

    krnxastudent New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2008
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    http://www.beastandwestpoint.blogspot.com/

    I have created a site where it has all the information about cadet basic training at West Point. It's definitely a good source for those who are considering applying to West Point. They will definitely have more insights on the fundamentals in Cadet Basic Training. Have fund and explore the site! (p.s. the site is still in progress)
     
  2. mom3boys

    mom3boys Parent

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2007
    Messages:
    1,886
    Likes Received:
    232
    You know, advice is like dog hair at my house: it's everywhere...so here's some more....for those of you who read these forums, take advice only after much research. The only experts here are Mr. Mullen and some BGO's and ALO's...the rest of us try to offer from our own experience. My opinion on the previous post is that if your chain of command saw your blog, they would be none too happy with you. While a future cadet should go into the SA informed, you don't need to know everything ahead of time. Eliminating all mystery is not always a good thing. I have the beast video; I will not be showing it to my neighbor (2013), but I will show to his parents in July when they are wondering what he is doing. A little old lady once told me that you don't need to know everything, and you don't need to say everything you know. Just my $.02.

    Mom
     
  3. Just_A_Mom

    Just_A_Mom Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2006
    Messages:
    4,826
    Likes Received:
    2
    Well said mom3boys.
    I find it hard to believe that a USMA plebe has so much free time but this one has broken several rules -
    Don't put anything on the internet that you would not want your CoC to see.
    Beast changes from year to year. The class of 2012 had a schedule that was unlike the Class of 2011.
    Don't give away the farm.
    There is ALOT more to West Point than Beast. Over 90% of entering new cadets are accepted into the Corps on A-Day.
     
  4. Antoinette

    Antoinette Founding Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2007
    Messages:
    883
    Likes Received:
    0
    krnxastudent, thanks for sharing your cadet experiences on your blog. I like your writing style. :cool:

    And welcome to the Service Academy Forums! I hope you will introduce yourself in the introductions thread - I am glad you have joined our community. :smile:
     
  5. Katienavy?

    Katienavy? Candidate

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2008
    Messages:
    222
    Likes Received:
    0
    Whether or not it was good idea I have no clue, but I thank you krnxastudent! It's always helpful to have stuff first hand *nods*
    And if the programme changes, then at least you have a baaasic idea.
    Welcome to the forums!

    :thumb:
     
  6. krnxastudent

    krnxastudent New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2008
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Just to let you know, I took the logo off the shirt, since it's copy righted, and the fundraiser, since it's illegal. But the blog itself is legal, I got confirmation. And enjoy. I will try to update twice every week.
     
  7. krnxastudent

    krnxastudent New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2008
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Oh and the tac saw my blog by the way. he confirmed it.
     
  8. krnxastudent

    krnxastudent New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2008
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    this website is being updated everyday so be sure to keep checking em out!
     
  9. rkankaria

    rkankaria Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2009
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    0
    It's horrible that you're criticizing this guy for posting such an amazing in-depth blog about his West Point experience. You should be appreciating the fact that he has taken the time to tell future West Point cadets about what they should expect and how to prepare for the upcoming challenges.
     
  10. Dave92390

    Dave92390 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2008
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    0
    ..I don't mean to bring down the ship, but -- there is a lot of incorrect, actually misleading information.

    and just a mom, to answer your question, one of the comments on his articles states that this guy actually Dropped, he's no longer a cadet.

    I appreciate the entreprenurialism with the $10 monthly ads, but this doesn't seem like the subject for it...
     
  11. Just_A_Mom

    Just_A_Mom Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2006
    Messages:
    4,826
    Likes Received:
    2
    Two things -
    1. Yes, the cadet did indeed leave the avademy. No plebe has the time to put up a blog such as this. There is not one extra second in the day for it. I think he told me that somewhere along the way that he started if after he started outprocessing and quit going to class.

    2. The experience is Beast is highly individual. What is challenging for one New Cadet may not be challenging for another. The fact is - you all will be removed from your "comfort zone" but probably not at the same place in Beast.
     

Share This Page