Highly Recommended vs. Required

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  1. BlessedX4

    BlessedX4 Member

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    As I have stated before, we have nada/zip/zilch military experience, so that being said, what is the difference between something that is "highly recommended" and something that is "required"???

    It is pretty obvious to me when something says required, it's an absolute, but all the talk about what to bring to I-day has me confused.

    The PTR gives a list of "highly recommended" items to bring to I-Day. I have heard from several different sources that they need to bring NOTHING to I-Day but the clothes on their backs, shot records, broken in tennis shoes and maybe a calculator for validation tests. Then others say to bring everything on the list because it is their first official order...

    The thought of lugging around the luggage they bring full of the "highly recommended" stuff, along with the newly acquired ~80lbs of provided items, until the luggage is taken and stored for the summer, seems a bit unnecessary.

    So does "highly recommended" really mean "required"??
     
  2. usnahopeful

    usnahopeful USNA Midshipman

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    From one midshipmen's view (who I talked to a couple of days ago), we will be issued everything that we need and everything we bring with us minus our toiletries will be taken from us and locked in our company wardrooms until the end of the summer. So there is no point in lugging around the extra weight. They basically advised to only bring the bare essentials.
     
  3. BlessedX4

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    Thanks USNAHopeful! :smile:
     

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