I-Day/Company assignment question

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  1. HopefulDad3210

    HopefulDad3210 Member

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    Are the Plebes-to-be supposed to have gotten any paperwork after submission of PTR stuff giving them Company assignments and any kind of paperwork they might need for when they report next week? DS hasn't had any notification of company/platoon assignment and really no communication since submitting PTR.
     
  2. Dad2020

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    Same here. Don't panic

    We only know an unofficial placement because the parents club released the placements to the parents. Have you joined your local parents club? Perhaps they know. I don't think any current Mids are allowed to tell you because of disclosure rules.
     
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  3. NavyHoops

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    Knowing the company seems like it's a huge deal, but honestly it won't matter once they walk in the door. No need to stress over it. They get so little time to actually speak to one another once they get there that small talk is limited to Sunday donut hour. Sure kids are all meeting one another on Facebook and think it will help, but honestly once they get there in the heat, sweat, stress and screaming all that goes out the window and they forget their own names. They don't get to pick room mates or squads during the summer, so even if they really think Timmy is awesome, he might be in squad 2 and you rarely get to chat. Show up in shape, with a positive attitude and work hard and any future Plebe will do just fine.
     
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    ktnatalk Sailor. Shipmate. Parent.

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    Unless it is 13 Company and you get to participate in taking the game ball to Army Navy Game every year! :jump1:
     
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  5. HopefulDad3210

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    Was more asking so I could give out his mailing address to family members and others who have asked. But thanks for the replies.
     
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    Or 28th and get to play St. Johns in Croquet every year. Go Navy beat Johnnies. Any other Company traditions? The higher the Company number the longer you have to wait to see the kid on the podium at graduation.
     
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  7. Dadof2

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    You will get an address to use for Plebe summer and will get a new one when the academic year starts if it is like last year. I believe we received the Plebe summer address in the mail just before leaving for I-Day. You will definitely have it before or at I-Day. At our DD graduation party last year we provided cards and asked friends and family to write a note. We sent a few every week along with some from us and her brother. They are so busy I'm not sure she had a lot of time to read them but I think she appreciated the mail when she had a chance to look at it.

    Good luck. It's kind of a crazy year and really difficult but when your DS is at this point next year he (and you) will be so proud of what he has accomplished.
     
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  8. ktnatalk

    ktnatalk Sailor. Shipmate. Parent.

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    9th Company gets to paint Tecumseh...

    Top 100 get their diploma first, then by company...
     
  9. Capt MJ

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    Unless your mid is in the top 100, who go first - but then you still get to sit in the stands the rest of the time!
     
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    My room mate graduated top 5 and was pissed she had to sit there. Looking around and being surrounded by my company mates after 3 years together was by far the best part of graduation. Each company has their own internal traditions. Things like painting Tecumseh may seem fun, but doing that all year gets really old too. Plenty of other traditions like keeping the Academy seal shined and Bill the Goat in top shape.

    Anchor man of the class gets $1 for each classmate. We also go ballistic when they announce them. They get more cheering then #1 does. At graduation you also leave money in your cover for whomever gets it. Some of us leave pictures and notes as it's usually little kids to try and inspire them. Halloween has its own traditions such parade of black Ns, water polo team costume and food fights. Tons of traditions at meals future Mids will learn. The list is honestly endless. It's part of what makes the experience unique to those who live within the walls of Mother B and experience it first hand.
     
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    Water polo team Halloween costumes. Legendary. Anything involving Speedos and little else. One of the most Halloween costumes for me: that team dressed as the sperm chasing an egg, running through King Hall. 4000+ bright minds have more fun than you might imagine. I enjoyed getting to know that side of the Brigade.
     
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    My son received an email today from Dean of Admissions with his Company and Platoon information.
     
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    Heard the class of 2020 will be shot gunned after plebe summer--not sure if that is true or not--so could mean companies will change after plebe summer.
     
  14. Dad2020

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    Maybe. Maybe not. Might be after plebe summer. Maybe at semester break. Maybe after academic year. Everyone says they heard the dant say something different. Nothing they can do about it anyway. Just smile and enjoy.
     
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    2020 has it right. For new Mids this will be one of their first lessons of worrying about what they can control and just letting the rest of it happen that they can't. The military is full of these. USNA and all SAs are huge rumor mills and with social media and all the parent groups out there now it is even worse then when I was there. Until it comes in official word, don't believe anything. Shotgunning isn't that big of deal in reality (I and all my classmates survived it just fine).
     
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    And you also have no experience at all to base any kind of judgment on. Will this plebe summer be tougher than last year's? Who knows? There's NO WAY to compare someone else's experience to your own. Are the cadre meaner and louder? What's better, shotgunning or shuffling? Is the "plebe hack" worse or better now than it used to be?

    Best answer to any of it: Yes. No. Maybe or maybe not. It depends. NavyHoops is spot on: control what you can actually control and let go of what you can't. Great military lesson, great life lesson.
     
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  17. NavyHoops

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    They have air conditioning, it has to be better! ;)
     
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  18. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    Our class was the first to have AC during plebe summer :). Can't recall how many times the cadre ("detailers" was stricken from the vocabulary at the time) told us that we didn't have the "last real plebe summer."
     
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    I sweated away on 6-4 Plebe Summer. As someone from a very moderate climate and no humidity, I was pretty sure that humidity was going to be the end of me! I think I might still have nightmares of the sweat parties they did in that hall between 6th and 8th wing. It was like a different level of heat and humidity than even on 6-4.
     
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  20. ChuckUSNAdad

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    Heard from others who got an email yesterday with company and platoon info.
     

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