Injury during academy

Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by Jim Biaglow, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. Jim Biaglow

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    Does anyone know what happens if you get hurt while attending the academy? I'm assuming with all the physical activities and D1 sports there has to be injuries.
     
  2. scoutpilot

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    Yes, you are chopped up and used to make soylent green.
     
  3. aglages

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    USAFA and USNA make soylent blue from their injured cadets/mids.
     
  4. MemberLG

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    Cadet life continues while you get your medical treatment. Ultimate questions is how the injury might affect the commissioning. Before cadets get commissioned, they get commissioning physical -healthy enough to enter active duty, aviation qualified, ranger school qualified (or something close), and etc.

    I don't remember how much "veterans" benefits a former cadet qualifies for, if he or she gets separated from West Point for a medical reason i.e. while playing intramural football, has a major ACL injury, after several surgeries, not cleared for commissioning.
     
  5. NavyHoops

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    I can't speak for Army, but I can give my perspective from my time at USNA. I was a basketball player while there and had my share of injuries. I commissioned without issues and that included several concussions, many broken bones (including several on my face), and many stitches. Actually all my team mates commissioned without an issue and that included alot of ACL surgeries among the team. Every year there were about 5 (roughly) Mids who did not commission. The large majority of those were from people who developed diabetes, chrones, depression, cancer, etc as Mids. Actually most of the Mids I knew who developed cancer and were in remission commissioned.

    Couple of factors that help. Youth as we all know heal so much quicker! As a D-1 athlete Mids and Cadets have access to great trainers who work with team doctors. There were days I was in the training room get therapy and rehabbing 3-4 times a day. We also had a first rate Orthepedic surgeon who took care of us. I know at Navy they send a top rate one to the Academy to ensure the athletes get healthy and can be commissioned. Their proximity to Bethesda helps for consultation too. I am sure Army has a similiar top rate doctor. Of my friends who did not commission I do not believe they received any additional benefits. I know they did work with these folks one on one to help with job searches, resumes, grad schools, etc.
     
  6. MedB

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    It's people. Soylent Green is made out of people!


    (Love that flick)
     
  7. hopa75

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    One of the main ingredients in MREs is Soylent Green (or Blue). The cadet varieties are in the premium meals
     
  8. scoutpilot

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    Cadets would not make a premium meal lol.
     
  9. hopa75

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    That's why the Army uses them to make "premium" MREs. PSYOP in action
     

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