KP terms

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  1. KP2020Dad

    KP2020Dad DS - USMMA '20

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    I've searched through a few threads and did a search, but couldn't find what I was looking for...maybe someone will have the info. During our first phone call, yesterday, our DS said a few terms that we weren't too sure of. Is there a document or link that can familiarize us parents? He mentioned his PC, which we assumed was a Platoon Commander, and DI (Drill Instructor). Are there any others, like the ones below?

    Regimental Commander (RC)
    Company Commander (CC)
    Platoon Commander (PC)

    Also, is there someplace we can see the midshipmen leadership organization? Thanks!
     
  2. BTCS/USN

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    New world, whole new language. If there was a place to look it up you probably couldn't keep up with them anyway. After 20 years Navy, I was still having to learn new ones daily until the end, not to mention the ones we modified to fit our needs. ie: ComStaNavForLant (Commander Standing Naval Forces Atlantic) turned into ComStaNavForeverLant. (Probably no explaination needed)
     
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  3. MMA19kid

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    Its honestly irrelevant to you as a parent. But I remember a plebe chain of command as being Team Leader -> Squad Leader -> Platoon Commander -> Company Commander (CTO maybe) -> Battalion Commander -> Regimental Commander. But there are another 100 positions aside from these, for example Regimental Information Technology Officer or Regimental Public Affairs Officer which have more specific roles.
     
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  5. cousmma5280

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    Here are the terms we have listed in our Parent Association Newsletter.
    I hope this helps!

    Acronym List
    1CHRO
    1st Company Human Relations
    2PC3 2nd Company Platoon Commander Flight Deck
    4CWO 4th Company Company Watch Officer
    BAO Battalion Academic Officer BC Battalion Commander
    BOPS1 Operations Officer
    BX Battalion EXecutive Officer
    CAO Company Academic Officer
    CC1 Company Commander 1st. Company
    CHBC Company Honor Board Chairman
    CTO2 Company Training Officer 2nd Company
    CX Company EXecutive Officer
    EMS Emergency Medical Services
    PO Petty Officer
    RAO Regimental Academic Officer
    RBM Regimental Bandmaster
    RC Regimental Commander
    RCGC Regimental Color Guard Commander
    REO Regimental Evaluations Officer
    RESCO EMS Commanding Officer
    RESOPS EMS Operations Officer
    RTO Regimental Training Officer
    RTOA Regimental Training Officer’s Assistant
    RWO Waterfront Officer
    RWX Waterfront Executive Officer
    RX Regimental EXecutive Officer
    SEAL/EOD SEa Air Land / Explosive Ordinance Disposal Club
    SSO Strategic Sealift Officer
    STCW Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping
    Zombo Midshipman Ensign
     
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  6. KPEngineer

    KPEngineer Eternal Father ...

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    And why do we still use Army/USMC terminology? Sadly, I actually know the answer :bang:
     
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  7. KP2020Dad

    KP2020Dad DS - USMMA '20

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    Retired Navy, as well. While I could "translate" most of the things for my wife, some KP specific terms escaped me. Thanks.
     
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  8. KP2020Dad

    KP2020Dad DS - USMMA '20

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    Once you have kids, you'll understand that nothing to parents is "irrelevant." Like I told BTCS, while I am retired Navy and I can translate most of what my kid said (for his mother), it would be nice to be able to tell her everything. We had a five minute phone call and didn't want to waste time asking him to explain everything. One other piece of advice, comments like your first sentence can be interpreted as disrespectful. I'm hoping you didn't mean it that way. If you would have stuck with the last two sentences, your post would have been very much appreciated.
     
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  9. MMA19kid

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    I am sorry if you were offended by my post. I just meant to say that I would imagine most parents would not be interested in the regimental structure especially since Kings Point is not a military academy meaning the regimental side is taken a lot less seriously than at the 4 academies where the cadets/midn are on active duty.
     
  10. golfindad

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    mma19; are you sure you are at KP, and in the class of '19. A good portion of your posts contain a level of arrogance and disrespect that makes me question where you really are, and, what your motivation is. You have told adults and parents on this forum that most every concern they have, from sports, to choosing KP, to the regiment system, to the above, is overblown or not important, something that is below them, or is simply not something they should worry about, or even concern themselves about. Does not sound very "KP'ish" to me. In fact, while I have heard KP'ers talk in negative terms about the administration, or the course the school is taking, etc., I have never heard one talk about anything KP related in such a disrespectful tone as I hear from you.
     
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  11. KPEngineer

    KPEngineer Eternal Father ...

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    Go find something posted by LineInTheSand, you may end up modifying that statement.
     
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  12. KP2020Dad

    KP2020Dad DS - USMMA '20

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    Here's an example of what golfindad is talking about:

    You said, "I am sorry if you were offended by my post."

    Compare that to:

    I am sorry if my post offended you.
    or
    I'm sorry if I offended you.

    Do you see a difference?

    Also, "I would imagine" that most midshipmen do not belong to USMMA parents groups. There are lots of parents asking these same questions. I'd like to put together a "glossary" so these parents can translate what their kids are telling them. Thanks.
     
  13. MMA19kid

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    Actually I agree with you. The way I worded it sounds a lot more pretentious and arrogant. I didn't actually realize how much the simple arrangement of the words has to do with the message it conveys.
     
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  14. KP2020Dad

    KP2020Dad DS - USMMA '20

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    No worries. It is really tough to properly convey a message through mere words on a message board. I appreciate you trying to help us parents. However, when it comes to our kids, nothing is trivial. (And this is coming from a dad...I don't have time to tell you what's important to moms!) Thanks again.
     
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  15. BTCS/USN

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    You know that's right shipmate. Mom ain't happy, ain't nobody happy.
     
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    Takes a fair bit of humility to recognize those lessons. Kudos to you. (I'm not being the LEAST condescending - rather, very admiring.)
     
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