Quit Texas A&M, returning

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  1. Tejas

    Tejas New Member

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    So I left the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M a few weeks ago, at the end of a really stressful semester. Injured my back, family problems, blah blah blah... Long story short a few days after getting home I realized I'd made the wrong decision and would like to rejoin, I just can't go back and look my "buddies" in the eye and will probably end up leaving A&M for a certain school in Austin if I can't figure this out. I'm a sophomore by the way, and was looking to get an Army contract but my back issues prevented me.

    So, I know you're supposed to "never quit" but I did and I guess this might not be the best place to ask this question but does anyone have any experience with returning to the Corps?
     
  2. Full Metal Bulldog

    Full Metal Bulldog Citadel Class of 2016

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    We've had a few classmates leave The Citadel, and aside from a few uber-elitist folks, we all still talk to them and strongly encourage them to return when they bring up thinking about it.
     
  3. MorganC

    MorganC Prospective

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    PM me and I can respond tomorrow. I'm a current junior in the Corps and would be happy to help you out.
     
  4. NAS

    NAS Banned

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    Tejas,
    If you're feeling compelled to return to A&M's Corps of Cadets then do it. Press on and do your best when you get there… and don't think about what "others might think" of your decision. When making your decision, don't think about the next couple of months or even the next year. Try to think about the next ten or twenty years if you can--from what you're saying, it seems like you'll regret it later if you don't give it your best shot. Either way, good luck. :thumb:
     
  5. payitforward

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    This is about you and YOUR future. Do what feels right to YOU. The buddies who are real friends will have your back and respect you all the more for realizing your mistake and jumping back in as soon as you got the chance.

    If an Army contract isn't in your future because of back issues, your experiences in the Corps will still make you a stronger leader for your community. Go for all of it. Do your best. Don't settle. Don't EVER settle.

    Don't think of what you did as "quitting." You didn't quit. You just took a leave of absence because of health and family issues and NOW YOU'RE BACK AT IT!
     
  6. NAS

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    Well said, indeed. :thumb:
     
  7. bob80q

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    went through knob year at The Citadel with 2 folks who were returning after dropping out for a time, we did not treat them any different than anyone else because a classmate is a classmate irregardless of gender, race, economic status or anything else. People admire perseverance, its easy to quit but not easy to jump back in the fight, my advice is go back and keep plugging away.
     

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