Quitting

Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by stinkbug, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. stinkbug

    stinkbug New Member

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    My daughter went to SLS and wants to pursue the USMA. What if she attends for a year and decides to quit? Does she have a commitment to the Army? Do we owe any money for the time she attended class?

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  2. America's Finest

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    You do not owe any money or time in the Army until you begin your third year.
     
  3. wpmom2011

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    Hello, stinkbug,

    I suggest that your daughter does not make the decision to leave until after she finishes some or all of her yuk year. Being a plebe shows what being at the bottom of the pile is like, which isn't the best place to be. Once your cadet becomes a yuk, he/she will be allowed more privileges and things seem to lighten up.

    I strongly suggest that your daughter joins a womens' club team for her sport. This is the one area that plebes are allowed to socialize with upperclassmen. In my daughter's case, she and the other plebes on her team were treated like little sisters and given the mentoring and support that a plebe needs. Being on a traveling club sport team also gives the plebe the opportunity to get off post every few weekends and feel part of the real world for a short period of time. A few other benefits are that my daughter was able to run off a lot of the stress that builds up, and being surrounded by men all day, it gives the gals a chance to just hang out with other girls.

    Good luck to your daughter.
     
  4. Maximus

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    Out of curiosity, what would be the male plebe equivalent?
     
  5. WAMom68

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  6. Maximus

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    Thanks WAMom, I realize there are club sports for all Cadets, I was more wondering about the aspect of "Little Sister or Little Brother" plebe sports and if there was a "friendly place for male cadets also. Can I assume it's the same with all club sports?
     
  7. Just_A_Mom

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    Yes, but All of West Point is a "friendly place for male cadets".

    Since West Point is 85% male, it's much easier for male cadets to find friends and roommates within their company that they get along with. For the females, not so much. Hence the wise suggestion to join a female team - to get a little female companionship.
     

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