R-Day Report Time

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  1. AMI123

    AMI123 Member

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    Question regarding specifics on R-Day. If you are in the first group to report at 6:30 A.M. what do you do from the time you are finished being processed and the last reporting group gets done? I am assuming they will find something to keep you busy.
     
  2. NV_USMA_Mom

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    I've been wondering, too! This group reports earlier, so what do they do to occupy the additional time? My son is in this group so I'm looking forward to hearing.
     
  3. Ken2012

    Ken2012 Prospective

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    My guess is that they would have more time to practice drill.
     
  4. marciemi

    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    Ken - :shake: - EXACTLY what I was going to say!!

    When I did R-day as cadre, I was one of the drill instructors. For literally 2 weeks beforehand, those of us with that task spent several hours a day memorizing verbatim the instructions we had to give each New Cadet Candidate on that day. Went something like this:

    The next movement I will name, explain, demonstrate and you will conduct practical exercise on is the "Right, Face". "Right, Face" is a two part command - the preparatory command being "Right" and command of execution being "Face". In its entirety it sounds like this, "Right...Face"!

    (Is it totally scary that I can remember that still nearly word for word 23 years later?! :eek: ).

    Especially in the morning, this was what we did for EACH command, with each group of about 10 candidates. All by the book. By about 3-4pm that day (and yes, everyone arrives much earlier than this but many other stations are required before they ever get to drill), the commands sounded more like this:

    Okay, listen up and I'm going to give you the Readers' Digest Condensed Version of what you need to know to get through the parade. Watch me - Right, Face! Any questions? DO IT!
     
  5. Ken2012

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    Hehe. Drill is... fun. I find myself absentmindly doing random drill movements when I'm bored now. :yllol:

    Oh yeah, to all appointees.. Don't laugh in formation or lock your knees. You'll find out the hard way. :wink:
     
  6. TheKnight

    TheKnight Class of 2014

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    Is drill the same throughout all of the military? I learned drill from a bunch of marines. Would it be done the same at West Point and in the Army?
     
  7. Dadandgrad

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    Back in day when I was a Plebe standing tall and looking good for the GAP (Great American Public) on the Plain during a parade waiting to pass in review the upperclass would advise us to "close your eyes, lock your knees and think in circles" if you wanted an early albeit undignified departure!

    As far as drill being the same I'm not certain but if you always step off on your left you're halfway there.
     
  8. America's Finest

    America's Finest USMA Cadet

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    A lot of it will be the same but there are some differences in drill between branches.
     
  9. knightsdad

    knightsdad New Member

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    AMI 123 and NV USMA Mom I promise.....Do not worry about down time on R-Day....There is no such monster..... Early report...Late report....Doesnt really matter..... The early reports have a full day...Later reports have to agonize the unknown just a little longer but still have to complete all things required..... haircuts, paperwork, issue items, room assignments, reporting in, drill, lunch, drill, issue items, drill, more drill....It is a crazy long, short, hectic, day
     
  10. titan2010

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    i've heard mixed things about the medical approval part of the day. Is it similar to DODMERB, where they check if you can move all parts? One person told me that I have to pass the CFA all over again, another told me I take the APFT, not pass/fail, but just to have scores to base improvements off of. I'm slightly confused as to what exactly the physical/medical situation for the in-processing is.
     
  11. America's Finest

    America's Finest USMA Cadet

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    You will take the APFT the first week you're there but the scores are only to see where you are at and to place you in an appropriate workout group of your level. You will retake the APFT near the end of Beast for an actual grade.
     
  12. titan2010

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    thanks for the clarification, america's finest!
     

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