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  1. The OC Josh

    The OC Josh Member

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    Hey,
    I profited from this forum a lot going through the process of getting my scholarship 3 years ago. I just wanted to stop by to let people know about a new thing I found on reddit. r/LDAC will hopefully be a useful resource. So if anyone on here is a redditor, come chime in!


    PS: If you don't know what reddit is, it's mostly funny memes and cat pictures.
    PPS: If you don't know what memes are, don't join reddit.
    PPS: If anyone has any questions about Wheaton College ROTC, feel free to PM me. I'd love to help
     
  2. Jcleppe

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    Interesting information about the change in assessments from 6 to 4.

    It will be fun to hear from some of you MS3's after you attend LDAC to see how things have changed. Make sure you come back and let us all know how it went.
     
  3. -Bull-

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    Jcleppe, from the sheets given to us from our instructors that were passed down by CC, there will be a few big changes to LDAC. The big ones being the change from 6 evals to 4, FLRC being a straight S for completion, not eval'd, and the addition of BRM, qualifying and a live fire exercise.

    Also, you can fail the APFT and not get kicked out. You still complete LDAC for credit then take an APFT 90 day retest that serves as the disenrollment decision point. If you fail that one, you then get put up for disenrollment. You also won't get kicked out for failing Land Nav, you simply get a 0 OMS for that area and makes it impossible to get an overall E.

    For tactics, it now becomes 2 days cadre led operations, 2 days squad STX, and 2 days platoon level patrolling with two evals (1 STX, and 1 overall tactics assessment).

    The way it was explained to us about some of these changes was for a few reasons. It's cheaper to keep someone at camp that fails an APFT and have them finish camp then retest at their school, than to fly them home and send them back the next summer. Also allows for the 90 days to pass for the retest. Also, since we must qualify with M-16's, incorporating that into LDAC got that out of the way. As far as the tactics goes, apparently CC got with the BOLC's and asked what areas newly minted LT's were lacking in and they shot back with a few things that caused changes for LDAC and MS3 year to better prepare cadets for BOLC as far as common core tasks are concerned.

    I have a copy of the day to day schedule for this years LDAC that shows the changes I think I could make digital if anyone is interested, feel free to PM me.
     
  4. Aglahad

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    I think it's good they added BRM with live fire. However, I can't believe failing the pt test and land nav are no longer no-go's. From a resource perspective it makes sense to make the change in order to reduce cadets coming back again but if you can't pass a PT or land nav when you have plenty of time to prepare that is simply unacceptable.

    The FLRC changes are welcome considering the grading was really sporadic and inconsistent in guidelines or success. For evals overall I thought 6 was a good number. I felt the patrolling eval was the best indicator of competence especially with the PL/PSG roles. In garrison company level leadership was not only nerve racking but a good indicator of OPORD creation and management of day to day operations. I thought being CO on PT day was the toughest part of camp because the plan was all on me and we only got a quick oral OPORD with multiple FRAGOS. It didnt help that I was already nervous for my PT test, a few unavoidable logistical setbacks occured and the days schedule happened to be packed.

    Apologize for grammar or syntax, I am on my phone.

    Edit: If they do make the eval portions longer then I think 4 could work
     
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    I agree. I guess we'll just have to see how it all plays out. I was also curious that since there are only 4 evals now, would there be more opportunities for extra evals to boost your overall eval when they stack everything. I would imagine so which could turn out helping more if you do well.
     
  6. The OC Josh

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    I'll be back :)
    This forum has helped a lot and I'll pay it forward.
     

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