Under the Microscope Again.....

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  1. tug_boat

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    Interesting. Hopefully it doesn't read like yet another veiled attack:
    "The unbelievers will say they are but words, but a slogan, but a flamboyant phrase. Every pedant, every demagogue, every cynic, every hypocrite, every troublemaker, and, I am sorry to say, some others of an entirely different character, will try to downgrade them even to the extent of mockery and ridicule."
     
  3. FlyBoy1993

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    I find it interesting that they seem to be attempting to "measure the results" of particular activities/ methods, when from the very beginning, the candidates were measured on "Whole Candidate Score" and upon admission tackled various developmental tasks such as Beast and Plebe Duties. As they progress, they all face similar, but also different academic regimens, different summer activities, and different leadership opportunities. It seems a fool's errand to me to quantify something that is a lot more holistic. Many different tasks and lessons gradually forge 4400 individuals into one Corps. Different people learn/ respond differently to the same event. The collective experience develops leadership and hardens character( which preexists West Point,) not just Training Exercise A or Lesson #42.

    Good luck Tufts...
     
  4. Idzak

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    Yes, the metrics seem impossible. How can one measure leadership, or success as a officer? But it seems to me that the educational process of expecting excellence and leadership is the telling factor.
     

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