What exactly do we do at Indoc

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  1. USMMA2014

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    I am looking at pictures on websites and links posted by other members of this forum throughout the past few years, but I cant seem to find anything but plebes standing at attention.:confused:

    So... what is it that we do exactly? I'm hoping its pretty hard on us, its something I'm looking forward to! And don't say the hard part is the academics, i know that already:yllol:
     
  2. KP2010

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    You will have basically a completely regimented day, full of constant screaming by your DIs and running or marching everywhere. INDOC primarily consists of getting aquainted to the military/regimental lifestye. You spend some time in classrooms or down at the waterfront learning about the school, the merchant marine and basic seamanship skills. You will have PT everyday and expect only 30 minutes of personal time. Lights out at 2100. I don't think you'll be disappointed.
     
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    Hey thanks very much for your response. Would you know if we ever shoot pistol / rifle during indoc? One of the facebook group kids said we do, others said no
     
  4. SoSick

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    Yes you do, sometime in the middle of Indoc, you will visit the range. From what I've heard Indoc is getting a bit more comforting as the year goes on. With IT gone, I've also heard this year they will have something called "stress cards", which West Point and Annapolis use as well. From what I've heard, they are given to the candidates and when they feel they think they are being called out more than the other candidates, they can raise their stress card, and the drill instructor has to back off for 2 minutes.

    Again, I've heard Indoc is going to be alot different than the previous Indoc's because there are so many people admitted in the class of 2014.
     
  5. USMMA2014

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    Those stress cards seem pretty weak, thats very lame in my opinion. If I were to get picked on more than someone else, deal with it! haha

    But yeah, can you explain how the class of 2014 is larger than the other classes? I heard this one was closer to 330, do you have any idea what the real number is? Thanks for your responses!
     
  6. SoSick

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    dont worry, alot of people think its lame, but you'll be suprised to see how many people actually use them. Same goes for sick-chits, I hated those kids that milked all of Indoc.

    I dont have the exact number, but its around 370. Admissions sends out around 600 or so blue folders. They expect around 60% of those to come back saying, "yes, I will be attending next year"; however they received 86% of them back with "yes" this year.
     
  7. USMMA2014

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    WOW, thats got to be one of the nations largest acceptance of appointment rates (86%).

    Can I just ask how you got that information? Is there a website with the class of 2014 "Profile" as there is with Annapolis and West Point? I'm Just kind of curious what the average high school GPA's and SAT/ACT are :D

    Thanks a lot for the info So Sick, much appreciated
     
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    Incoming class is reportedly at 343 +40 over class of 2013
     
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    That is a large acceptance of appointment rate, and USMMA2014 I can't seem to find a "profile" either.
     
  10. SoSick

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    The information was given to me by a future 1st classmen with an officer position who talked to one of the CO's. Many companies were asked to provide around 80 bunks for the incoming plebes per company, when most can only provide 50-54 bunks without kicking anyone out. With so many people coming in, they will have to kick out people and move them around and most likely create a 5th company.
     
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    5th company will be created.
     
  12. USMMA2014

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    I don't really understand, where will these kids be sleeping? There doesn't look like there is any room left, and those two person dorms can't really fit 3 people

    Oh boy
     
  13. SoSick

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    a 5th company will be created.
     
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    Where will 5th company stay?
     
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    USMMA2014: Relax, enjoy the last couple of weeks before indoc, and don't worry one way or another, it will be hard enough.

    As has been said, Indoc is filled with full days of Physical and Regimental training and conditioning and some introduction into the history and traditions of KP.

    The Class will be big - as noted, ~340-350, if 343 is the final number, that's the biggest entering Class in some time.

    I suspect but don't know that despite the additional space created by the opening of all the barracks for the first time in ~20 years folks will still as all not, be quite crowded and cramped at least until after the end of the second trimester. I also expect that the additional stresses the larger regiment creates there will be less "quarter" given when/if someone comes up for an E-Board....all that said, relax and enjoy these last couple of weeks, Indoc will be here soon enough and all your questions and curiosities will be answered.

    Just show up in shape, because as you note after indoc is over the real hard stuff - academics - begin in earnest.

    Best of Luck!
     

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