Discussion in 'Coast Guard Academy - USCGA' started by LAS, May 19, 2009.
When do we find out which company the new Swabs will be placed in?
A letter will be sent in mid-June, approx 2 weeks before R-Day, with your company assignment and your reporting time.
FYI - You MAY be able to log-in to the web site a few days earlier than that and match up your Cadet Code to find you company, reporting time and your mailbox number, but Semper Gumby applies.
I don't want anyone to feel let down if they don't become a Bravo Bull.
??? Cadet Code???? Website??? cga.edu website? Confusion reigns supreme. Did I miss something?
Your cadet ID number is the really big number on the R-Day parking pass.
What is semper gumby?
Coast Guard motto is Semper Paratus, "Always Ready", it follows that "semper gumby" is "Always Flexible".
This applies to all of the uniformed services, btw.
If they do it like they did for 2012 last year (this year?) you will be assigned to a company for Swab Summer, then you will be assigned to a new company for AC year, then at the end of the 4/c year you will get assigned to yet another company, where you will remain until you graduate.
Relax. Deep breath IN. Hold it. Slowly release.
LAST YEAR - After you logged-in to your personalized account (which anyone can register for) on the cga.edu web site, you could check the "Downloads" section under your "Personalized Tools" and there was a list posted of every Cadet Code with the corresponding Company assignment, reporting time for R-Day, and mailbox address. It was posted around mid-June.
We "older" members unrealistically assume that everyone is familiar with Gumby.
Wikipedia explanation of Gumby
Now that we found out which company, can anyone tell me what EACH company means?? Our son is Delta.
From the parents assoc. website:
Alfa Company (Alligators): Regimental Health and Well-Being
Health and Wellness Training
Physical Fitness Exam (PFE)
Weight Management Program
Inter-Company Sports (ICs)
Bravo Company (Bulls): Regimental Training
School Year Training
Chief Petty Officer Mentor Program
Indoctrination Program and Tests (PCQ)
Information Systems (Tech Support)
Charlie Company (Cobras): Regimental Honor
Delta Company (Dogs): Regimental Drills and Ceremonies
History and Traditions
Echo Company (Eagles): Regimental Public Affairs and Transportation
Foxtrot Company (Flounders): Regimental Operations
Cadet Regulations Review
Golf Company (Gophers): Regimental Comptroller
Hotel Company (Hellions): Regimental Morale
Liaison to Social Director
How does the Academy select who goes into which Company? I think I read that they switch companies at some point, is this true? Is the training slightly different for each of the companies?
WE get a company for swab summer and then a new one for the 4/c year. and then a new one for the 3/c year that is our company for the remainder. About the training Im sure that Luigi or LITS could answer that.
swab summer training across companies should be identical. the only thing that matters with regards to what company you're in is who is actually in it with you and what your division duties will be during the year. For example, I was in Bravo last year and spring semester our division was the liaison between the computer helpdesk in Hamilton hall and the corps of cadets. as such, we were the point of contact for a lot of computer issues and whatnot. Long story short, it doesn't matter a whole lot.
While things have changed regarding Swab Summer companies over the past eight or so years, generally you will be in one company your 4/c year and then you will switch. Once you switch, you will be in the same company the rest of your time there (3/c, 2/c and 1/c years). THAT will be the company you identify with. Those will be the people you really develope some long lasting relationships with. I was in Charlie Co. my 4/c year and I was a Bravo Bull for my last three years.
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