Does anyone know how many NC's in the class of 2021 decided to resign or were separated from USMA? What's the normal as far as numbers? This is not meant to be a slight towards anyone. only asking out of curiosity.
Turnbacks are individuals who become sick or injured during BCT and cannot complete the rest of training with that class. They're discharged, but offered either guaranteed re-admission or an expedited re-admission process for the next year to begin BCT again with the next class.Pardon my ignorance, but what are turn backs?
In addition to those that did not complete beast, turn-backs include those from from the next higher class (in this case last year's yearlings, 2019) that did not move on with their class due to a variety of reasons - disciplinary, academic, medical, etcPardon my ignorance, but what are turn backs?
Ahh, that makes sense. Thanks. Quite a few of them joined up with the Class of 2020.In addition to those that did not complete beast, turn-backs include those from from the next higher class (in this case last year's yearlings, 2019) that did not move on with their class due to a variety of reasons - disciplinary, academic, medical, etcPardon my ignorance, but what are turn backs?
USAFA was concerned a few years ago that their BCT attrition was higher than other SA's (probably because it is simply more demanding : ) ) . There was a time that if you said you wanted to leave - you could be on a flight home that night or PDF. (1) Screening to get appointed is much better for all SAs - one of the first questions to a candidate - subtly or directly - is this for you or your parents. (2) All the SA's have pretty extensive counseling and they have made a commitment to lowering attrition i.e. - it's harder to quit (There are good reasons for this).USAFA '21 is back from Jack's Valley; if forum reports are accurate 1186 completed basic vs 1198 scheduled to report on I-day.
On our April appointee tour they stressed how they were striving to limit the attrition rate during basic; 12 cadets is only 1%.
Not saying its soft out there . . . but sounds low.
It was a long, long time agoIt wasn't all that long ago (or maybe is was a long time ago and I refuse to admit it) that USAFA in particular admitted 1500 to yield 1000. Now attrition overall is 10-12% for the 4 years - this includes academics, medical/physical, discipline etc.
I don't think they can keep a new cadet from quitting, but they can stretch the out-processing quite a long time and make it more painful than just finishing the summer.Sorry to go a bit off topic here, but I was at an USAFA appointee tour in April, and during a briefing, they told us that starting this year at BCT, NCs would not be able to leave/quit unless there were medical issues or special circumstances. They also noted that on the candidate manual in the application portal.