Class of 2022 Be Ready

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  1. Greengrasslover

    Greengrasslover New Member

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    For the incoming class of 2022, you have quite a large class. This puts the academy at 97% capacity, not including those who hold over from sea. If you do not pass the BCA on day zero of indoc, word is immediately sent to the commandants office for dissmisal or setback. Not passing the first PRT and especially the BCA puts you at high risk of dismissal especially for the class of 2022. Good luck
     
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    beyond KπΣ15' 5-Year Member

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    Source... other than the KP rumor mill? Isn't 97% capacity a good thing considering the fact that people usually drop pretty quickly during indoc....

    I suspect this has more to do with the medical issues from last year.
     
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    A power point presentation that was given by the CO of first co and the reg staff
     
  4. kpmom2013

    kpmom2013 5-Year Member

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    I have it from a different and also reliable source. No mercy this year.
     
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    Is the first PRT also conducted on day zero?
     
  6. Jmoney457

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    No. It's on day 2 and doesn't count at all. It's a baseline. You take it for real at the beginning of the academic year and end of indoc
     
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    kpmom2013 5-Year Member

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    This year will be a bit different. The first day of INDOC is referred to as zero day. On that day you will have your height and weight measured. If you are WAY over standard (with no hope of meeting standard anytime soon) you will have a one-on-one sit down with the superintendent to discuss disenrollment. The first PRT will be day one of INDOC (technically your second day there).
     
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  8. golfindad

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    I think kp beyond is probably correct that last years medical has changed things. And it should.
     
  9. azmilmom

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    Definitely need to have all plebe candidates in good shape and within weight and height guidelines from here on out. Glad to hear they're taking steps to help prevent medical crises...
     
  10. ProudKPDad

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    Based upon conversations with our own DS (2021) and a few of his classmates, Indoc is tough, but certainly not impossible. Get in shape physically, and prepare yourself mentally and you'll get through it. Plebe candidates who report on Zero Day overweight or out of shape probably won't last long. It's designed to weed out those who don't have the stamina or determination to make it through KP's rigorous schedule. Strictly adhering to the requirements will prevent a repeat of last year's Indoc crisis.
     
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    What was last year’s Indoc crisis?
     
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    beyond KπΣ15' 5-Year Member

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    Very very large plebe fell out from heat stroke, coma, kidney transplant, liver damage, the whole bit.
     
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    Oh, that’s awful.
     
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    dang, that's very sad
     
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    beyond KπΣ15' 5-Year Member

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    One of my favorite sets of standing orders starts out simply: "EVERYTHING IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY."

    The parents on SAF can't really grasp it, but what makes KP different is that when you get out you're standing your own watch on day one, and you really are responsible for everything. If you can't figure out how to pass the PRT then like... this might not me the place for you.

    I'm a shmoo and I can do it, so you can too!
     
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    Liver transplant, kidney damage. He's doing well now but of course it was a life altering event for everyone. Very frightening. Make sure to warn your plebe candidates to stay well hydrated! There is a reason they all get Camelbacks. And, not to ignore heat warnings or their own body's signals that something is wrong...
     
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  17. USMMA2021

    USMMA2021 USMMA Class of 2021

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    We will be at capacity for the first few months or so because they are going to renovate First Company. Which means that all of first company will be living on the flight decks of fourth and fifth. And those two companies will be condensed to main and second decks of both buildings. And also some will be spread out into the other companies, i.e a few going to second and third company until complete. Practically everyone from every class will have a roommate until the renovations are done.

    It appears that they are trying to not have a repeat of the new furniture situation that happened to fourth and fifth companies right after winter break this year.
     
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    cmakin 5-Year Member

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    What? There are those without roommates? I always had one the entire time I was there. . . interesting.
     
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  19. USMMA2021

    USMMA2021 USMMA Class of 2021

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    Most if not all of the first classmen and the occasional second, third, or fourth classman have their own rooms.
     
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    If you are a 2022 recruit and nervous. Good. You are thinking correctly. Fix this by going out to PT every day. Run, do push ups, and sit ups. If you can do that, you will have a better time.