Back in my day.. When the ships were made of wood and the men were made of steel.DS' childhood chum just graduated Citadel and commissioned USMC. According to him this year's knobs didn't experience anything like his class or previous classes did. Current commandant is really changing things. Only time will tell if it is for the better.
"Beyond "is pretty accurate with that one- at every Military College, every Academy and probably every service, it was alway "Tougher" in "The Old Corps" than anything that the class immediately behind you went thru. In some cases it I suppose is true - certainly some of the random stupidities that were allowed to occur when I was a Rat at VMI in 1976 don't get inflicted on Rats of 2016- and thankfully so because they were pointless. It is a more professional place now than it was 40 years ago while still being pretty darn demanding physically and mentally.Back in my day.. When the ships were made of wood and the men were made of steel.
Puhnnhleeze, every service academy class ever has said that about classes than follow them
And my daughter can't wait to get to VMI....she's always been kinda crazy haha!+1 on Bruno. My son just finished his 4th class year at VMI. As for actual "hazing" I have not heard of any, but not sure that I would. I did not ask a lot of questions on details of the Ratline as that is between he and his Brother Rats. The Ratline is what binds them and really isn't my business. That said, I do know that it was vigorous physically, mentally and academically. He was exhausted all the time, sick 80% of the time and hungry all the time. But, he does not regret choosing VMI and would make the decision to attend there again. The Citadel is likely similar, but I cannot say for certain.
No way to answer this question..... Which SMC and hazing..As for actual "hazing" I have not heard of any but not sure that I would.