helpful acronyms and jargon

sweettooth

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please add to this list to help our candidates and parents participate in this forum! Please reply by first stating what word or acronym you are adding and then insert it aphabetically in the list. Corrections and more detailed explainations are appreciated too.

CBT - cadet basic training
CFA - cadet fitness assessment
cow year - sopomore year
DoDMERB - department of defense medical examination review board
LOA - letter if admission
plebes - first year cadets
yearling year - junior year
 

mom3boys

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APFT-Army physical fitness test (must pass 2x per year)
BCGs-basic cadet glasses (AKA birth control glasses)
CBT - cadet basic training
CFA - cadet fitness assessment
cow year - sophomore year
DoDMERB - department of defense medical examination review board
LOA - letter if admission
plebes - first year cadets
yearling year - junior year
 

Just_A_Mom

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APFT-Army physical fitness test (must pass 2x per year)
BCGs-basic cadet glasses (AKA birth control glasses)
CBT - cadet basic training
CFA - cadet fitness assessment
*cow year - Junior Year
DoDMERB - department of defense medical examination review board
LOA - letter if admission
plebes - first year cadets
*yearling year - Sophomore year - also known as Yuks
NC = New Cadet From R-day to Acceptance Day
R-Day = Reception Day First day New Cadets report
A-Day = Acceptance day NC's become Cadets and Plebes.
MOC = Member of Congress
 

WAMom68

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Corrections in bold...

APFT-Army physical fitness test (must pass 2x per year)
BCGs-basic cadet glasses (AKA birth control glasses)
CBT - cadet basic training (AKA Beast or Beast Barracks)
CFA - cadet fitness assessment
CFT - cadet field training (2nd summer)
cow -junior year cadets
DoDMERB - department of defense medical examination review board
Firstie - senior year cadets
LOA - letter of admission
plebes - first year cadets
TAC - Company Tactical Officer
TEE - Term end exam (final exam)
yearling -sophomore year cadet

oops...posted the same time as JAM, sorry for the duplicates.
 

Just_A_Mom

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APFT-Army physical fitness test (must pass 2x per year)
Appointment - Acceptance by admissions to join the Corps
BCGs-basic cadet glasses (AKA birth control glasses)
CBT - cadet basic training (AKA Beast or Beast Barracks)
CFA - cadet fitness assessment
CFT - cadet field training (2nd summer)
cow -junior year cadets
DoDMERB - department of defense medical examination review board
Firstie - senior year cadets
LOA - letter of assurance (a promise to receive an appointment if conditions are met)
Nomination - The legal authority to receive an appointment
plebes - first year cadets
SAMI - Saturday AM Inspection. (White glove room inspection)
TAC - Company Tactical Officer
TEE - Term end exam (final exam)
USCC - United States Corps of Cadets
yearling -sophomore year cadet

(apologies for not alphabetizing earlier, thanks WaMom68)
 

mom3boys

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APFT-Army physical fitness test (must pass 2x per year)
Appointment - Acceptance by admissions to join the Corps
BCGs-basic cadet glasses (AKA birth control glasses)
CBT - cadet basic training (AKA Beast or Beast Barracks)
CFA - cadet fitness assessment
CFT - cadet field training (2nd summer)
CoC-chain of command
cow -junior year cadets
DoDMERB - department of defense medical examination review board
Firstie - senior year cadets
LOA - letter of assurance (a promise to receive an appointment if conditions are met)
Nomination - The legal authority to receive an appointment
plebes - first year cadets
PPW-plebe parent weekend, this year held in March
SAMI - Saturday AM Inspection. (White glove room inspection)
TAC - Company Tactical Officer
TEE - Term end exam (final exam)
USCC - United States Corps of Cadets
WAMI-Wednesday A.M. inspection (due to too many athletes missing SAMI)
yearling -sophomore year cadet

(apologies for not alphabetizing earlier, thanks WaMom68)
 
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