Helping each other

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by jwest182, Nov 3, 2014.

  1. jwest182

    jwest182 USAFA Cadet C/O 2019

    Feb 15, 2014
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    This may be a weird question... But here goes!

    For those of you who have some insight, what sorts of things distinguish room/company mates who help each other, from those who don't? In other words, what are some things that mids do, whether in plebe summer or beyond, that really help out those around them?

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  2. Vista123

    Vista123 5-Year Member

    Aug 5, 2011
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    easiest way to help out your fellow company mates: step up when asked to switch watch.

    easiest way to be unhelpful: ask people to take your watch duty but never take anyone elses. never pay back owed watch duty.
  3. usna1985

    usna1985 10-Year Member

    Jun 9, 2006
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    You can help with uniform inspections. Some people find it "easier" than others to look good in a uniform (sounds weird, but it's true). If you're one of those, you can help your roommate look better by checking their tuck, taping, etc.

    In my day, one could also help by picking up pressed uniforms, buying supplies at the MidStore, cleaning more/harder elements of the room for room inspection, pacing in the PFT run, completing admin tasks (e.g., "signups" -- which are probably done electronically these days), helping test on rates, folding laundry, etc.
  4. frt-18

    frt-18 Member

    Sep 24, 2014
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    Honestly, its all about sacrificing your time. Standing watch for someone else, including main office watch or colors detail, if they can't make it, is a big one. Also, over plebe summer, help out your classmates before you report. If your detailers are screaming because the three minutes to remake your racks is up, and you finished, but you know others are still struggling, go help them. A piece of advice you should follow for all of plebe summer: never be the first person out on a bulkhead. You will be doing PT either way, but how you compose yourself over the summer affects your classmates' opinions of you and their likeliness to return favors for the rest of your four years here.

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