Injury protocol in Aug BCT?

MidwestDad

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Just curious what the USMA system would be for hypothetical injury at this late stage of BCT? What happens if they can't participate during the last week of Beast?

Not talking about the typical bruises and sprains etc; what if a NC winds up in a cast before march back?
 

another13mom

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This really depends on injury and whether the cadet will heal to remain commissionable, be able to heal without extensive medical intervention/ physical therapy, AND be able finish at least some of the plebe year physical class (boxing, military movement, rock swimming if needed). Each of these classes is 1/2 semester, so for most, it should be fine. The kids who are turned back usually have an ACL type injury; most everyone else stays and is a Squad Leader for the second half of beast later on.
 

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I know this is USMA, but at USNA during the FIRST EVENT AT SEA TRIALS, the one girl wasn't paying attention, tripped, fell, and broke her elbow and was out for the rest of the summer. Again, it is a different case scenario for each individual.
 
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This really depends on injury and whether the cadet will heal to remain commissionable, be able to heal without extensive medical intervention/ physical therapy, AND be able finish at least some of the plebe year physical class (boxing, military movement, rock swimming if needed). Each of these classes is 1/2 semester, so for most, it should be fine. The kids who are turned back usually have an ACL type injury; most everyone else stays and is a Squad Leader for the second half of beast later on.
Even if someone had an injury as serious as an acl tear, at this stagec of beast I highly doubt they'd get a turn back. I know someone that was injured and didn't do the march back and a few other grad requirements. In order to fulfill these grad requirements, she will simply have to serve as CBT 2 cadre.
 

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This really depends on injury and whether the cadet will heal to remain commissionable, be able to heal without extensive medical intervention/ physical therapy, AND be able finish at least some of the plebe year physical class (boxing, military movement, rock swimming if needed). Each of these classes is 1/2 semester, so for most, it should be fine. The kids who are turned back usually have an ACL type injury; most everyone else stays and is a Squad Leader for the second half of beast later on.
Even if someone had an injury as serious as an acl tear, at this stagec of beast I highly doubt they'd get a turn back. I know someone that was injured and didn't do the march back and a few other grad requirements. In order to fulfill these grad requirements, she will simply have to serve as CBT 2 cadre.

Your avatar says "United States Naval Academy," but you reference personal experience with USMA evolutions such as "beast, " "march back" and "CBT 2." Please explain the dichotomy.
 
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This really depends on injury and whether the cadet will heal to remain commissionable, be able to heal without extensive medical intervention/ physical therapy, AND be able finish at least some of the plebe year physical class (boxing, military movement, rock swimming if needed). Each of these classes is 1/2 semester, so for most, it should be fine. The kids who are turned back usually have an ACL type injury; most everyone else stays and is a Squad Leader for the second half of beast later on.
Even if someone had an injury as serious as an acl tear, at this stagec of beast I highly doubt they'd get a turn back. I know someone that was injured and didn't do the march back and a few other grad requirements. In order to fulfill these grad requirements, she will simply have to serve as CBT 2 cadre.

Your avatar says "United States Naval Academy," but you reference personal experience with USMA evolutions such as "beast, " "march back" and "CBT 2." Please explain the dichotomy.
It's just a profile picture.
 

another13mom

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Even if someone had an injury as serious as an acl tear, at this stagec of beast I highly doubt they'd get a turn back. I know someone that was injured and didn't do the march back and a few other grad requirements. In order to fulfill these grad requirements, she will simply have to serve as CBT 2 cadre.

I suggested that turnbacks occur for an ACL tear or substantial injury, requiring surgery and ongoing physical therapy, some voluntarily, some not. I'd think, given the environment, and lack of easy accessibility to certain areas, that someone with a severe injury would prefer to be a turnback than struggle. Son's roomie was a medical turnback - no impact at all on his army career, and it made his recovery much easier to be at home.
 

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What the He** is a USNA profile picture if you are USMA ?
 
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