I need your help and feedback to understand the seriousness of a section of the letter I received yesterday from my new cadet at Beast: "There are a lot of rules. Recently I broke a few mess hall rules (not putting down utensils while chewing food) and some other mistakes. My squad leader told me all these mistakes will eventually affect my GPA. I am very worried, so I spoke to him a few times. He seems willing to help but the fact is he has little time..." How serious is this kind of mistakes? And how can these affect GPA (the official academic year hasn't started?) or he really meant affecting his class ranking not GPA? Any inputs are appreciated.