New Cadet Study Guide

Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by hotshotberad, Jan 25, 2018.

  1. hotshotberad

    hotshotberad Member

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    I’m curious what publications new cadets receive upon arriving at the academy? Something that outlines their basic responsibilities, how to make beds, keep dorms clean, daily schedule, etc.? Is it available online? How could I view it?

    Thank You.
     
  2. pallen92x

    pallen92x Banned

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    This?

    https://www.usma.edu/cfd/SiteAssets/SitePages/FDW/Cadet Required Knowledge.pdf

    Be careful. This is an old version as the words to the Alma Mater and the Corps have not been updated in this book...among many other things (likely).
     
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  3. USMA 1994

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    They receive a plebe knowledge book with the things there are supposed to know. They get basic instructions from the squad leader on everything else.
     
  4. GoArmy2022

    GoArmy2022 USMA 2022

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    We get the privilege of holding our knowledge book in front of our faces on a regular basis to memorize things :D

    Hate to say it but I’m looking forward to the aching arms. All it’ll mean is that we’ll be a step closer to becoming Plebes
     
  5. hotshotberad

    hotshotberad Member

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    Unfortunately I’m too old to attend now, I’m just curious what it’s like to attend a service academy. I’ve considered joining VT Corps of Cadets but I have some vision issues that may prevent me from ever commissioning or enlisting.
     
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    GoArmy2022 USMA 2022

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    I hope you find something you love to do!
     
  7. hotshotberad

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    Thanks, I’ve been fighting fire for 5 years now and Civil Air Patrol for nearly 2 years. I still serve, just not in the way I wanted too when I was younger. That’s why I want to learn what it’s like at a service academy and maybe take some of those lessons and apply them in my life and maybe instill them in some of the cadets I teach.
     
  8. GoArmy2022

    GoArmy2022 USMA 2022

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    I will do my best to answer your questions when I’m going through the experience!
     
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  9. onepercenter2021

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    With all due respect, if you are able to "go through the experience " , succeed as a Plebe, and STILL answer SA forum questions, then you need to write a book for others because you will have mastered what thousands have not. That first year you won't know which Mac truck hit you! This not only comes from listening to my own kids experiences but other parents retelling their kids experiences.
    It's going to get hard! Harder than you can ever imagine! It's all about surviving and keeping your feet on the ground and moving forward. Once the dust settles, then you might have time to breathe and think about those coming up behind.
    As a parent, I would say focus on you. Get up to West Point and worry about your life there and give THAT your 100%. Let those on the "outside world" help those yet to come. You go "DO YOU. BE YOU." Go Army!
     
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  10. GoArmy2022

    GoArmy2022 USMA 2022

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    Thank you! You definitely have a point!

    I am absolutely confident I can succeed and that I will love it there (obviously not all the time...), but the whole deal with time management is definitely a setback. Maybe I should start writing that book after I’ve graduated :D what a good idea!