Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by Taylor714, May 4, 2014.
Any thoughts on a private swearing in? Good or bad? Does this bring unwanted attention to the plebe?
The personal swearing in is my most memorable moment of I-day. My dad pulled out his old uniform and disassembled his shadow box but it was completely worth it. It takes place at the end of the day during that 45-minute block you'll have after the class-wide oath and before the plebes form up to march into Bancroft. It makes for great pictures and fantastic memories. If you have the chance, do it!!
The only drawback is that (for me) it took some time to find my parents and just as long to actually get into smoke hall. I've heard of some people doing the personal swearing in T-court to avoid the congestion. There's no American flag backdrops in T-court, though By the end of it I had maybe 25 minutes left to spend with my parents, which was plenty of time.Looking back on it it was definitely the highlight of the day.
It won't bring any unwanted attention to your plebe. None at all.
Wait a sec! Plebes have more than 25 minutes to hang with their parents?
I remember hearing on R-Day at CGA we would have some time to say good bye.... that "some time" was about 3 minutes... which was enough for a hug, a photo and to see your mom and dad try not to cry. And I distinctly remember being yelled at anyway. Man, I hated Swab Summer.
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