Thanks for posting this. It sounds like there is a definite plan to keep everything on schedule with respect the 2020 Graduation -- weird though it may with be all these accommodations -- and if that's the case, I wouldn't at all be surprised if likewise incoming Plebes -- including R-Day -- manages to happen on schedule.Just FYI... protocol of returning the 2020 grads for June 13, 2020 graduation... may be similar strategy for incoming 2024 Plebes... ???
Thank you for your insight and information.The issue is that they are planning a dynamic environment. 2020 Graduation is delayed three weeks from the original date. USMA is not releasing any potential plans even to the cadets. There are a few more steps that need to be completed before 2024 shows up and that will take time.
If I were a betting man, The rest of the summer activities will also be delayed for some period.
The upper three classes need to return and it is a pretty safe assumption that they will go through some sort of screening and quarantine similar to the seniors once the Seniors depart. Once they are returned, there is usually a 2 week train up for these upper class cadets to get ready to serve as summer training leadership position. Basically they spend two weeks rehearsing everything for CBT and CFT. Once these things are complete, we will probably see another similar screening process for 2024 reporting for Beast.
Will Beast Barracks happen this summer? Yes, but it will most likely look different from year past. Many things we do not know and there are many options to get the minimum requirements complete.
Will USMA get a Task Force to support summer training? This is a big piece of the puzzle as this task force usually conducts most of the military training.
Will returning cadets get quarantined?
Will Yearlings spend the six weeks at CFT?
Will new cadets have to be quarantined?
Will the academic year get delayed?
All we can do is wait for guidance and the new cadet candidates need to be physically fit for when they get the green light.
Although I think the date will change (which I wish it would not) Admissions posted on FB 11 May new cadets had less than 50 days to report. So I am keeping the faith they will start 29 June....Perhaps. An announcement still needs to happen and is hopefully forthcoming soon.