Running shoe question.

Discussion in 'Coast Guard Academy - USCGA' started by Sandra614, Apr 15, 2017.

  1. StPaulDad

    StPaulDad Member

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    Not sure about the "I hope they are dealt with severely" part, but if I agree that if there's a detail you may as well pay attention.
     
  2. Objee

    Objee USCGA Admissions 10-Year Member

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    The Commandant of Cadets' staff didn't say there wouldn't be consequences for not following instructions, they just said they knew some wouldn't report with gray or black shoes. You can tell 295 current cadets (or midshipmen at USMMA/USNA or cadets at USAFA/USMA or ROTC students at civilian colleges) to do something and you also won't get 100% compliance, 100% of the time either, so I think they're just being realistic in their expectations given it's Day One of a 200 week training program.
     
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  3. BR2011

    BR2011 10-Year Member

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    Second this. Swabs are generally not held responsible for performance (to include ability to follow directions, getting in shape, etc) prior to taking the oath.
     
  4. KeeperDad23

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    Not sure if this helps but from the president of our Lone Star chapter of the parents association (That's Texas y'all)...
    1. One update that I just saw on the Service Academy Forum is that gray athletic shoes, in addition to the specified black color, will be allowed. The good news is that increases your choices by 100%. The bad news is you are still limited to gray or black. These aren't the colors that they'll have displayed typically in the athletic shops, but if you go online you can find a wide selction in those colors. I was looking at www.roadrunnersports.com. They have a wide selection and you can sort by color.