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Class of 2020 has been informed of being shotgunned. They are staying with their fellow plebes as they move to a new company.
Yes. Alpha to Echo are the names for NASS companies. In the Brigade it's 1st to 30th Company.So they stay together in the move, like all of Bravo goes to Delta, and all of Charlie goes to Alpha? .... not sure how they name companies, just used that as an example.
Yes - plebes formerly of, say, 1st company, will report to 30th company as youngsters. They will travel as a group.So company leadership stays the same, just get new mids?
Yes. If it gets serious for two in-company star-crossed ones, and to avoid slithering around under the radar, usually one of the pair asks to "love chit" out of the company to another. Plebes can only date other plebes, not in same company. If they are moving in a batch, and land as new youngsters in new company, they can then date other classes, except plebes, and not others in their new company.Some of the above about siblings gave me the nerve to ask about boyfriends and girlfriends.... isn't the fraternization policy that you can't date within your own company?
This is really interesting. It's really tough to imagine that being allowed today in the Brigade. Was he expected to call his brother "Mr. ....." in company spaces?I had a pair of brothers in my company. 2 years apart. They ensured they were never in the same chain of command. We had a last second switch for Plebe Detail one year. We had a 1/C scheduled to be a Platoon commander. His brother was in his platoon. We swapped him out for the summer with another company and then during the academic year they were never in the same chain of command. It was never an issue. Funny enough... my Plebe Year squad-mate... I was the 3/C for his Plebe sister. Agree with Capt MJ, nothing new, not complex. They downsized the brigade in 1996 from 36 to 30 companies. The company that finished last in color points for each battalion was the one disbanded and randomly assigned to the other companies with that batt. Change is constant in the military...