I know we talk about this constantly on the board here and only a small percentage of future cadets actually even know about this website but it never ceases to amaze me how many people show up on Day 1 so unprepared. My son's unit has 14 freshmen with scholarships this year. They took thier first PFT on Sayurday and THREE cadets passed, not even 25%!! I know it shouldn't bother me but I can't believe that scholarship cadets are showing up so out of shape. It's not like the standards needed for the scholarship to kick in are secret. I don't know if it's lazy kids or an ROTC command that's not getting the message out about how important is is to show up in shape and ready to go on Day 1 or what. With the new policies in place about not being issued any gear until you pass the test, it makes it harder to succeed as well.