I have read many posts from proud parents describing how much their daughter or son has matured in ROTC. I have one to add-- My daughter showed up this past Fall as a freshman 3 Yr. AD scholarship recipient, somewhat out of shape, especially for the run. She failed the first PT test by a large margin! Her second test she almost passed, then she passed on the third and fourth tests, getting I think 225 on the last test before the Break. Her first test of this year was this week. She worried she wouldn't pass, but did pass, but not by much! So, all the time I'm thinking I should be either encouraging her or admonishing her to go way beyond the minimum, to really put a lot of effort into seeing how quickly she can get to the triple 100 score, rather than just passing. But I held my tongue. Today she called to say: "Dad, I had an epiphany. I realize I owe it to everyone else in the Battalion, especially those who are not on scholarship, to do the very best I can. To be an example, to be a leader. I feel bad about not giving it full effort up until now. I'm really going to put a lot more effort into getting high PT scores." I'd say she's starting to grow up.