What to expect from Indoc

I found an interesting article on some aspects of Kings Point by MIDSHIPMAN JAMES JOHNSTON.
He choose active duty commissioning as an Ensign in the Coast Guard at graduation.
 

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I found an interesting article on some aspects of Kings Point by MIDSHIPMAN JAMES JOHNSTON.
He choose active duty commissioning as an Ensign in the Coast Guard at graduation.
Interesting article which presents a pretty accurate picture of much of KP life. Be advised that the Maritime Operations and Technology major, commonly known as "Shopper," is no longer available. It gave both 3rd Mate License and Qualified Member of the Engineering Department (QMED) Certification to successful graduates. It was dropped after class of 2013 because it became impossible to get the required deck and engine days in that were required for licensing.
 
27 June 2017: INDOC begins

Mission

Instruct and orient Plebe Candidates in areas that will enable them to function as productive members of the Regiment of Midshipmen. Training will emphasize their service obligation, military discipline, daily Regimental routine, personal hygiene, physical fitness, basic seamanship and the maritime culture, the Honor Code, and an introduction to academic programs.

INDOCTRINATION

• 21 TRAINING DAYS
• RUN BY MIDSHIPMEN, SUPERVISED AND MONITORED BY COMPANY OFFICERS, COMMANDANT’S STAFF, and SME’s
• TRANSITION—THINKING AND ACTING LIKE A MIDSHIPMEN
• PREPARE TO BECOME A MEMBER OF THE REGIMENT
• PREPARE FOR RIGORS OF PLEBE YEAR

Training Areas Breakdown
  • Regimental 20%
  • Professional 23%
  • Physical 26%
  • Drill 16%
  • Academics 5%
  • Personal Time 5%
  • Administrative 5%
TYPICAL INDOC DAY
• 0500 – REVIELLE
• 0515-0610 – PT
• 0645 – BREAKFAST
• 0810-1200 – TRAINING
• 1215 – LUNCH
• 1300-1600 – TRAINING
• 1600– INTRAMURALS
• 1800- DINNER
• 1900-2000 – CLASSES/CO TIME
• 2000 – CLEANING STATIONS
• 2050 – MAIL CALL
• 2100 – SHOWERS
• 2130 – LIGHTS OUT

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT: INDOC
INPUTS
  • Scholars
  • Citizens
  • Service
PROCESS
  • Leadership Roles
  • Academic Training
  • Experiential Learning
  • Followership
  • Active Experimentation
  • Fitness
OUTPUTS
  • Uses resources efficiently
  • Knows the contents of the Bearings Book
  • Knows basic close order drill procedures
  • Knows the regimental and Navy rank structure
  • Does not participate in unacceptable behavior
  • Excellent personal appearance and physical condition
  • Excellent conduct; conscientiously complies with regulations
  • Understands goals, employs good teamwork techniques
HOW TO SURVIVE INDOC
• Pay attention; follow directions
• Work hard
• Improve each day
• Learn from mistakes
• Be a great classmate; establish lasting relationships
• Have fun!

17 July 2017: INDOC is over

~The preceding was taken from a presentation given to the Class of 2020~
 
I found an interesting article on some aspects of Kings Point by MIDSHIPMAN JAMES JOHNSTON.
He choose active duty commissioning as an Ensign in the Coast Guard at graduation.
Interesting article which presents a pretty accurate picture of much of KP life. Be advised that the Maritime Operations and Technology major, commonly known as "Shopper," is no longer available. It gave both 3rd Mate License and Qualified Member of the Engineering Department (QMED) Certification to successful graduates. It was dropped after class of 2013 because it became impossible to get the required deck and engine days in that were required for licensing.

There used to be a "Dual License" program, too; where those that were successful graduated with both a 3rd Mates and 3rd Assistant Engineer's licenses. I don't believe that they do that any longer, either.
 
Window fans at KP were my first lesson in a Naturally Aspirated engine. One fan blowing in and one blowing out would actually get a pretty decent air exchange going.

Thank you for clarifying for the uninitiated here ... "Plebe Beats" don't involve actual beating of plebes.

One advantage of being a plebe during indoc is wearing shorts in that heat (assuming they still do that :rolleyes:). It also had the added bonus that you never had to look up and make eye contact with any non-plebe around you. you could pick out the DIs and Officers in your peripheral vision because they were the only ones in long pants.

Man, the smell of new khakis and sweat still puts that fear right back into me. Fortunately it isn't a combination that I run across often. In fact, I believe that it has happened only once since I got out. I can't recall the exact circumstances (maybe surveying the TEXAS CLIPPER in the summer during my ABS days), but man, did it ever make me shudder. . . .
 
There are only four proper plebe responses (Sir/Ma'am are interchangable as appropriate)
1. Sir Yes Sir
2 Sir No Sir
3 Sir I don't know Sir
4. Sir I will find out Sir

Popular past times during indoc are PT, marching, eating (you will learn a whole new way of eating), squaring corners, drill (drill is an art), repeat. This will be broken up by classroom and waterfront time. Sleep and hygine will be at a minimum. Our showers consisted of a conga line under the six shower heads and that was all you got.

Sunday consisted of a break from most of the above and was taken up mostly by a long nap and a hot shower.
How did you make the transition to law? Was it a difficult process to change course so to speak?
Thank you
 
How did you make the transition to law? Was it a difficult process to change course so to speak?
Thank you
no more difficult than transitioning from any other industry I would imagine. I have several classmates who have done it, some are partners in their firms. Some stay with their maritime roots and practice maritime law, others have gone into other areas of law and some have been to law school and don't practice, one went back to sea.

p.s ... google Dick Wolf before asking any other questions I can't answer
 
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