- Aug 5, 2007
Basically, just as I titled this thread. Only 76 percent of all cadets return for the next year. Is there something I should know about?
Wholly.. definitely hell hole #1...
Some people told me that VMI physically is much more difficult than USMA. True story?
I grabbed an old thread to ask the question again...
My DS matriculated on Saturday 17th and is no home Monday the 26th..
By Tuesday he said all but his company had already lost cadets, he's not certain of the numbers, but that's pretty staggering just to think about it...
What I learned a little late is VMI is the only military type university that allows upper class cadets to run all the training.. they are not supervised by faculty or other adult staff members... so much attune to what happens at VMI stays at VMI..
My DS came home traumatized and showing signs of PTSD, and I know what I'm talking about I'm an Active Duty US Army Colonel with 28 years of service and counting.. if my sergeants or lieutenants did what the "cadre" did / do.. they would receive ART-15s and if they worked for me my career would be over.. I'm all for tough training.. but physical and mental hazing has no place... in our service and especially not in our colleges and universities