Today, the USMA Class of 2012 graduated and commissioned in the U.S. Army, and the Class of 2015 was officially recognized by the upperclass cadets of the United States Military Academy. Plebe year has ended.
With the end of the year come the assortment of privileges granted to upperclass cadets; we can now talk outside, don’t have to walk on the walls or cup our hands, and can eat inside Grant Hall. Yet out most important new responsibility is the plebe entrusted to each of us when we return in August for the new school year. We are responsible for everything our plebes do; when they break a rule or miss a class, we are both held responsible.
Yuk year will be much different than plebe year, but I’m eager to get underway. Until then, off to Air Assault School, some leave with my family, and Cadet Field Training at Camp Buckner.