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Highlights of September

(Just for Fun, Class of 2017) Permanent link
Mills Photo September flew by but had some great moments that I wanted to share. Most notably, we went to the Merchant Marine Academy for a rival game. I had a great time with the dance team cheering the football team along. I was able to make some new acquaintances and pet all of their super cute dogs that they are training as service dogs. This whole event brought the Corps of Cadets closer, as it does every year, and the 4/c get their first taste of fun with the corps in an off-base environment.


Secondly, Parents’ Weekend fell on my mother’s birthday this year. So, I took my mom around to all my classes and she had a blast taking pictures and embarrassing me. Parents’ Weekend is always fun because you get to meet all of your shipmates’ parents and there is such a warm environment in Chase Hall with everyone so happy to be with their families and show off their rooms, classes, etc. I also had the privilege of having my mom watch me carry the guidon during drill. I am proud to have been given the opportunity to help train and support the 4/c this semester, and having my mom watch me carry a symbol of that accomplishment really made my day.


September is such a great month at the Academy with so many events to look forward to. I hope to keep the positive momentum and vibes going into the rest of the semester.


More about Sydney.


Back to Blogging for 1/c Year

(The Cadet Experience, Class of 2016) Permanent link
Hirst Photo I’ve taken a two-year hiatus but I’m back to blogging for my senior year! Perhaps my lack of blogging can attest to the busy-ness of the Academy, or maybe it’s just my inability to write a decent blog post. My 3/c and 2/c years were so much better than 4/c year. The CGA allows cadets to exchange to one of the other service academies during the fall of their 2/c year, and I was blessed with the opportunity to go to the Air Force Academy. While at the Air Force Academy, I was in charge of an element (like a division) and was integrated into their Wing (equivalent to our Corps of Cadets). I had a great time seeing completely new faces and spending time in Colorado. I also was fortunate enough to fly in a glider and complete five solo free fall jumps through their soaring and jump programs, respectively.


Currently, I’m in my last year at the CGA. I am the company commander of Delta Company for the fall semester. During our senior year, we are given the opportunity to lead the Corps of Cadets in various leadership positions. As the company commander, I oversee all of the efforts of Delta Company and frequently work with my company officer. I’ve really enjoyed the position because it has kept me constantly on my toes and forced me to discover creative ways to empower others. Already the semester is flying by. It has been an awesome ride thus far! Please ask if you have any questions!


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