Posted by: Jacqui Murray | August 18, 2015

Plebe Parent Weekend is Past; Reform is Coming

usna The physicality of plebe summer is over. Now it’s the brain’s turn to exercise. Brigade Reform, when all Midshipmen return to USNA, is August 20th and classes begin August 24th.

It’s not just USNA–it’s all the military academies that are welcoming their newest class to their Academies. You probably saw lots of videos of USNA’s Plebe Parent weekend, but did you see West Point’s? Watch this (from an earlier year). I’m sure you’ll agree it’s inspirational:

During Cadet Basic Training (CBT) also known as “Beast,” plebes have to memorize lots of different bits of information and military phrases, mottos, and quotes. One of them is the Soldier’s Creed. With no disrespect to the Soldier’s Creed, I thought that Plebes needed something of their own, so I changed up the words, and this is what turned out.
Hope you enjoy it.


Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a tech columnist for TeachHUBEditorial Review Board member for ISTE’s Journal for Computing Teachers, and freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Currently, she’s editing a thriller for her agent that should be out to publishers this winter.

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