"Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists." George Bush/ C.Captain
or in other words... If you don't have an uncompromising hatred against a maritime academy and a regimented system, then you must have a raging boner for it.
Craziness here. lol.
Steamer (January 16th, 2012)
If you weren't so ignorant you would recognize that c. captain is a very helpful member in gcaptain and maybe just maybe you would be more respectful.Originally Posted by TMAcadet1
PR-9, That may be so, but I must be extremely ignorant then based on what I've seen.
Last edited by TMAcadet1; January 17th, 2012 at 09:37 AM.
Well, as for me at CMA, I have learned that our corps does little to contributing to our professionalism. I sit in class everyday with a bunch of disrespectful douche bags who giggle and whisper in the back of the classrooms like little girls. You know who you are. The biggest issue our school has in my opinion is our arrogant cadets questioning orders and not doing as they are told. Maybe your corps at your schools have been able to mitigate this? Maybe due to my slightly older age I am more conscious of these idiots behaving like morons. I dunno. What I do know is every time I step on a ship, and am granted the opportunity to spend any time with an old salt, I walk away with more knowledge than any regimented corps could give me. Those guys know more shit, have seen more shit, and are what this industry is. Thank you, seriously, for being patient with us....
X2 on the disrespectful douche bags. That is one of my biggest pet peeves. If you can't shut the hell up for an hour or so, then don't come to class. I had a physics teacher last semester who is bit hard to understand because of her ethnicity. Add on top of that two punks in the back of class talking, not whispering, about their plans for the weekend. The teacher wasn't doing anything about it, so I had to interrupt her lesson to tell the two to either shut up or leave because people are actually trying to learn. The teacher thanked me after class for doing that.
How does the regimented lifestyle compare to real bootcamp and military practices? Im active duty and looking to go through SUNY's MS program for 3rd mate when I get out. I understand I'll be with kids 8-10yrs younger than me but Im just curious as to how it compares to what I live now.
Its a joke. You may or may not have to go through the 2 week indoctrination, I'm not sure how that works for the masters, then you'll become a day student. You'll wear your uniform to class and that's it. I know they were trying to make day students go to formation but I don't know what the outcome was.
Who's the internet tough guy? I went to SUNY so I'm pretty sure I'm qualified to answer this question. Compared to basic for any branch of the military, the indoctrination period is a joke. Guys who served usually get moved to day student and it cuts out a ton of the regiment stuff. If you won't talking to me then I'm sorry for reading your message wrong, but if you were, then I find it hard to believe you're trying to call me an internet tough guy....
Dude, calm down. That post was a spammer that uses quotes from earlier in the thread (and sometimes other threads).
As I said, if it was not for me then I'm sorry i took it that way....Originally Posted by Capt. Phoenix
We have 2 academy grads on our boat who don't know how to splice 3 strand. Thats just amazing.
Wow that's sad what academy?Originally Posted by coolb43
You couldn't have just let this thread die could you?
Hey, I've known marlinspike since I was a young teen going to sailing camp. During academy orientation I showed the rates a few tricks they had not seen before.
PlEASE don't paint the current crop of cadets with the broad brush of incompentence.