Originally Posted by adfpaintballer
ITT: I put off writing my paper.
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- Monday is supposed to be our "light" workouts for PT. What should I expect?
- I haven't been trained yet in proper greetings and saluting, and because of that I don't know how to greet people. Do I call all enlisted by their rank and all officers "sir" or "mam"?
- How to I refer to myself? I hear I'm supposed to say "this candidate..."
- I think I do OCS between my jr and sr year...anybody here been through that wanna make some comments about it?
- I'm pretty out of shape....like I said I haven't been active for over a year. I went for a light mile run the other day and ran 7'07". I'm guessing PT will get me in shape fast, right?
- Any tips/comments/recommendations?
1) In my PT, we do, MSE's (Muscular Strength & endurance) and intervals. So be ready to run at least two miles, and lots of upper body and ab workouts.
2) I'm not sure about NROTC, but we refer to the NCO's as their rank, and the officers we greet them with a salute (if outside) and a good morning sir (or ma'am), or something along those lines.
3) In Army ROTC, in between MS3 (Junior) & MS4 (Senior) year, we go to LDAC (Leadership Development Assesment Camp, I'm pretty sure that's the name of it.), again, I'm not sure how NROTC goes, but I'm sure you'll be doing something like that. They just evaluate you on all the things you've learned throughout ROTC. (PT test, CWST, Squad leading abilites, etc...) They grade you on how well (or bad) you do.
4) Yes, PT will get you in shape. How many times a week do you do it? Since you're out of shape, you might want to do some extra PT to get caught up to the other cadets.
Just go in there with an open mind and remember that after you commission, it'll be well worth it.