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Hey guys,

 

So along with 2000 other people I entered the cadetship competition this year and I just got word yesterday that after half a year of bloody stressful stages and constant cutting, I and 19 others been accepted into the 91st Cadet Class and begin my officer training on the 6th of October. It lasts 15 months and as you can imagine, I will be seeing very little of a computer. It's bitter sweat as I obviously really love this place, it'll be my 3 year anniversary here soon enough and the other annoying side is that I really wanted to push for some basic improvements in UOTC in regards to the most basic courses. The guys in UOTC know the specifics of it but I won't be able to oversee it. However, when I come out in 15 months, I will be a Lieutenant and hopefully either in an infantry or mech infantry unit so can come back with some knowledge for the group. This though has been my dream since I was very, very young. So I can't wait and I expect channels to come to attention when I enter them in 2016. :biggrin:

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Best of luck on your training!
Out of curiosity, who will be running UOTC in your stead? 

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Best of luck on your training!

Out of curiosity, who will be running UOTC in your stead? 

 

Not sure, but anyone who wants to, please come see me so I can pass over the plan and get it implemented.

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Have fun Thawk, I'm glad your plan ended up working, I still remember when you were pursuing that degree :)

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Hot Damn THawk.  I know that feeling, I nearly jumped out of my boots when I got accepted to USMA.  While I ended up pursuing a different path, but I know you will excel at yours.  Best of luck.

Just maybe a teeny less sarcasm than usual for your instructors?

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Glad to see all your work paid off, man. Still, 15 months for officer training? That's quite a while, especially compared to US officer training time. Good luck to you, even if you probably won't need it. :tongue:

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Month in guys. Grand so far, just a lot of "military socialisation" so lack of sleep, lots of physical training, lectures all day and then drill. My reserve experience is getting me through the drill easy enough but the lack of sleep and PT is killing me seeing as I sprained my ankle there a week ago. Ran in the last PT session until the company commander ordered me to stop.

 

Anyway, onto the community thing. My own personal plan would be to go on a "sabbatical" and remain in my position but on leave so that when I come back I can just hop back into the training with whoever will be in charge then. Probably some Danish alliance. But I understand the community may of course not want that, so what every you guys feel is necessary.

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I typed a long post with tips but somehow it got closed when I looked something up.... :x .

 

in short:

-Do small 10-15 minute 'power naps' whenever possible, but not any longer as you will be more tired otherwise.

-tape your ankle. Not on your foot/ankle but on your boot if possible. You can use more tape and it prevents blisters.

-Hydrate as much ass possible. Cramps mean it is already too late. Little bit of salt in your water can help but watch out with such things.

-Bring small bags of sugar (things you get with your coffee/tea). Those help a little bit against hunger and keep you from fainting when your blood glucose levels (or whatever it is called) are getting to low.

 

edit: Damn spelling.

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What up guys. Hope you're all getting on good. From what I manage to briefly read during my down time UO seems to be kicking again. Jealous I can't be apart of it. Seems like I lost my commission here but hopefully will be getting one in real life :D I'm doing well, sleep deprived and highly stressed but well. On a weekend pass, we get one every four weeks now. Our training has ramped up a lot now, focusing heavily on section level tactics culminating in a massive field exercise where we are assessed in a section assault. This then leads onto platoon level tactics. Anyway, Enjoy all the good craic in ARMA. Don't be too happy that I'm no longer around!!

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What up guys. Hope you're all getting on good. From what I manage to briefly read during my down time UO seems to be kicking again. Jealous I can't be apart of it. Seems like I lost my commission here but hopefully will be getting one in real life :biggrin: I'm doing well, sleep deprived and highly stressed but well. On a weekend pass, we get one every four weeks now. Our training has ramped up a lot now, focusing heavily on section level tactics culminating in a massive field exercise where we are assessed in a section assault. This then leads onto platoon level tactics. Anyway, Enjoy all the good craic in ARMA. Don't be too happy that I'm no longer around!!

 

Don't know you obviously but hope the weekend is a whopper man. One in four weeks is a dangerous level of pressure release.

Keep it going with the course too, sounds unreal, a really great opportunity hard won.

 

Curious though, where you from man? I'm from Mayo myself. It's fine if you don't want to say of course. PERSEC and all that.

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