Reef Points [United States Naval Academy] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Essential USNA protocol and informational guide. 18 Apr Per the Plebe Summer website, ; When reporting for I-Day, Plebes will be expected to know. Listed below are some excerpts relevant to Sea Scouting from Reef Points, a small booklet all Midshipmen at the United States Naval Academy are expected to.

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The guy went nuts! An Irish Pennant is an unseamanlike, dangling loose end of a line or piece of clothing. He should be the soul of tact, patience, justice, firmness, kindness, and charity. And, of course, if you are pounts or the uniform is not correct uwna every way, you earn another “come around”!

Military officers in particular require stringent mental toughness in order to perform and lead to their utmost under pressure. Great web site and great info! Find out why you should want to attend USNA, how to get in, what’s the lifestyle, how to get started, problem-solving usnw you’re stalled. Left or right full rudder! You are commenting using your WordPress.

Naval Academy from tograduated and was commissioned as an Ensign inand served on active duty for 5 years.

Mental Toughness The Navy Way

But I want to emphasize that you do not have to attend the Naval Academy or serve in the military to learn mental toughness. Your personal information will not be sold or shared with any third parties under any circumstances.


Jacqui Murray on November 5, at 4: If my memory serves me, they checked to ensure we were where we were supposed to be class, formation, etc. When you leave a comment, WordPress stores your gravatar name, IP Address, comment, and email address. My father who was a retired Commander in the USCG advised me to join the Navy because of the wide career paths available.

Reef Points | Another USNA Midshipman

Those things happen and we have to adjust. Sound six short blasts on the ship’s whistle! If you drop out of the Academy, people will always suspect “you couldn’t take it. Every plebe was expected to be able to recite from memory feef of the following: As my family would tell you, I hate to make excuses, I hate to give up, and I have an almost obsessive aversion to being late. On the strength of one link in the cable, Dependeth the might of the chain.

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Why do they do this? You don’t have to come back. Smooth seas do not skillful sailors make. If the file has been modified from its original state, some details such as the timestamp may not fully reflect those of the original file. The upperclassmen I dealt with were very good at inducing stress by using the many tools at their disposal! Deef me of new posts via email. Where’s the Bo’suns Mate? Backing usma the wind is a change in direction, counter-clockwise.

Reef Pointspp. Where else could you do that? I did make an error in the plints for my qualification in submarines—it was Decemberalmost 50 years ago. Every tooth in me head is a marlinspike; the hair on me head is hemp. What was the goal of the “come around” system? When my daughter wanted a book on how to get into the Naval Academy, all she could find were books that told her how hard it was, how selective they were, how very few could achieve it.


For example, there was a requirement when I was there of course, all of my experiences are over 30 years out of date to run a mile reed under 6 minutes and 30 seconds.

Who knows when thou may’st be tested? It is by no means enough that an officer of the Navy should be a capable mariner. They want to instill certain attributes required by a Naval Officer: Qualifications of a Naval Officer A new officer.

After a while, it seemed foolish to have put up with so much and then not complete the process. I loved submarines until my career came up against a roadblock and I knew I had to resign or stay at sea for another few years to serve in surface ships again.

And obstacles can be overcome. It eventually becomes a way of life. To Hunt a Sub.

Bo’suns Mate – “Man number 2 or 3 lifeboat! Did this ever get out of control?