[QUOTE=Jetryder223;107316]No, the regiment serves a purpose. We have a saying that before you can give an order, you needs to know how to take an order. The discipline associated with the regiment is important. [/QUOTE]
Finally someone gets it. Thank You. The regiment is important because I cannot imagine any of the “civilian” students at SUNY Maritime have the professionalism to get a job over a Cadet that has the Regiment experience.
[QUOTE=Fraqrat;107319]No I did not attend an academy. I can see wearing a uniform of some sort like jeans and a t shirt. I can see being clean shaven and well groomed. The whole pretend military thing is a bit much. Shiny boots, pressed uniforms, demerits and all of that nonsense is over the top.[/QUOTE]
How else are the schools supposed to be effective. If there is no way to reprimand offenders how is the system supposed to work. You can tell someone to do something but if there are no consequences for disobedience you just look like a hypocrite.
For those of you that want to say that this is nothing like the industry please tell me, are there forms that get filled out for employees that do not wear proper PPE or do not follow procedures properly? Are there disciplinary forms that get filled out for employees worthy of such? You don’t even need to answer that question. The answer is YES. Gee, that sounds like demerits to me. What do you know, these academies do reflect real life and do offer training for the Cadet’s future employment.
Just because a Cadet is a Cadet doesn’t necessarily mean that they have no experience in the industry. Please think before you speak and if you have not attended an academy maybe you should do your research before you go criticizing everyone that puts time and effort into the regiments at the academies.
This is also for everyone at SUNY Maritime, just MAN-THE-F****-UP. This school is not that difficult and the regiment is not an issue in your everyday lives. It does not interfere with your studies. If anything it helps you because it wakes you up in the morning so you don’t miss class and it tells you what clothes to wear. If you can’t handle the simple, easy structure I pity each and everyone of you on your first ship as a third mate. Good luck not getting fired.
Also for everyone at SUNY Maritime, you are all adults now. So for those of you that call mommy every time that someone yells at you or tells you to shave, GTFO. You can’t go running home to mommy when you are on a ship in the middle of the ocean. The parent’s association at SUNY Maritime is ridiculous. There is no need for parent involvement in a college students life.