January 2013 marks yet another new year and being back at the Academy is both overwhelming yet very exciting. We are nearly done with our first week of classes and hopefully getting back into the flow of the academic year, however upon return, I realized that the summer is not far and for the class of 2015 that means cadre summer is within months! It is so strange to think that just a year and a half ago, we were swabs going through the initiation process of the Academy and becoming 4/c amongst the corps of cadets and now as the spring semester begins so do all the applications for our summer assignments and other opportunities that open up during 2/c year. I am so excited to put in my requests and see what role I will be playing this upcoming summer. I am looking forward to welcoming the class of 2017 and to also go through this unique leadership experience. I hope this semester flies by like the fall semester since for the class of 2015, we are looking at being able to wear civilian clothes again, leading the class of 2017, and possibly going on exchange to different service academies for a semester. There is a lot to look forward to, but there is still a whole academic semester standing in the way. I hope I can get my preference for the summer and also be accepted to the exchange program, but as for right now all I can do is wait, study hard in my classes, and help the class of 2016 learn everything they need to know for their Boards Indoctrination.
Wish everyone the best of luck with another academic semester, and for prospective cadets waiting to hear back from the Academy, I hope I get to see your faces on July 1st!
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