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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Navy photo by Mr. We would also appreciate your including the author’s bio and full contact information in your article, although this is not a requirement. The Navy life is amazing.

The United States military has historically done a very good ponts of instilling mental toughness in its people. You were responsible for knowing all of it, and memorizing at lot of it. Your daughter has my utmost respect for her service!

Prior to lowering, a half-masted ensign shall be closed-up. He attended the U. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. What was the goal of the “come around” system? Tollaksen on November 6, at 1: Jacqui Murray on November 5, at 4: I wish your daughter much luck and a happy life!! In addition, success in combat requires tremendous willpower and an unwillingness to give up, no matter what the odds or previous failures.

I was born on the crest of a wave and rocked in the cradle of the deep. These sources reinforce the central themes during Plebe Year: It’s just that the learning process at the Academy was a little more, shall we say, focused.

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Mental Toughness The Navy Way

Rentz, giving his life jacket to a seaman in the sinking of the U. In what over-arching way would you describe the U. The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong. Listed below are some excerpts relevant to Sea Scouting from Reef Pointsa small booklet all Midshipmen at the United States Naval Academy are expected to commit to memory.

The only way I got through it was teamwork. Navytaken or made as part of that person’s official duties. For example, there was a requirement when Poonts was there of course, all of my experiences are over 30 years out of date to run a mile in under 6 minutes and 30 seconds. You are commenting using your Twitter account. The goal of the “come around” was rfef put the plebe under a great deal of stress, then get inside his head and see what he was made of, to see if he could take it, to weed out weak people.

This usually went on past the point of exhaustion, to reinforce the point that you don’t quit just because you are tired or uncomfortable.

Mental toughness is the ability to persevere in pursuit of a goal, no matter how long it takes or how much pain is involved. You are commenting using your WordPress. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: How do you match that in the civilian world?

With this I was able to apply for openings and was hired as a Planning Officer with this project office. It is the willpower needed to complete the mission regardless of obstacles.


When I was there you were only allowed 6 electives in 4 years, and the required curriculum was mainly science, math, and engineering. Image title NM Annapolis, Md. I memorized it as a plebe in The Best of badge signals best in class ranking on the LinkedIn platform. Cole Consultants name, design and related marks are trademarks of William B.

An Irish Pennant is an unseamanlike, dangling loose end of a line or piece of clothing. After a long period of extra attention from one Second Classman Junior I was caught outside my room without my copy of “Reef Points”.

This interview was conducted to help people learn poibts Navy’s methods of instilling mental toughness in future officers. Test scores from boxing, wrestling, swimming, and gymnastics were combined with academic grades and performance evaluations from summer professional training in the fleet to produce a class ranking.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: As a Plebe, you are required to memorize the poem “All in the State of Mind. You don’t have to come back. Why do they do this?

The upperclassmen I dealt with were very good at inducing stress poinst using the many tools at their disposal! How did the Academy experience change you?

There are no escape clauses, no pointw, no waivers, special favors, or accommodations for the many hurdles and obstacles between you and the goal of graduation.