Corps of Cadets recognizes 2014 rook class

At 11:04 p.m. on Feb. 1, 2015, the rook class of 2014 was recognized into the Norwich University Corps of Cadets by Cadet Col. Reagan Steen, the Corps’ regimental commander. 

In attendance were three members of the Norwich Old Guard, which includes all alumni who graduated from the university over 50 years ago.

The new cadets endured 19 weeks of Rook Basic Training, which came together on Saturday in a culminating event which included gear runs, a physical fitness test, and evaluations of basic cadet skills and knowledge.

This rook class is the second in the last two years that has been recognized after 19 weeks, breaking the recent trend of recognizing recruits after a longer period of about 24 weeks, which usually meant the beginning of March.

The new system is designed to use more of the year to allow freshmen to transition from recruits into cadets, thereby allowing them to be better prepared for corporal positions during their sophomore year.

The class was granted the following privileges by the regimental commander:

v Can visit upperclassmen

barracks

v Can visit civilian dorms

v Can go to chow on their own

v Music, videos, movies,

games on PEDs authorized

v Doors closed as desired

v Can sleep as desired

Can use Centennial Stairs

v Can use front doors to

buildings

No rook covers

Black nametags

Can walk across bricks

Authorized walking leave

The Guidon Staff congratulates the new cadets of 2015 on their recognition.

 

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