Thursday, November 12, 2015


The Corps of Cadets Honor Court at my daughter's school recommended that she be expelled from the Corps.

Her sin?  When she wrote a statement of what happened during her roommates contravention of the Corps rules, she skipped over that she helped her roommates make a bed on the floor for the guys who were staying there past legal hours.  The next day, realizing that she should have included that, she amended her report to indicate that she had done that.

The Corps calls that initial omission 'lying on an official document'.  Not tolerable for someone who's going to be an officer.  Except, she's not.  She's in the civilian track. Everyone I've talked to says yeah, she'll get punished, but nothing serious.


My disgust with the Corps knows no bounds. I imagine they're deeply concerned about that.


Tabor said...

I wonder if this Corps group has a bit of a personality that others might not, or is the do or die military philosophy?

Tabor said...

I forgot to add that I am so sorry for her pain right now. I am sure she will take this and build on it and come out a stronger person.

Cerulean Bill said...

Right now she is shattered, as are we. If I could nuke the Corps, I would.

RozWarren said...

and if I could help you nuke the Corps, I would. What a bunch of assholes.

Cerulean Bill said...

Thank you, Roz.

The thing is, most of them are not. Several are too rulebound for me, but they are mostly decent people. But some are not, and this time, they picked on my daughter. I contacted four or five people in the Parents of Cadets Facebook page,to get their take, and most said THIS IS BOGUS, THIS IS OUT OF LINE, YOU SHOULD APPEAL THIS DECISION. Some of them quoted their cadet kids as saying People are up in arms, they can't believe this. So I hope she appeals.Its my daughters call to make, but I sure hope she does.

I'm trying not to think about the fact that the person who judges the appeal is the one who runs this system.