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"Students at the USNA are..." Annapolis Local Custom Tip by bokononist

Annapolis Local Customs: 8 reviews and 6 photos

Students at the USNA are called 'midshipmen,' not cadets. There are a lot of traditions and a lot of very specific elements to everything they do (ie. insignia on their uniforms). It's better to ask your tour guide what it all means, mids don't really like to be pestered with such questions. They are students at one of the best schools in the country, and deserve to be treated with a little respect - they're doing a lot more than most college students.
Also, don't try to challenge them with your knowlege of military and/or naval history; unless you are a joint chief or otherwise a leading expert in the field, I guarantee they know more than you.
Just in general be respectful of these fine young men and women.

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  • Written Aug 26, 2002
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