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Long story short it is phenomenal that she survived this long and should have been booted a long time ago.
Basic is not that hard and AIT, which comes right after Basic, trains you for your job instead of continuing to weed out threats to the strength/capability of the team. By then you could be in the army for a year, or more.
If you haven't gotten your shit together in a year, and you join your new unit clearly still a shitbag, your commanders will make sure to put you in the sort of situations that will cause you to screw up and allow them to boot you.
Edit: I'm sorry for misgendering Manning, I make this mistake all the time with my transgender or otherwise not-what-I-am people and they yell at me for it all the time. I'm not a bigot or anything lmao
There are very few ways to get rid of someone who is shitty on the team. Unless they fuck up, all you can do is aggressively ostracize them until they choose to leave, or do something just stupid enough to prompt action from higher. There are plenty of people in the Army who fit the description you quoted in the annotation. They just haven't fucked up big-time enough to get booted. Chelsea was just one soldier who fucked up so badly it made the news.
Edit: Of course 99% of people come into Basic as complete fuck-ups but the whole damn point is that you break a bit of a sweat and improve yourself.
Saw them last spring. Everyone got fat and old, and more drunk. Still one of the greatest shows of my life.
This is awesome. And thanks for sharing your courses, it's really interesting to look at.
As War pointed out in this post thread, it's highly likely that different colleges have different ways of assigning credits. In other words, "credit-hours" may not be as universal in the U.S. as I imagined. Therefore I still have no way to compare your courseload with a unit of measurement, but based on the quantity and kinds of courses you're taking, I'm just going to wish you the best of luck and imagine you're some kind of Jimmy Neutron motherfucker.
I'm taking 20 credit-hours, my roommate is taking 25 this semester. 25 credit hours is hard, at least at my college along with the very demanding athletic team for which he has daily practice.
My 20 amounts to 6 courses, 4 on one day 2 the next day. This is considered an average load at my school for freshmen. I also haven't picked a major yet, which will increase my mandatory courseload to graduate, and increase my credit hours, but i will also have knocked out the core courses that fill up my schedule before declaring a major, so I hope to stay balanced around 23 per semester maximum for the rest of my undergrad.
I didn't even know about ECTS beforehand so I can't offer an opinion on that conversion ratio, but if 51 ECTS is really around 30 credit-hours, that is beyond fucked and I hope for the sake of your sanity that it is not the case.