Guide to USMA Jargon Breadcrumb cadet experience cadet jargon Term Definition AMI Morning Room Inspection. Rooms in AMI are in a high state of cleanliness. Area Abbreviation for the Cadet Area. The location of cadet barracks and academic buildings. Barracks The residence facilities where Cadets live while at West Point. Beast The last week of the 6-week Cadet Basic Training. Beat the Dean A phrase commonly used by cadets and faculty during a final exam time. Boodle Slang for snacks, food, or candy. Bugle Notes The “plebe bible.” Butter Bar A new second lieutenant. Cadet Honor Code The pledge that all cadets live by: "A cadet will not lie, cheat, or steal, or tolerate those who do." Cadre Upper Class cadets orienting new Cadets. Prospective Cadet Someone, typically high school seniors and/or juniors applying to West Point. Candidate Kit An online “package” of forms and instructions you need to complete your application. Candidate Portal A portal where current candidates can access their application files online, a password-protected site where you find your Candidate Kit. Candidate Questionnaire An initial candidate application which is considered "starting a file." Candidate Statement Three questions that the applicant (Candidate) answers in essay form as part of the application package (Candidate Kit). CFA Candidate Fitness Physical assessment that you must pass to be considered for admission to West Point. Civvies Civilian clothing. Comm. Abbreviation for the Commandant of Cadets. Company The groups of cadets that you live with. Corps of Cadets The population of Cadets at West Point. Corps Squad A member of the Corps who is on a Division I sport team. Cow Cadets in their 3rd year at West Point, similar to being a college junior. Cullum Number Reference and identification number assigned to each graduate, often referred to as the "C-number." DAD Directorate of Admissions or the Admissions Office. DMI Department of Military Instruction. DoDMERB Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board which schedules the required medical exam prior to acceptance consideration at West Point. DPE Department of Physical Education. First Captain Highest ranking Firstie, also known as the Brigade Commander. Firstie Cadets in their 4th Year at West Point, similar to being a college senior. Full Bird A Colonel in the US Army. Goat Engineer Game A football game between the "Goats" (the bottom half of the senior (Firstie) class academically), and the "Engineers" (the top half). Held just before the Army-Navy game. Gold Book Military book on the character program. Green Book Military book on the military program. Green Girl Slang for the issued cadet bed comforter. Hell Cats Musicians who sound reveille and the calls. The Howitzer Annual yearbook. IOTC Indoor Obstacle Course Test. JAG Judge Advocate General - the ‘law firm’ of the Army. Letter of Assurance Communication to an applicant (Candidate) that he or she will most likely be offered admission upon completion of their application (Candidate Kit). The Long Gray Line The prestigious corps of West Point graduates who represent high achievement and the promise of outstanding, ethical leadership. Ma'am How to address a female officer. Mess The Mess Hall is the facility where cadets eat their meals every day. Nomination A formal recommendation from a Congressional member or other authorized official that is required for admission. ODIA Athletics. Parents Almanac Helpful information for parents that is posted on the Candidate Portal, usually in February or March. Parents Club A support network for families of cadets located throughout the U.S. Personal Data Record A basic form that the applicant (Candidate) fills out as part of the application process (Candidate Kit). Plebe Cadets in their 1st year at West Point, similar to being a college freshman. PMI Afternoon Inspection, a state less than AMI. Prepster Someone who attends or attended the prep school. Reception Day or R-Day The day that the incoming class of cadets reports to West Point, usually the last Monday in June. Red Book Military book on the academic program. SAMI Saturday Morning Inspection. The most difficult level of room inspections. Scrambling The changing of companies. Sir How to address a male officer. SLE Summer Leaders Experience, a week-long immersion experience for prospective students the summer before their senior year of high school. Slug A member of the Corps who is not on a Corps or Club squad team. Squid One who attends the Naval Academy. Supe Abbreviation for the Superintendent of West Point. The highest ranking officer on post. TAC Abbreviation for Tactical Officer. Tactical Officers are Army officers who help run each cadet company. There are 36 cadet companies. TEE Term End Examination, also known as finals. Thayer Award Given annually by the academy since 1958, the award honors an outstanding citizen whose service and accomplishments in the national interest exemplify the academy’s motto, “Duty, Honor, Country.” Thayer Week A particularly busy week that entails multiple academic , military and physical requirements. USCC United States Corps of Cadets. USMA United States Military Academy, also synonymous with West Point. USMAPS (Prep School) United States Military Academy Prep School. West Point Field Force Active duty, retired Army officers, or civilian members who help recruit future cadets. White Book Military book on the physical program. WPR Written Partial Review. A test given during a class. Yucks or Yearlings Cadets in their 2nd year at West Point , similar to being a college sophomore. Zoomie One who attends the Air Force Academy.