The COVID pandemic has shaped his time at West Point. Plebes reported two weeks later than the originally scheduled Reception Day. Friends and family were not allowed on post to see off their Cadets, nor were they allowed to attend Acceptance Day at the conclusion of CBT, when "New Cadets" are officially accepted into the Corps of Cadets. Masks, of course, are ubiquitous, and many classes have on-line sessions. The Corps of Cadets are the only fans allowed in the stands for football. The class of '24 motto is the very appropriate "Like None Before".
The Army goes rolling along, and the Corps still has many in-person classes, lots of PT, fall football games, room inspections, and family-style meals in a mess hall that looks like Hogwarts.
The Corps is organized into companies, each with their own personality. Being Texas-born, CDT Conroy is very happy to be a C-4 Cowboy. He has fun on West Point's Model UN team and the Cowboys' company soccer team. CDT Conroy is most proud of being accepted into the Irregular Warfare Group. In IWG, select members of the Corps of Cadets "enhance their skills in small unit tactics and the troop leading procedures, so that each graduating member is better prepared for a lifetime of service to the Nation as an officer in the United States Army." IWG's faculty instructors are Green Berets, who provide *ahem* motivation during long rucks.
On his visit to West Point, then PO2 Conroy was shown around by a former Sea Cadet and then plebe. He hopes to be able to show you around at West Point, so get working on those applications!