Welcome to Bootcamp! Welcome to the journey of breaking down false barriers. From here on out, you will be challenged. You will be pushed. You will learn that pain is weakness leaving the body!
However, you don't embark on this adventure alone. You're amongst a squad. Teamwork! Know it! Practice it! You'll need it! No one gets through this alone. You need to motivate and inspire your squadmate to stick to it for "just one more day" because tomorrow you may need the same.
You also have a dedicated Squad Leader that's here to push you and teach you to push yourself. If you pay attention, maybe, just maybe, you'll learn something along the way.
In addition, I'm here. At this time I will formally introduce myself:
My name is Jessica L. Jacobson, 2d Lt. Jacobson or ma'am to you. I am the creator of bootcamp and oversee its progress. This is the first bootcamp cycle, but I know it can, and will, be a success. If you have any problems, questions, or concerns, be they bootcamp related or not, don't hesitate to contact me. My e-mail address is ReignFreedom@msn.com and my screen name on AIM is goldnscarlet.
A point I believe I have neglected to bring up is custom and courtest when speaking with seniors. Your Squad Leader and I are here for you, but we are not your contemporaries at this time. Address YOUR Squad Leader as Squad Leader Name or ma'am. Address OTHER Squad Leaders as ma'am only. We're not stuck up pricks. If you'd like to speak with any of us, simply ask permission to speak freely, don't forget the Minus Me concept, and much more often than not we'll gladly grant it. As we are to treat you with respect, you are to reciprocate that.
Good luck, recruits. I can't wait to welcome you into the sisterhood of MMs!