As a Squad Leader it is my responsibility to supervise the youngies during Inspections, Study Hours and Cleaning Stations among other duties. This week it is my duty to run cleaning stations. I have not done cleaning stations so far this semester, because our Squad Leaders run morning and night cleaning stations for an entire week, and this is my week. The past few mornings I have had to wake up at 0540 and I almost forgot how terrible it is to wake up early. Over the winter, I had to be at work by 0500 most of the time so sleeping in until 0630 spoiled me. I am the DCA Squad Leader which means that the DC Locker (Supply Closet) is my responsibility to be clean and well stocked for supplies. That means that I have to go to bed early tonight because I am a grump in the morning.
After classes today I went to work at the Phone-a-thon our MMA Foundation is putting together. The cadets involved have a stack of callers to get in touch with and make sure they are aware of our MMA events and that their information is correct and in file. On top of the verification and let them know if the happenings at MMA we give them information on the Foundation and ask if they would make a donation to help better financially support the students. We are trying to get a donor for all 1,200 students and I am optimistic we will be able to make it. I made my first phone calls today and many people did not answer, probably due to caller ID, however those that did were so nice and willing to talk to me about their time at the Academy. We even had a few alumni make gifts to help our cause! I love talking to people and I think I am really going to love it.