Beginning with the seven weeks of Plebe summer, Fourth Class begin their road to training and learning the skills and tools they will need as future Naval
Officers. During the seven weeks of Plebe Summer, all Plebes are challenged and strengthened physically, mentally, and morally as a part of the mission of the USNA. From running several
miles per week, to morning PEP for 90 minutes every morning, to memorizing Reef Points and fulfilling their responsibilities, Plebes learn very quickly to work together and to do things the Navy way,
right down to folding their clothes... Many of these things may not make sense now, but everything has a rhyme and reason for being.
During the Academic year the physical training continues, alongside their academic studies, physical, athletic, military and professional training.