More on the Hay Down Situation

Slater posted this earlier.  I reached out to a very close contact (a brother VMI 83) who is presently the Deputy Emergency Management Director for Rockbridge County.  He confirmed it is true.  The Fire Marshal based his decision on the fact that VMI was in violation of the Commonwealth of Virginia Fire Code which hopefully later today I will have chapter and verse.  As explained to me part of the problem stems from the fact that currently VMI is overcrowded in barracks with 6 men sleeping in 5 man rooms, 5 in 4, and 4 in 3.

This is a case of the bureaucracy being out of control and just plain fucking stupid.

Obvious solutions:

  • Close VMI as a health and fire hazard
  • Require Cadets to sleep in shifts so proper egress is available
  • Forbid sleeping in barracks thus requiring that Cadets forthwith will sleep on the Parade Ground in 2 man pup tents.
    • No longer make it a boneable offense to sleep in Class (not that it ever stopped anyone)

JFC is all I can say.  (You don’t want to know what that stands for!).

About keydet1976

Retired as a Colonel in the United States Army after 33 years of service. Graduate of the VMI, MA in History at JMU, completed course work for Ph.D in History University of Tennessee.
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