Beast Barracks is a grueling six-week summer training program for new cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
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Chapter 1: Showing Up
...Point in the summer before they even start classes, leaving during the demanding program called Beast Barracks . For seven weeks, new cadets train intensively from 5 in the morning to 10... (full context)
...grit scores weren’t correlated with their admissions scores. But grit did predict who quit during Beast Barracks and who stayed on. Duckworth then took her grit experiments to other settings. She found... (full context)
Chapter 12: A Culture of Grit
...violent hazing was the norm. This helped explain why so many cadets dropped out of Beast Barracks —only the toughest made it through. By 1990, West Point brought its actions in line... (full context)