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Branch Notification Night

First Class Cadets learn the results of their Branch selection during a November ceremony at Eisenhower Hall and the Affiliation Class is once again present. During this significant event a distinguished member of the Affiliation Class speaks to the First Class Cadets about the potential impact of their Branch assignments. Once the Affiliation speaker and Commandant have made their remarks to the Firsties, the First Captain tells the cadets to “Open Envelopes,” at which time they rip open the envelopes containing the official notification of their respective Branches. This notification takes the form of a set of Branch insignia—“First Brass”—provided courtesy of the Affiliation Class.

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