Ahh, the people you meet at the various academies and schools you go to in the military! I will go out on a limb and assume that all the branches of service have variations of the same spectrum of “types” that you always seem to meet over and over again. There’s the huge, muscle-bound Physical Fitness Monster, frequently seen chugging energy drinks and chewing jerky (or was that an old boot?); there’s at least one female who’s the “Barbie doll”– attractive and perky; there’s the “serious girl”, overshadowed by the Barbie Doll and simultaneously feeling relieved by the companionship of sisterhood in what is still mostly a boys’ club… and also a bit of resentment about overlooked achievements due to “Barbie’s” presence.
There’s the horn dog (frequently mooning over Barbie) who seems to be under the impression that the academy is a singles’ bar; the really nerdy guy everyone wants to be teamed with for academic achievement; and the kind of weird dude who seems a bit too intense and likes to act like he knows something important that you overlooked… and who knows? Maybe he’s right.
There’s bound to be several perfectly normal and well-adjusted fellow students in the class, but somehow these types always manage to send at least one representative to each class, no matter what. We’ll have a chance to meet some of them while Joe goes through the Academy Experience.