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Entrevista a un cadete de la AGM

Interview with an AGM cadet

In this post we bring you another interview from our Discord channel. In this case to a colleague from the AGM, we hope you like it.

1- Why did you decide to enter the AGM? What was your average grade in high school? What do you consider the minimum to enter?

First of all, I wanted to be a soldier since I have liked it a lot since I was little, I watched a lot of documentaries about the armed forces and I got very interested, plus I have many relatives in the FAS. But in addition to vocation there is also the part that in addition to doing what I like, I wanted to help and I think that the best way to help is this.

I got an 8.88 average in high school. To be sure of entering you have to always go for 10 but a 9 is very good.

2- How did you prepare for admission? Are they very strict in the medical entrance tests, specifically in vision?

I don't know if you mean physically or with studies. But physically, I have always been quite well, I cycled a lot, I swam a lot and in the Physical Education exams of the Cooper test and that, I went quite well. In high school I went running to train for the 1 km and in the end I found it quite easy. With my studies, in high school I put in a lot of effort and I got a good grade, in the selectivity I got a very good grade in the subjects that are weighted like maths and Physics.

On Earth they are not at all strict with the issue of vision, where they are strict is in the air where they give you quite a few tests.

3- How was your first month at the AGM? Was the adaptation phase very hard?

It was part of the adaptation phase, I was always very tired, but little by little I got used to it, which is what it is done for. But I really liked it since there you already meet your classmates and your next best friends.

The adaptation phase was hard since we come from a very different way of living, you come back from the summer holidays to be constantly exhausted and sleep very few hours. I believe that this phase is essential since if someone cannot endure it, I will tell you that this is not your place, people always leave sooner or later and that is good for those who were left at the door of entering.

4- What studies are taken at the AGM? Is everything that the curriculum says is really done?

On Earth the subjects of Industrial Engineering are studied and the Civil Guard the subjects of Security Engineering. Which are those of the University of Zaragoza, but we also do the respective military subjects, topography, land weapons systems, etc.

Yes, in my case I don't know if there was a year in which fewer or more subjects were taught.

5- What is the class schedule like and what do you do in the afternoon apart from studying?

It's like the schedule is a regular university, with its respective breaks and that. In the afternoon you not only have to study during the mandatory hours, but if you want to do well it is important to study more. In the afternoon sometimes we do closed order, small surprise maneuvers, sports, etc.

6- What is a day at the AGM like?

In the morning Diana and form, the ensigns review, have breakfast and straight to class, we have common areas that only the cadets can access to hang out, we have our time for sports, study and something else that they make us do the controls. We also take turns with the imaginary guards and the academy guards along with the military police at the access doors and so on. And then dinner and bed.

7- What do you do for maneuvers?

I'm going to tell you more or less what we have done in the maneuvers I had these past 2 weeks. We have "shot" with the tr90 which is the copy of the c90 but for training that is fired with an electric cartridge. We have done urban combat in the facilities that they built recently, we have kicked a lot, we have gone to the shooting range, also to the simulation range, we have done orientation, combat practices...

8- What is the AGM like in this COVID cycle?

Now it's much better, you can now invite the family to events with the invitations they give you. But at the beginning it was the worst that not even my family could go to my flag oath, although thanks to YouTube they saw it live there.

9- What advice would you give to those who want to enter the AGM?

Let him study and study, the easiest way is to get a good grade in high school and of course prepare himself physically. I was lucky that my parents supported me a lot and I was very motivated to continue studying, the hard thing is to get the motivation. The first courses are the hardest because it is where you study the most, but the last ones are the practical ones and the ones that are really cool.

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Marcos Terrones - July 7, 2022

Yo también estuve en una academia militar, en mi caso del Aire y todo, todo lo que soy a día de hoy se lo debo al Ejército….

Javier Santander Villena - March 3, 2022

Comparto su comentario, porque soy Militar y el éxito en esta noble empresa es amar lo que haces y finalizar la jornada con la satisfacción del deber cumplido y también porque tengo un hijo en primer curso de la AGM.

CARLOS - March 3, 2022


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