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|Training at BCT|
Basic Training consist of nine weeks of intense training designed to hone your skills, teach you new skills, optimize your physical and mental performance. It will prepare you mentally, physically, and emotionally to be the best that you can be.
New recruits attend Boot Camp/Basic Training in one of several places. These include: Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina; Fort Knox, Louisville, Kentucky; Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Missouri; Fort McClellan, Anniston, Alabama; or Fort Sill, Lawton, Oklahoma. Where you attend is relative to the location of the Advanced Individual Training (Job Training) you will attend after Basic Training.
If you enlist in one of the Combat Arms MOS's, you may attend Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training at one location: Fort Benning for infantry; Fort Knox for armor; Fort Leonard Wood for combat engineers, military police, and chemical.
Below you will find an overview of the Basic combat Training Brigade at Fort Benning GA.
The nine-week Program Of Instruction (POI) is broken down into three phases of three weeks. These phases are:
Red Phase or Patriot Phase
This phase focuses on the starting the soldierization process. The following subjects are introduced and taught.
Following this three week phase the soldiers transition into Phase II.
White Phase or Gunfighter Phase
This phase of training focuses on basic soldier skills.
Once the soldier has learned the basic soldier skills he can then be taught more advanced skills in phase III.
Blue Phase or Warrior Phase
This phase is the culmination phase. The soldier is taught more advanced combat skills and is then required to demonstrate proficiency on all skills taught throughout the course. This phase consists of:
Following completion of this phase the soldier will have met all graduation requirements and is prepared to depart BCTB and report to his Advanced Infantry Training (AIT) center for further MOS related training.
Throughout all three phases of training the typical training day remains fairly standard, with only the training events changing.
Typical Training Day
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