After you join the U.S. Army you will spend your first ten weeks in Basic Combat Training (BCT) where you will begin your transition from civilian to Soldier. The training will be focused on seven key Army Values that you will be expected to live by, how to work together as a team and what it takes to succeed as a Soldier in the U.S. Army. Throughout the training, there is a consistent emphasis on working as one among many, for a greater goal.
- What is it Like?
Learn about the three phases in the BCT.
- What to Learn
Before you to Army Basic Training, you should become familiar with The Soldier’s Creed, General Orders, Code of Conduct, and Soldier’s Code.
- What to Bring
Learn what items such as clothing toiletries and documents you should bring.
- What NOT to Bring
Not bringing certain items will make your transition from civilian life to military life easier.
- Fitness Test
All soldiers in the Active Army, Army National Guard, and Army Reserve must take the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT).
- Be Prepared
Graduate at the top of your class, get faster promotions, more pay, and most importantly the ability to take what should have been the most stressful couple months of your life, and turn it into an enjoyable experience.
Basic Training – The Journey for every Soldier starts here.