Basic Training for Dummies
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The easy way to prepare for basic training
Each year, thousands of young Americans attempt to enlist in the U.S. Armed Services. A number of factors during a soldier's training could inhibit successful enlistment, including mental toughness and physical fitness levels. Basic Training For Dummies covers the ins and outs of this initial process, preparing you for the challenges you?ll face before you head off for basic training..
You'll get detailed, week-by-week information on what to expect in basic training for each branch of service, such as physical training, discipline, classroom instruction, drill and ceremony, obstacle courses, simulated war games, self-defense, marksmanship, and other milestones.
- Tips and information on getting in shape to pass the Physical Fitness Test (PFT)
- All-important advice on what to pack for boot camp
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Whether you join the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, or the Coast Guard, Basic Training For Dummies prepares you for the challenge and will help you survive and thrive in boot camp!
Sergeant takes care of the needs of enlisted members at the unit level, other senior enlisted personnel take care of these needs for the entire military base. These senior NCOs work directly for the installation commander and are in charge of all enlisted matters on the base. These enlisted members are nearly always in the pay grade of E-9. In the Army, these NCOs are called command sergeant majors. The Air Force calls them command chief master sergeants, and the Marine Corps designates them as
the highest warrant officer or enlisted member. The chart in Figure 5-3 shows the insignia for different commissioned officer ranks. Even though the lowest officer technically outranks the highest enlisted member, you won’t find any second lieutenant (O-1) giving orders to the Sergeant Major of the Army. Why? Because the SMA works directly for the Army Chief of Staff (COS), the highest ranking officer in the Army. If a sergeant major did give orders to him, that O-1 is liable to find himself
element leader (the person in front of the far-left line of troops) takes one more 30-inch step (maintaining coordinated arm swing throughout), pivots 45 degrees to the right on the ball of the left foot, and takes six 30-inch steps prior to pivoting 45 degrees to the right on the ball of the left foot. Continue marching in 30-inch steps until even with the person who marches on the right. Then begin half-stepping and establish interval and dress. Each succeeding member of the first element
enter military bases, receive military medical care benefits, and shop at the BX/PX and on-base commissary. ✓ College transcripts: If you have any college, you may be entitled to a higher enlistment rank (and therefore more pay). Your recruiter should take care of required paperwork to upgrade your rank, but the ball has been known to drop in the past. If you have a certified copy of your college transcripts with you, you can easily fix any errors you may have with your rank-paperwork while
branches use recruits as student leaders during military basic training. When an instructor wants something done, he won’t assign the job directly to a recruit. Instead, he will tell the recruit leader and hold him responsible for making sure that the job gets done. 151 152 Part III: Heading to Basic Training The program is organized this way because it’s the same way the military operates on a day-to-day basis after basic training. Four-star generals don’t issue orders directly to