Basic training for the US Army extends nine weeks, and includes demanding physical and mental instruction. Obedience and concentration, along with the determination to do your best will mean a successful term at boot camp. You will come out of basic training a real soldier full of confidence and enthusiasm for your job.
Basic combat training includes a variety of common skills that every soldier needs to know to make an effective member of the armed forces. Some of the skills covered in basic training include rifle marksmanship, hand grenade qualification and other types of firearms and weapons training, intense physical training, as well as a multitude of occupational skills such as medical training, military intelligence, communications, transportation operations, supply management and many more.
Length of time spent in basic training varies according to the field you will working towards during your enlistment. The period of time is usually longer for infantry personnel than for administrative and other related fields.
Not only will your mind and body get a work out, but the value system that the Army instill in all new recruits will sustain you during times of war and peach. You will learn Army ethics, standards of conduct, human awareness and diplomacy, race relations and more. You will learn the seven Army values of Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity and Personal Courage.