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Basic Combat Training - Prior Service Headed to 10 weeks in Ft Jackson


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#1 Ac1001

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 12:01

Hello,

 

I am headed to Basic Combat Training (10 weeks) in Ft Jackson South Carolina in July. 

 

Since Prior Service Basic Training (6 weeks) went away, has anyone else been through regular basic recently or during the years when Prior Service basic was not available?

 

Just wondering how it went going through basic as a prior service/transfer sergeant?

 

 

I have seen quite a few post about this but just wondering if there has been anyone that went through recently?

 

 

 



#2 Simpsj17

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 12:48

When did the 6 week PSBCT go away?

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 15:01

I think there is still confusion here, I was told 6 week PSBCT is still around for qualified candidates by two sources directly involved in the WO recruitment process. Also, that it was not mandatory and that if PSBCT spots were not available I would be scheduled for 10 week to align with WOCS class dates.

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 16:01

The sergeants in my basic had separate quarters and got their cell phones.
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Posted 24 June 2018 - 15:13

The only people that had a for sure answer about Prior Service Basic training was MEPS. So if you still think there is a Prior Service basic, I would check with your MEPS liasion, otherwise you may be in for a surprise shen you find out PSBCT has been canceled.

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Posted 24 June 2018 - 15:14

Also, BCT is mandatory. It been announced and directly listed on the WO USARC website.

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Posted 24 June 2018 - 15:45

6 weeks or 10 weeks I don't care. I still have to go back to BCT either way. I think all PS candidates are aware of that fact. It is just a barrier in between me and flight school. Hopefully, they just release a message with clarification and everyone can stop worrying about it. If it is not current policy, why not post a cancellation message for the PSBCT guidelines on the USAREC WO news section or on the HRC message page? In my current service, if anything changes on an active message, a new message is released covering changes or new policy with guidelines.

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Posted 24 June 2018 - 16:29

If they really are making all WOCS classes 5 weeks that'll save some time on the back end anyway. 

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Posted 24 June 2018 - 17:10

Yeah it only really matters that it is 6 weeks or 10 weeks when you are trying to line things up for afterwards.



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Posted 27 June 2018 - 22:03

Just got a November 10week BCT date.
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Posted 12 December 2018 - 04:33

Any word on how things went?  MEPS confirmed PSBCT was discontinued back in May.  I'm curious to see what it's like going through BCT as a SFC.



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Posted 12 December 2018 - 17:27

Any word on how things went?  MEPS confirmed PSBCT was discontinued back in May.  I'm curious to see what it's like going through BCT as a SFC.

As a SFC? You are gonna do nothing but chill dude.


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Posted 12 December 2018 - 17:51

How about as a prior service E4? Lol

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 00:23

How about as a prior service E4? Lol

 Considering people off the street will be wearing that rank, I wouldn't expect much different than the normal private experience


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Posted 13 December 2018 - 01:41

People off the street come in as E4 and get to wear it at BCT? Wow

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 03:31

People off the street come in as E4 and get to wear it at BCT? Wow


People come off the street and get to wear W1. That's the real wow.
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Posted 13 December 2018 - 08:28

I see your point. It just sounds crazy coming from a different branch.
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Posted 13 December 2018 - 08:44

Do all branches other than the USMC have recruits wear rank?

 

"E0 in the Marine Corps is... Sir, E0 in the Marine Corps is a recruit, they are less than worthless" 

 

Fun times. 

 

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 10:46

Just wondering how it went going through basic as a prior service/transfer sergeant?

 

I'm an E5 PS Navy going to 10 weeks BCT at Ft. Jackson in Feb. I'll try to remember to post here after graduating so you can have an up-to-date response.

 

 

The sergeants in my basic had separate quarters and got their cell phones.

 

I'm hoping it will be like this while I'm there. But I expect nothing. 



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Posted 13 December 2018 - 11:14

MY recruiter told me that I didn't have to go back through basic training and I have been out since 2013






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