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


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#21 SBuzzkill

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 12:31

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

 

 

When I joined it was based on your education level.  I was an E1 because I had some college.  Folks with a 4 year degree got to enlist as E4.  Folks with just HS were fuzzy.  And some just got screwed and were fuzzy no matter what they had done before.



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Posted 17 December 2018 - 19:52

Good evening. So Im currently in army BCT at Jackson (10 week). Its different for every company but all the Prior service E5 and above seem to get their own quarters and their phone. The rest is up to your XO. I did everything with the company just had more of a mentoring role. Its a weird transition though because your still a trainee but you have the respect of a sgt. Now keep in mind if you act stupid, those privileges can get taken away quick.

Youll do some of the paperwork to help the DS out but there will be a lot of standing in the cold/heat doing nothing, thats just how basic is. Just be ready to set the example, be a mentor and be humble even tho a lot of these guys will get under your skin.

Im on my phone so sorry for the typos

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Posted 22 December 2018 - 16:08

I just graduated BCT as a prior service E-5 last week and can answer any questions you have about it.

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 06:06

I cannot find answers to anything anywhere regarding recent bct changes after they cut psbct. I've called countless army people but get mixed info between usarec and hrc.

9 year AF e6, going to Benning for 10 week basic prior to wocs. I head to Benning this weekend (7 Jan) wocs report date is 25 Mar.

Does anybody have reporting instructions?
For those that have been recently, is it beneficial to bring your own gear to try and save some money?
Anything else to expect?

#25 tangowhiskey

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 12:41

I cannot find answers to anything anywhere regarding recent bct changes after they cut psbct. I've called countless army people but get mixed info between usarec and hrc.

9 year AF e6, going to Benning for 10 week basic prior to wocs. I head to Benning this weekend (7 Jan) wocs report date is 25 Mar.

Does anybody have reporting instructions?
For those that have been recently, is it beneficial to bring your own gear to try and save some money?
Anything else to expect?


There will be a bunch of people in the airport pointing you towards the bus. Bring practically nothing you aren't allowed to save money you'll have to buy everything there. I'd bring the clothes on your back some toiletries and a towel.




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