This information was supplied by Anita. Her husband was prior enlisted and was required to got through WTC rather than BCT. Thank you again Anita!
WTC (Warrior Training Course) for Prior Service Soldiers that decide to go back into the Army. Prior service soldiers do have separate rules and regulations compared to soldiers that are just starting out and our going through basic training.
It is a five week training course in Oklahoma or New Mexico. Basically it is 10 weeks of basic training crammed into 5 weeks. If your solider is going to pass the PT test remember to train before and on their own in WTC. They do not do enough PT in WTC and they wants to make their run. So RUN as much as possible! All soldiers must learn the Soldiers Creed and if they are NCO’s they need to learn the NCO’s Creed. Prepare to road march!
There are Drill Sgt ‘s at WTC and WTC is not as laid back as the recruiter says, so don’t let the recruiter lie to your solider! Don’t expect a phone call from your solider for about 2 to 3 days. For prior service soldiers ONLY they are allowed to bring personal items such as the following:
- Cell phone
- MP3 player or I-Pod
They will need to bring these to keep themselves entertained. If your solider is a smoker make sure he brings several cartons of cigarettes. Make sure your solider stocks up on Airborne because they will share a 60 man bay and once someone gets sick they all get sick. The first pass they will get is usually the first Sunday of the month. Clothing and sales is the first Sunday of the month also. They do not put the privates in the same bay or housing as prior service.