Last Updated on August 8, 2019
Basic training is virtually the same as it is for active duty. It is ten weeks long and is held at Ft Benning, Ft Sill, Ft Jackson, Ft Leonard Wood or Ft Knox. Certain MOSs may entail a combination of BCT and AIT together, referred to as OSUT.
Basic training is divided into three phases of three weeks each. The phases are red phase, blue phase and white phase. Typically, soldiers earn more privileges as they advance through the phases of training.
Graduation from basic training is at the end of nine weeks. Soldiers will then be transported to their AIT location for training of their particular MOS.
Please visit the basic training guides section of the website to read reviews from others about how basic training can differ between the locations.