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    “Resolved, that a General be appointed to command all the continental forces, raised, or to be raised, for the defense of American liberty.” With that resolution on june 14th 1775 the beginnings of the future of United States Army had been set in motion.

    The point of basic training is not to fail you out, it is to transform you from a civilian to a Soldier. By the end of initial entry training you will-

    Understand, accept, and live by the Army values and Warrior Ethos.
    Possess self-discipline, be adaptable, and flexible.
    Be capable of identifying and solving problems appropriate to their position and responsibility.
    Willingly subordinate self to the mission and fellow Soldiers.
    Be able to operate effectively under stress.
    Be proud of and committed to their profession.
    Be physically fit.
    Be proficient in WTBDs and MOS-related technical skills.
    Comply with Army traditions, customs/courtesies, and fundamental Soldier skills and responsibilities.

    Today, the United States Army has just 9 weeks to transition all you young men and women out there from being a civilian into that of a soldier. Oddly enough, your Army training never really stops - no matter if you remain in the Army for 5 years or 25. But those first 9 weeks (called Basic Combat Training) of your Army career will be among the most memorable you’ve ever spent. You can do yourself a lot of good by starting your mental and physical preparation a few months in advance to get the most of those 9 weeks and everything that follows.

    There are two areas you have some control over before you leave for Army BCT: your physical conditioning and your basic Army knowledge. If you’re not already doing so you need to dedicate yourself to a basic fitness regime that includes running (both long distances and speed workouts), push-ups and sit-ups. The minimum physical conditioning requirements for men and women:

    As a side note, it’s nice to know that your physical performance helps you get promoted. The better you do the more points you get and the more points you get the more rank you get. So the closer you are to achieving these levels of fitness the better off you’ll be.

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      Originally posted by HR NCO View Post
      That's what I said....but I think it was "umm...what?"