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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Low Recruit Discipline Prompts Army to Redesign Basic Training

The U.S. Army will soon launch a redesign of Basic Combat Training intended to build more discipline after many commanders complained that new soldiers often show up to their first units with a sloppy appearance and undisciplined attitudes.

By early summer, new recruits will go through Army BCT that's designed to instill strict discipline and esprit de corps by placing a new emphasis in drill and ceremony, inspections, pride in military history while increasing the focus on critical training such as physical fitness, marksmanship, communications and battlefield first aid skills.

The program will also feature three new field training exercises that place a greater emphasis on forcing recruits to demonstrate Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills, the list of key skills all soldiers are taught to survive in combat.

The new program of instruction is the result of surveys taken from thousands of leaders who have observed a trend of new soldiers fresh out of training displaying a lack of obedience and poor work ethic as well as being careless with equipment, uniform and appearance, Maj. Gen. Malcolm Frost, commanding general of the U.S. Army Center of Initial Military Training, told defense reporters on Friday.



Anonymous said...

This is what happens when you lower standards insted of raising the bar.

Anonymous said...

Bar was lowered a long time ago when recruitment for enlisted personnel was almost exclusive to inner city environments.

A turd is still a turd no matter how much training or new clothes it receives.

Anonymous said...

why the heck did they enlist?

Anonymous said...

Giving out those "Time Out" cards to the kids was a bad idea, now look what has happened because of it.

Anonymous said...

This is what is needed in out public schools. Give the teachers the tools they need to take control of their students in the classroom. Sometimes a little fear can make a person think twice before acting and thus become wiser and stronger.

Anonymous said...

I guess Common Core isn't working out so well?
Screw this evil government.

Anonymous said...

Are they daca