Joining the United States Army is never an easy process to go through. Even for those who are completely sure of their dedication to a job in the Army, there are members of your family you may have to convince. There is also the entrance tests and physicals you will have to pass in order to prove that you qualify to serve. At the end of all of this, you still have the training portion ahead of you. The more you know, the more prepared you can be.
What is Basic Training?
Once you have signed up for the US Army you will go through a week of indoctrination. This will teach you about the Army and the history of the military. Following this, you will go through 9 weeks of Basic Training. This is where you will go through intense physical and mental training to make sure you will be able to perform in any kind of combat situation. This is necessary to make sure you will be able to perform when it is necessary.
After Basic Training
Once you have completed the Basic Training portion of your training, you will go through Advanced Individual Training (AIT). This is the portion of your training where you will get the specialized training you will need in order to perform in your assigned job field. To learn more about what to expect when you join the US Army, click on the link above.