Basic Combat Training
Once you’ve decided to join the Guard, passed the eligibility requirements and taken the oath, the next step on your journey from civilian to Soldier is Basic Combat Training (BCT). While Physical fitness training is a big part of it, BCT is not all about push-ups and sit-ups. You’ll also learn the benefits of discipline in all you do. You’ll learn core Army Values, along with critical combat and occupational skills. You’ll learn to depend on your fellow Soldiers. You’ll earn their trust as well. Basic Training runs 10 weeks and is broken down into three phases: Red, White and Blue.