Basic Combat Training

The Basic Combat Training will teach you the skills of how to become a better soldier in the Army Guard School. The training that takes place in 10 weeks involves physical and mental training. When preparing for the BCT, there is a lot that you need to know in terms of planning for your personal affairs and the things that you are required to carry. This will enable you to show up prepared and ready to become a Guard soldier.
Basic Training Phases
The Basic Training takes 10 weeks and includes three phases.
Phase 1 (Red Phase)
The red phase, also known as the Patriot Phase, runs from week 1 to week 3. The …

Basic Training Essentials

Here is a checklist of all the essentials that you will need at BCT. Make sure you pack them in one medium-sized gym bag.
What to Bring

Casual clothing for 2 days
3 pairs of underwear for men (white)
Athletic supporter (men)
1 pair of comfy shoes
Running shoes
Shower shoes
6 pairs of calf-length athletic socks (white)
Eyeglass band (for those who wear eyeglasses)

Personal items for women include 1 full slip, pantyhose, 3 pairs of underwear and 3 bras. The bras and underwear should be in black, white and beige colors. Do not …


Basically, for you to join the Army Guard School, you must meet the physical and mental requirements. You also must have the drive to tackle the impossible obstacles that come your way, and that is why you need to meet the Guard’s weight and height requirements. As covered here, the Guard is all about teamwork and discipline. If you think you are physically and mentally fit enough, then you are eligible to join the Army Guard School.
Here are some mandatory requirements for the Army Guard School:

Must be U.S citizen or reside permanently in the U.S.
Must be aged between 17-35 years old
High school …