Basic Combat Training

This 10-week, gender integrated training produces values-based, disciplined Soldiers, who are trained in basic skills, Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills.


First stop to becoming part of the Army team. Soldiers receive uniforms, medical screenings, pay information, and other important equipment and information necessary to start BCT.

Soldiers training

Red Phase: (weeks 1-3)

Welcome to Basic Combat Training. HOOAH! Soldiers are introduced to their drill sergeants. They are taught basic individual skills, and they overcome obstacles that help build personal confidence.

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White Phase: (weeks 4-6)

Skill development, self-discipline and team building characterize the White Phase. Highlights include marksmanship training, and hand grenades.

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Blue Phase: (weeks 7-10)

This phase concentrates on individual tactical training and increased leadership, self-discipline and teamwork. Highlights from this phase include urban operations, convoy live fire, and a field training exercise.

Soldiers training


Graduation is a special day for family members and new Soldiers. The ceremony symbolized the transition from civilian to Soldier in the U.S. Army.

Graduation Dates