Nine-Week Journey From Civilian to Soldier

PHASE I Red Phase or Patriot Phase (Weeks 1-3)

Overview

  • Recruits arrive for general orientation and are issued haircuts and Army uniforms.
  • Basic Tactical training begins followed by Nuclear Biological and Chemical Defense, Landmine Defense and rappelling at the confidence tower.
  • Recruits learn about Army heritage and the Seven Army Core Values
  • Recruits undergo the Army Physical Fitness Test to help determine their physical aptitude. This test is routinely administered to Soldiers throughout their enlistment periods to ensure their top physical condition.
  • This phase focuses on the starting the soldierization process. The following subjects are introduced and taught.

Red Phase Schedule

  • Phase One Testing
  • 2-Mile & 4-Mile Road March
  • Army Physical Fitness Test 1
  • Basic Communications
  • Conditioning Obstacle Course
  • Confidence Obstacle Course
  • Drill and Ceremonies(Platoon & Company)
  • Eagle Confidence Tower & Rappel
  • First Aid
  • Hand to Hand Combat
  • Introduction to the M16A4 Rifle & Weapons
    • Immersion Training
  • Land Navigation
  • Leader Reaction Course
  • NBC Chamber
  • Nuclear, Biological, Chemical (NBC)
  • Map Reading & Land Navigation
  • Phase One Testing
  • Teamwork Development Course
  • US Mines & Improv. Expl. Device Class

Following this three week phase the soldiers transition into Phase II.

PHASE II White Phase or Gunfighter Phase

Overview

  • Recruits go through Marksmanship and combat training and learn to rappel at the Warrior Tower. This training teaches vital Soldier skills and instills them with more confidence.

White Phase Overview

  • Army Physical Fitness Test 2
  • Basic Rifle Marksmanship
  • Engagement Skills Trainer (EST)
  • EST, Field Fire I & II
  • Field Hygiene
  • Field Fire I & II
  • Foot March 4 miles
  • Foot March 6 miles
  • Ground Fighting Techniques
  • Grouping
  • Hand Grenade
  • Individual Tactical Training
  • Land Navigation Training
  • M2 Machine Gun, All Day, Familiar Fire
  • M203 Grenade Launcher, Familiar Fire
  • Patrol Base Operations
  • Preliminary Rifle Marksmanship
  • Phase Two Testing
  • Pugil Training (Bouts)
  • Record Fire / Qualification
  • Zeroing
  • US Weapons

Once the soldier has learned the basic soldier skills he can then be taught more advanced skills in phase III.

PHASE III Blue Phase

Overview

  • After becoming familiar with the use of automatic weapons and hand grenades in U.S. Weapons training, recruits put their training to the test as they negotiate the Night Infiltration Course.
  • After passing all their tests and challenges, they congregate for Rites of Passage.

Blue Phase Schedule

  • Anti-Armor (AT-4)
  • Army Physical Fitness Test 3 & 4
  • Advanced Rifle Marksmanship
    • Borelight Procedures
    • Close Quarters Marksmanship
    • Engage Moving Targets with M68 & PAQ-4
    • Engage Targets with M68 & PAQ-4
    • Introduction to Reflexive Fire
    • M68 Close Combat Optic Zero
    • PAQ-4 Zero
  • Battle March and Shoot
  • Convoy Operations
  • Eagle Tower 2
  • (Engagement Skills Trainer)
    • Close Qrt Marksmanship (Soldier Moving)
    • Close Qrt Marksmanship (Soldier Stationary)
  • Foot March 8 and 10 miles
  • Ground Fighting Techniques
  • Hand Grenade Training
  • Individual Tactical Training
  • M136/AT-4 Familiarization/ Land Navigation Trng
  • M240B Machine Gun Day & Night Familiar Fire
  • M249 Squad Automatic Weapon Familiar Fire
  • Move Under Direct Fire
  • Night Infiltration Course / Squad Tactical Trng
  • Operational Security / Convoy Live Fire Exercise
  • Phase Three Testing
  • Rules of Engagement / Fire Team Trng

The following battalions conduct Nine-Week basic training

  • 192'd Crest

192'd Brigade

  • 2d Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment
  • 3d Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment

2d Battalion 47th Infantry Regiment

  • A Company
  • B Company
  • C Company
  • D Company
  • E Company

3rd Battalion 47th Infantry Regiment

  • A Company
  • B Company
  • C Company
  • D Company
  • E Company

Brigade Info


192'd Infantry Brigade Information

  • 192'd Crest

The 192d Infantry Brigade trains Soldiers in Basic Combat and Infantry-specific skills in order to provide combat-ready Soldiers and leaders to the Operational Army.

Family Day

The day before graduation, normally Wednesday, the battalion commander meets with friends and family members at their unit to discuss your soldier’s recent experiences and answer your questions. You will also meet the drill sergeants that trained your soldier and observe some demonstrations of soldier skills. Most importantly, you will meet with your soldier.

That afternoon graduating soldiers with visiting adult family members (spouse, parents, grandparents or legal guardians) may receive an on-post pass on Family Day and following graduation until a time determined by the chain of command. While on pass soldiers must remain in uniform and are not allowed to drive vehicles, drink any form of alcoholic beverages or use any tobacco products.

Graduation Day

Graduation is the following day, usually on Thursday at The National Infantry Museum. The ceremony is at 10:00 a.m. from October through March and 09:00 a.m. from April through September. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will take place at the Regimental Chapel and the time schedule may change to accommodate more than one ceremony.

Day After Graduation

The day after graduation soldiers will usually not be allowed to go on pass. This day is designated as a travel day for their follow on Advance Individual Training (AIT). For more information Visit frequently asked questions "follow on training".

Graduation Dates

CLASS START GRAD
B/2-46 2011-01-10 2011-03-17
C/3-47 2011-01-18 2011-03-24
A/2-46 2011-01-24 2011-03-31
A/2-54 2011-01-28 2011-05-06
C/2-47 2011-01-31 2011-04-07
F/2-54 2011-02-04 2011-05-13
A/2-47 2011-02-07 2011-04-14
E/2-54 2011-02-11 2011-05-20
D/2-47 2011-02-14 2011-04-21
C/2-54 2011-02-18 2011-05-27
E/2-47 2011-02-22 2011-04-28
A/3-47 2011-02-28 2011-05-05
B/2-47 2011-03-14 2011-05-19
B/2-54 2011-03-18 2011-06-24
C/2-46 2011-03-21 2011-05-26
B/3-47 2011-03-28 2011-06-02
B/2-46 2011-04-04 2011-06-09
C/3-47 2011-04-11 2011-06-16
A/2-46 2011-04-18 2011-06-23
D/2-54 2011-04-22 2011-07-29
C/2-47 2011-04-25 2011-06-30
A/2-47 2011-05-02 2011-07-07
D/2-47 2011-05-09 2011-07-14
E/2-47 2011-05-16 2011-07-21
A/3-47 2011-05-23 2011-07-28
F/2-54(H) 2011-06-03 2011-08-05
A/2-54 2011-06-03 2011-08-05
B/2-47 2011-06-06 2011-08-11
F/2-54 2011-06-10 2011-09-23
C/2-46 2011-06-13 2011-08-18
B/3-47 2011-06-20 2011-08-25
E/2-54 2011-06-24 2011-08-26
B/2-46 2011-06-27 2011-09-01
C/3-47 2011-07-05 2011-09-08
C/2-54 2011-07-01 2011-08-19
D/2-54 2011-07-08 2011-08-26
A/2-46 2011-07-11 2011-09-15
C/2-47 2011-07-18 2011-09-22
A/2-47 2011-07-25 2011-09-29
D/2-47 2011-08-01 2011-10-06
E/2-47 2011-08-08 2011-10-13
A/3-47 2011-08-15 2011-10-20
B/2-54 2011-08-19 2011-11-25
F/2-54 2011-08-26 2011-12-02
B/2-47 2011-08-29 2011-11-03
C/2-54 2011-09-02 2011-12-09
A/2-54 2011-09-02 2011-12-09
C/2-46 2011-09-06 2011-11-10
D/2-54 2011-09-09 2012-01-06
E/2-54 2011-09-09 2012-01-06
B/3-47 2011-09-12 2011-11-17
B/2-46 2011-09-19 2011-11-24
C/3-47 2011-09-26 2011-12-01

Note: Graduation dates shown here are subject to change. Soldiers are afforded the opportunity to contact families with actual graduation dates/times for travel planning purposes.

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