Fourteen-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.

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

PHASE IV Black Phase

Overview

  • In this phase of training, soldiers will be incorporating all the basic skills learned and be able to shoot, move, communicate and close on an objective.
  • Some soldiers will enter the Army as an 11X, 11B, or 11C. Soldiers coming in as 11X will be given a B or a C identifier. 11B is an Infantry Man and 11C is an Indirect Fire Infantry (Mortar).
  • This training will consist of:

Black Phase Schedule

  • 11C Training
  • 36 – 48 Hour Continuous Operations (The Gauntlet)
  • Army Physical Fitness Test
  • Battle March and Shoot
  • Checkpoint Operations
  • Cross Rifle Ceremony
  • Defensive Fighting Positions
  • Five mile Eagle Run
  • Foot March 12 miles
  • Ground Fighting Techniques
  • Honor Hill Cross Rifle Ceremony
  • Land Navigation Qualification
  • MK-19 Machine Gun Day & Night Familiarization Fire
  • Process EPW & Civil Internee
  • Seven Day Field Training Exercise
  • Squad Tactical Training
  • Urban Operations

At the end of this phase, soldiers will be MOS (Military Occupation Specialty) qualified.

PHASE V Gold Phase

Overview

  • This is the last phase of training. During this phase, Soldiers learn how to perform maintenance checks and turn-in of all their training equipment. The Soldiers will be able to do a direct exchange of any items that have been damaged during the course of training.
  • Soldiers will receive their orders and other documents prior to their graduation. Once the graduation ceremony has completed, Soldiers will be released to either continue their training or go to their next duty station.

Gold Phase Schedule

  • Eagle Skills Assessment
  • Turning Blue Ceremony
  • Graduation Ceremony

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198th Infantry Brigade Information

  • 198th Crest

The mission of the 198th Infantry Brigade is to transform civilians into disciplined INFANTRYMEN that possess the Army Values, fundamental Soldier skills, physical fitness, character, confidence, commitment, and the Warrior Ethos to become adaptive and flexible Infantrymen ready to accomplish the mission of the Infantry.

Family Day

The day before graduation, normally Thursday, 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 Friday 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).

Graduation Dates

UNIT GRADUATION DATE LOCATION TIME
D/1-19 11-Feb-11 National Infantry Museum 10 a.m.
B/2-54 11-Feb-11 National Infantry Museum 10 a.m.
F/1-50 18-Feb-11 National Infantry Museum 10 a.m.
E/1-19 18-Feb-11 National Infantry Museum 10 a.m.
E/2-58 25-Feb-11 National Infantry Museum 10 a.m.
C/1-50 25-Feb-11 National Infantry Museum 10 a.m.
D/2-54 25-Feb-11 National Infantry Museum 10 a.m.
E/1-50 04-Mar-11 National Infantry Museum 10 a.m.
B/2-19 11-Mar-11 National Infantry Museum 10 a.m.
B/1-19 11-Mar-11 National Infantry Museum 10 a.m.
G/1-19 18-Mar-11 National Infantry Museum 10 a.m.
G/1-50 18-Mar-11 National Infantry Museum 10 a.m.
D/1-50th APR 22 National Infantry Museum 9 a.m.
A/2-19th APR 22 National Infantry Museum 9 a.m.
A/1-19th APR 29 National Infantry Museum 9 a.m.
D/2-19th APR 29 National Infantry Museum 9 a.m.
A/1-50th APR 29 National Infantry Museum 9 a.m.
G/2-19th MAY 06 National Infantry Museum 9 a.m.
A/2-54th MAY 06 National Infantry Museum 9 a.m.
E/2-19th MAY 06 National Infantry Museum 9 a.m.
C/1-19th MAY 13 National Infantry Museum 9 a.m.
F/2-54th MAY 13 National Infantry Museum 9 a.m.
E/2-54th MAY 20 National Infantry Museum 9 a.m.
D/2-58th MAY 20 National Infantry Museum 9 a.m.
A/2-58th MAY 27 National Infantry Museum 9 a.m.
C/2-54th MAY 27 National Infantry Museum 9 a.m.
C/2-58th JUN 03 National Infantry Museum 9 a.m.
F/2-58th JUN 03 National Infantry Museum 9 a.m.
B/1-50th JUN 10 National Infantry Museum 9 a.m.
B/2-330th JUN 10 National Infantry Museum 9 a.m.
D/1-19th JUN 17 National Infantry Museum 9 a.m.
C/2-19th JUN 17 National Infantry Museum 9 a.m.
F/1-50th JUN 17 National Infantry Museum 9 a.m.
B/254th JUN 24 National Infantry Museum 9 a.m.
E/1-19th JUN 24 National Infantry Museum 9 a.m.
A/2-330th JUN 24 National Infantry Museum 9 a.m.
C/1-50th JUL 01 National Infantry Museum 9 a.m.
B/2-58th JUL 01 National Infantry Museum 9 a.m.
B/2-19th JUL 08 National Infantry Museum 9 a.m.
F/1-19th JUL 08 National Infantry Museum 9 a.m.
B/1-19th JUL 15 National Infantry Museum 9 a.m.
E/2-58th JUL 22 National Infantry Museum 9 a.m.
G/1-19th JUL 22 National Infantry Museum 9 a.m.
E/1-50th JUL 29 National Infantry Museum 9 a.m.
D/2-54th JUL 29 National Infantry Museum 9 a.m.
G/1-50th JUL 29 National Infantry Museum 9 a.m.
F/2-19th AUG 05 National Infantry Museum 9 a.m.
A/2-19th AUG 12 National Infantry Museum 9 a.m.
D/1-50th AUG 12 National Infantry Museum 9 a.m.
A/1-50th AUG 19 National Infantry Museum 9 a.m.
A/1-19th AUG 19 National Infantry Museum 9 a.m.
D/2-19th AUG 26 National Infantry Museum 9 a.m.
C/1-19th SEP 02 National Infantry Museum 9 a.m.
G/2-19th SEP 02 National Infantry Museum 9 a.m.
D/2-58th SEP 09 National Infantry Museum 9 a.m.
E/2-19th SEP 16 National Infantry Museum 9 a.m.
A/2-58th SEP 23 National Infantry Museum 9 a.m.
C/2-58th SEP 23 National Infantry Museum 9 a.m.
B/1-50th SEP 30 National Infantry Museum 9 a.m.
B/2-330th SEP 30 National Infantry Museum 9 a.m.

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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