Basic Combat Training
Definition/Scope: Basic combat training (BCT) is the initial instruction given to new personnel. Enlisted personnel go to a basic training fort while officer cansidates may go to a military or civilian training academy to receive specialized training and possibly a civilian degree. Basic trainees are taught the very basic of instruction: military history, drill and ceremony, firing of weapons, hand to hand combat and drill commands among many various topics. Upon completion of basic training the new serviceman is given a Army Service Riboon. The basic training forts are Fort Benning, Fort Jackson, Fort Leonar Wood, Fort Sill, Fort Knox. Each fort specializes in a different field. Female soldiers will go to either Fort Leonard Wood or Fort Jackson.
Used For:military training
Broader Terms:104th Division (Institutional Training)
Narrower Terms:Advanced Individual Training
Related Terms:100th Division (Operational Support)