I have a couple of questions about BCT.
I am currently enlisted and sworn in, I am set to go to basic on May 8th. However, I just found out from my recruiter that 30 days prior to going to basic, I need to do 1/1/1. Which isn't an issue for the most part. I did 30 push ups and 40 situps. However, right now my mile is at 12 minutes. I am 26 years old and been working IT for a while. So I got a little soft.
So now my recuiter is telling me that the Army requires me to do the 1/1/1 before I can go to basic, if I can't do the 1/1/1, then I don't get to ship. I looked in my contract and it says this..
6. Pre−Basic Combat Training (BCT) Physical Training (PT) Program
a. I understand and acknowledge that all recruits reporting for Active Duty/Active Duty for Training will be required to meet a
physical assessment standard in order to enter on active duty. At a minimum, I must be able to demonstrate my ability to
successfully perform 13 pushups for males, 3 pushups for females, 17 sit−up for males and females and a one mile run in 8:
30 minutes for males and 10:30 minutes for females. In addition, Prior Service applicants not requiring basic training will be
required to successfully achieve a minimum of 60 points in each event on the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT).
b. Based upon my initial assessment, my recruiter will enroll me in a self−paced Pre−Basic Combat Training (BCT) Physical
Training (PT) Program. I understand and acknowledge that as a member of the Army or Army Reserves, my participation in
the PT program is voluntary; however, I will be required to meet a physical assessment standard in order for me to enter on
active duty. Failure to meet these standards will prevent me from shipping.
That part confuses me, because later down my contract for my job reservation it says this...
12. FITNESS TRAINING UNIT:
a. I understand that all recruits reporting for Basic Combat Training (BCT) and One Station Unit Training (OSUT) will be
assessed on their physical fitness during processing at the Reception Battalion.
b. The new soldiers not meeting the minimum standards listed below will enter the Fitness Training Unit. Those who meet or
exceed the standards will proceed on to BCT/OSUT. The minimum standards are:
Push−up: 13 repetitions
Sit−up: 17 repetitions
1 Mile Run: 8 min 30 sec.
So I am now confused with this. It sounds like if I don't meet the 1/1/1, I still get to go to processing, but then I get stuck in the FTU. So does this mean that I have until I go to processing till I need to hit the requirement? because right now, I am hitting the gym EVERY DAY to get this up. Hitting the Eliptical, Treadmil, and hitting the track. I am already improving but I am just concerned that I have less than 30 days to hit that goal.
Also, if I get stuck in FTU, I heard it can be up to 3 weeks. Does this delay my basic, and ultimatly, does it mean I miss my AIT and may even lose the job I have reserved? Here is the info I have for my processing.
REPORT TO THE MEPS FOR TRANSPORTATION TO YOUR TRAINING LOCATION ON 20120508.
WHILE SPECIFIC TRAINING LOCATIONS ARE NOT GUARANTEED. YOU ARE TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED TO RECEIVE THE FOLLOWING TRAINING:
TYPE LOCATION START DATE LENGTH WKS LENGTH DAYS
TOTAL TRAINING LENGTH is 24 WEEKS AND 1 DAYS.
IN ORDER FOR YOUR RESERVATION TO REMAIN VALID YOU MUST REMAIN MORALLY AND PHYSICALLY QUALIFIED FOR ENLISTMENT. PLEASE REPORT ANY
CHANGES THAT AFFECT YOUR STATUS TO YOUR RECRUITER IMMEDIATELY.
PERMANENT RESERVATION DATE: XXXXX
TEMPORARY RESERVATION DATE:XXXXX
Like I siad, I am working my **** off at the gym to reach my goal, with a personal trainer. So I am confident that in 2 months I will hit my goal, but if I have to do it in less than 30 days I am a little nervouse...