Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Don't Go In The Deep End, There's Sharks

Expect the dreaded Shark Attack.

You’ve probably seen a variation of the shark attack on a nature channel. You know, a baby fur seal enters the water for the first time and within seconds is face to face with a school of hungry great white sharks. Well guess what, at basic training you’re the baby seal. Don’t worry the drill sergeants can't touch you.

This will last for what seems to be an eternity and will probably culminate in the most intense smoking of the entire 9 weeks. Just remember a few key tips, 1. Don’t look the drill sergeants directly in the eyes, look straight through them as if they weren’t  there. 2. When told to move, do so at lightning speed and 3. Don’t ever get obnoxious or challenge the drill sergeants authority, doing so is the quickest way to unleash the hounds of hell.

Basic training is a unique and rewarding experience to say the least. It may not seem like it at the time but as you progress through you military career you’ll look back and realize some of the best and most amusing memories of your life happened during those life changing 9 weeks.

Staff Sergeant Brito is a recruiter with the California Army National Guard. He is a veteran of theen years of both the US Army and the Army National Guard. He can be reached via email at iguardcalifornia@yahoo.com. Staff Sergeant Brito has posted numerous videos on Youtube.com about preparing for Basic Training. Click here to view them http://www.youtube.com/user/iguardcalifornia?feature=mhum