At basic training the drill sergeants are in total control. Inevitably, someone is going to make a mistake and your entire platoon will pay the price.
Punishment can be a PT smoking, verbal shark attack or any number of creative ways to shock you into compliance. This includes being woken up in the middle of the night at o dark thirty by screaming drill sergeants who seem to be on a rampage for no apparent reason. When this does happen, don’t expect to be allowed to sleep in to make up for the few lost zzz’s. Just dig down deep inside you and drive on. This will happen , so expect it.
Staff Sergeant Brito is a recruiter with the California Army National Guard. He is a veteran of thirteen years of both the US Army and the Army National Guard. He can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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