Basic Training by design is meant to be confusing, demanding and stressful. You’ll have drill sergeants constantly in your face and micromanaging every aspect of your daily life. Often it will feel like your being singled out, or worse, punished for someone else’s mistakes.
Don’t let this put you in a negative state of mind. The drill sergeants are tasked with the very difficult job of turning civilians into highly disciplined defenders of freedom in a very short period of time.
The first few weeks are the most difficult, after that it gets progressivley easier. The stress and confusion is normal and won’t last long. Expect the worst and you’ll be ready for anything they throw at you.
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