Initial Cycle

TRAINING  –INITIAL CYCLE

The training cycle is designed to produce and select soldiers that are adaptive and ready for rapid deployment in adverse conditions. The training cycle in use today is very similar to the initial training of 40 years ago. It is designed to do as follows:

A. Select people that have the mental toughness to excel in adverse conditions.
B. Equip them with skills that allow them to multi task on an array of needs.
C. Train & Train & Train to be a well prepared fighting units.

The process of elimination starts with pre-screening that is followed by Selection. In this phase the vast majority of aspiring soldiers will fail and less than 10% will continue on the cycle.

After this follows 57 weeks of training that include:

  • Parachute course
  • Demolitions
  • Small Boats
  • Survival
  • Minor tactics Rural
  • Minor Tactics Urban

The Initial Cycle includes the following

This has been and is the most grueling course of the Army. Historically less than 6% of recruits that start on selection fail to reach the end of the Initial cycle.

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