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Page 24 text:
WHA T IS INITIAL
EN TR Y TRAINING
The Initial Entry Training program is designed to
produce new soldiers who are motivated, disciplined,
physically conditioned, trained in the common soldierly
skills and capable of taking their place in the ranks of
the Army in the field after Military Occupational
Specialty KMOSQ qualification. Therefore all soldiers
who complete I.E. T have:
a. Demonstrated the strength, stamina, and agility to
perform the tasks prescribed and understand the higher
standards of physical conditioning which are required
for completion of initial entry training.
b. Demonstrated the desire and have accepted the need
to apply themselves to accomplishing assigned tasks.
c. Understand and adhered to their enlistment obliga-
tion, including the Oath of Enlistment, and their role as
d. Sworn their devotion to the Army in its defense of
the United States and principles embodied in the Con-
e. Understood and will abide by the Uniform Code of
Military Justice and other statutes and applicable rules
f Been trained in the common soldierly skills which
apply to all soldiers regardless of M OS or duty position.
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Initial Entry Training begins with the cracking of a Drill
Sergeant's voice "Fall In", as you disembark the troop
transports which have brought you to a new home. A quick
formation and you answer to your name "Here Sergeant " to
let yourself know it is really you who is there.
An unfamiliar face approaches while you stand informa-
tion. He does not smile, but he has an air of authority, con-
fidence, and professionalism in his walk and stride. He
stops infront of you and gazes over the entire platoon forma-
tion. His eyes show not a trace of emotion, and as they pierce
you inside you realize he is your Drill Sergeant. That first
piercing sensation you will always remember for the rest of
Page 25 text:
WHA T ARE
ER GEAN T ?
They are the cautioning voice, the helpful
hand, the watchful eye that guides the new
soldier through the strenuous Army Training.
They have gained their knowledge through
practical experience. It is their job to guide,
instruct, and encourage the young people who
are training to become soldiers.
They are seasoned graduates of the Drill Ser-
geants School-a course which reviews all the
"Basics" of Initial Entry Training in a cur-
riculum much more strenuous than Initial
Entry Training. They wear the Distinctive
Mark ofa Graduate of that school-the World
War I type campaign hat or the Australian
To the Drill Sergeants at Fort Leonard Wood
and the proud soldiers they have produced,
this book is dedicated.
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