Boot Camps

Boot Camps

Recruit training, more commonly known as Basic Training and colloquially called Boot Camp, is the initial indoctrination and instruction given to new military personnel, enlisted and officer. Officer trainees undergo more detailed programs.

About Boot Camps

Recruit training, more commonly known as Basic Training and colloquially called Boot Camp, is the initial indoctrination and instruction given to new military personnel, enlisted and officer. Officer trainees undergo more detailed programs, which may either precede or follow the common recruit training, taking place either in an officer training academy (which may also offer a civilian degree program simultaneously), or in special classes at a civilian university. Recruit training varies by nation according to the national requirement, and can be voluntary (volunteer military) or mandatory (conscription). Approximately 100 nations have voluntary service, including the United Kingdom and United States. In voluntary service an individual chooses to join, and thereby agrees to subject himself to the process of building an organization where everyone's life is dependent on the person next to him. This voluntary status has changed the culture of military service.

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