This is an offiical U.S. Army video which describes Basic Combat Training. It is shown for informational purposes only and does not indicate official sponsorship or support of Extreme Military Challenge! by the U.S. Army.
The days are long, tiring and exciting, much like life in the Army's Basic Combat Training. With that said, we work with teens, and we are very aware of that. Most of our staff started as Cadets. Therefore, we maintain a delicate balance of maintaining a realistic military environment, while always remembering that our real mission is to develop leadership and self-confidence in young people.
Recruits who attend the four-week Cadet Basic Training and the Cadet Field Leader Combo Course will do many (but certainly not all) of the activites shown in this video.
You will be trained hard, pushed physically and mentally, and provided an unmatched opportunity to experience the military lifestyle first-hand. From marching to marksmanship, your days will be filled with much of the same experiences gained while a soldier is in Basic Combat Training.
Note: Our program is designed to develop leadership and self-confidence, while experiencing a military environment. With that said, our Cadets do NOT receive any level of "combat skills," including gas mask training, bayonet training, etc.
Sample Training Day
0545: Accountability formation
0545 - 0630: Physical Training
0630 - 0700: Hygiene, barracks prep, change uniforms
0700 - 0800: Breakfast
0800 - 1130: Training (classes, field skills, marksmanship, etc.)
1130 - 1230: Lunch
1300 - 1400: Barracks and Personnel Inspection
1400 - 1700: Training
1700 - 1750: Dinner
1800: Retreat (lower American Flag) and Mail Call
1830 - 2000: Company time (recreation, study, drill and
2000 - 2100: Hygiene, personal time
2100: Taps - Lights out