Posted on Mar 18, 2019
SPC Cordel St.amant
5.75K
12
14
3
3
0
Posted in these groups: Engineers_regimental_insignia 12B: Combat Engineer
Avatar_feed
Responses: 5
SGT Combat Engineer
2
2
0
Mine was a two week mos q at Camp Ravenna in Ohio. It was a gentleman's course at the time, they assume you have been in the militany for a while and know how to conduct yourself. Nothing too hard. We did knot tying and demo, mine sweeping and probing, and then a culminating event with a squad movement, a manual breech on a shoot house with simunition rounds for the final training days. Which was pretty cool. That said it could've been longer, it's a lot to retain in a short amount of time.
(2)
Comment
(0)
SPC Cordel St.amant
SPC Cordel St.amant
2 y
SGT (Join to see) how long ago was this?
(0)
Reply
(0)
Avatar_small
SFC Patient Service Tech
2
2
0
When I was going Active Duty and reclassing to 12B, I went to FT Leonard Wood, MO for 5 weeks
(2)
Comment
(0)
SPC Cordel St.amant
SPC Cordel St.amant
2 y
I appreciate it. I’ve been reading it’s a 2 week school but I don’t always believe what I get from the internet. Could you give me some insight on what to expect? PT and how it is day to day for reclass soldiers.
(1)
Reply
(0)
SFC Patient Service Tech
SFC (Join to see)
2 y
SPC Cordel St.amant - For me, it was a 5 week course where we (the Company as a whole) did PRT M-F (to include PRT in the barracks when it was freezing outside). As a Reclass in that course, we (all the Reclass) were expected to be present for PRT but did not form up within the platoons. We formed our own "squad" behind the formation. When we marched as a Company, we Reclass marched behind the Company (literally behind as we were behind the back road guards). We did conduct POI with the IETs, we stayed in the same barracks as them (but as far away as possible) but otherwise had no contact. We were last in the DFAC but always moved to the front of the line (still don't understand that one). We were authorized to depart the Company AO at the end of POI as long as we had the permission of the DS. The training itself was pretty good. We were trained in everything from Line Charges, to Claymore's, to all different types of anti-tank and anti-personnel mines. Booby traps. Math calculations on how to remove a tree stump...a tree....etc.. But again, this was 23 years ago when I went thru.
(1)
Reply
(0)
SGT Combat Engineer
SGT (Join to see)
2 y
SPC Cordel St.amant - I assure you it is NOT a 2-week school (at least, not the Regular Army course). However, if you are doing MOS Q (which is a National Guard thing), then THAT may be 2 weeks, but you should be given a bunch of training on weekend drills that supplement that.
(0)
Reply
(0)
SFC Combat Engineer
SFC (Join to see)
2 y
SFC (Join to see) - I remember Reclasses when I rook OSUT circa 83; they were preset for the AIT portion of training and kept separate from us. Reclasses were/are given privileges because they were MOS qualified soldiers, and we were not.
(0)
Reply
(0)
Avatar_small
SGT Combat Engineer
1
1
0
Edited 2 y ago
For the active, regular Army, there is no separate 12B reclass school. You would attend the 2nd portion (the AIT portion) of 12B OSUT. I did that back in the late 90s. It's at Fort Leonard Wood.

For Army National Guard, you would be doing MOS-Q rather than reclassing. In that case, if they do it like they did when I did MP MOS Q, then you would do your AT for 2 weeks (probably at Fort Leonard Wood) but that would be in addition (maybe as a capstone to) lots of weekend drills dedicated to the MOS Q process.
(1)
Comment
(0)
Avatar_small

Join nearly 2 million former and current members of the US military, just like you.

close