Posted on May 8, 2019
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Thank you all in advance!
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Can you run a 12 min, 2 mile? If not, aim for that. Can you ruck 10 miles with 50 lbs? Aim for that. If you can do those two things, you'll be golden.
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alright, thank you sir!
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SPC Kole Cordier
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Sir, 12 seems pretty fast. Unless infantry has much higher standards compared to the POGs and apft? I think 100 points is only 13 min 2 mile. Or maybe you are just telling him to be over prepared? If that's the case then that makes sense. I'm shipping out in August and want to get to a 14:48 by the time I go to basic so I can start at an 80.
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SPC Kole Cordier When I went through, 300 was 11:52 on the apft. But that was 22 years ago, so...

Either way, if he can hit 12 min, 2 mile, he'll be set for success.
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SPC Matt Watson
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Not sure how you define recent, but here’s a few timeless tidbits:
1. Don’t take anything personally.
2. Do as you’re told, quickly. Help and encourage others to do likewise.
3. Move with a sense of purpose.
4. Accept that you will fall short. It’s not because you aren’t good enough, it’s because you can always be better. Also, multiple smokings are good for your APFT score, so a good DS will find any reason to help you improve.
5. Remember, we learn through pain and repetition.
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SSG George Holtje
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Thick skin. Attention to detail and impress the hell out of everybody by doing what you’re supposed to. Nobody likes a loudmouth know it all.

Bring that extra couple toothbrushes, one for teeth, others for cleaning gear.
You don’t need that tobacco, candy or whatever that bad.
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