Posted on Jan 21, 2018
PFC Frank Hernandez
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Spoke to a recruiter the other day about possible options of reenlisting into the Army. He briefly mentioned that If I were to wait until my 3 years after my ETS date that I'd need to enter into a new contract, as well as attend Basic Training again. This Basic Training would be abbreviated however, since I was prior service it would focus more on Leadership Skills and would only be 6 weeks long. The only information I have found on the topic was from an article by NCOSupport.com (http://www.ncosupport.com/military-news/prior-service-soldiers-in-basic-training.html)

Does anyone have any more information regarding if this is accurate?
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I am a current DS and our C Company is exclusively conducting the 6 week prior service cycles. They are basically abbreviated versions of BCT here at Fort Leonard Wood. They definitely see a different version of BCT than the brand new Trainees with expanded privileges and whatnot.
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SPC Chris Wardrop
SPC Chris Wardrop
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SFC (Join to see) I was active duty and then went into IRR which ends September of this year, since my IRR obligation is not up yet I will not have to go through prior service-BCT, correct?
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SSG Brian G.
SSG Brian G.
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1st Lt Rev. Dr. David Poedel - It will depend on your contract. Basically the way it worked when I was at Ft Dix was that you wear the rank that your contract specifies and paid at same, but it is considered 'training rank' and only holds weight with your classmates. Once you graduate basic then the rank is considered to be the same as any permanent party member.
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SPC Dustin S.
SPC Dustin S.
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I just ran across this thread and am thankful for the info on here. I am considering coming back active duty after being out since 2009. The recruiter said that all prior service are now required to attend the full BCT if out more than 3 years. Any updated feedback on what that is like for a prior service with two combat tours? I am just trying to find out what to generally expect.
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SPC Michael Brown
SPC Michael Brown
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Interesting. I was assigned to C Co 6/10 @ FLW with a 8/2/90 graduation date.
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Cpl Jason Berry
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I am also prior service reenlisting in the NG, met with my recruiter yesterday, Feb. 12th, infor.ed the prior service basic training will end on March 1st. So any Army or Marine basic training grad WILL NOT have to attend BCT.
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SPC Jovani Daviu
SPC Jovani Daviu
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I don't get why soo many people do not want to do basic training again? That the best experience of my life. I wish I could do it all over again
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SFC Observer   Controller/Trainer (Oc/T)
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SPC Jovani Daviu - I truly hope you lead a life where you accomplish more than a mildly difficult summer camp. That CAN"T be the highlight of your life... there's so much in this world to explore and experience.
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SPC Jovani Daviu
SPC Jovani Daviu
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Please allow me to clarify that SSG. Basic training was just one of the best moments of my life. I have experienced many before and after BCT. The topic at hand was BCT so I did not elaborate.
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SGT Eric Davis
SGT Eric Davis
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Well it Depends on how long you been out of service even for Army and Marines cause I just got a basic training date! It may get rescinded but oh well
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SGT Marc Riordan
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I was told today that this program is finished, as of next month. The people in the pipeline already will still do the abreviated course, but then it goes back to the old system.
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SPC Cary Strome
SPC Cary Strome
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I also leave Feb 28th. I have not heard anything from anyone about this. Our orders are for 6 weeks not 10. My cycle starts the 5th as well.
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SGT Eric Davis
SGT Eric Davis
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My shit date is for April PSBCT
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SGT Eric Davis
SGT Eric Davis
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Ship!
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SPC Dustin S.
SPC Dustin S.
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Any of you have any feedback on prior service veterans who have went back through under the new requirement to attend the full BCT?
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