SSG Derrick L. Lewis MBA, C-HRM great question, however, I think the larger question is did standards and discipline change because we took Drill Sergeants out of AIT? or did it change because we were involved in two wars and the graduation requirements were no longer enforced in BCT and AIT? As a medic, all the Drill Sergeants did at Sam was do PT with us, March the class to breakfast, class, lunch, class, back to the CTA, pass out mail, and then do checks. If something was wrong it was corrected, however they operated a bit differently than Drill Sergeants in BCT. I think the issues started when Recruiting standards were lowered to bring in bodies coupled with the pass or fail "push em through and let the unit deal with it" operation. I also think issues became larger as well when Drill Sergeants were no longer able to enforce standards and discipline in a constructive manner at BCT.
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