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Department of the Army Headquarters, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command Fort Monroe, Virginia 23651-1047 8 May 2007 Training *TRADOC Regulation 350-6 ENLISTED INITIAL ENTRY TRAINING (IET) POLICIES AND ADMINISTRATION History. This regulation is a rapid action revision. The portions affected by this rapid action revision are listed in the summary of change. Summary. This United States (U. S. ) Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Regulation 350-6 prescribes policies and procedures for the conduct of enlisted IET.

Applicability. This regulation applies to all Active Army (AA), United States Army Reserve (USAR), and Army National Guard (ARNG) enlisted IET conducted at service schools, Army Training Centers (ATCs), and other training activities under the control of Headquarters (HQ), TRADOC and to all personnel, military and civilian, under the control of HQ, TRADOC, who interact with Soldiers undergoing IET conducted on an installation, the Commander of which is subordinate to, and within the supervisory chain of Commanding General (CG), TRADOC.

The following provisions of the regulation are punitive and violations may subject offenders to judicial or non-judicial punishment under Article 92 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), paragraph 2-3. This regulation applies only to TRADOC personnel. TRADOC subordinate commanders who are also installation commanders should issue local regulations or incorporate into pre-existing local regulations, the appropriate punitive provisions of TRADOC Regulation (TR) 350-6 as effective on their installations in order to protect Soldiers in training and preserve good order and discipline.

Proponent and exception authority. The proponent of this regulation is the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Training (DCSOPS&T), (ATTG-II). The proponent has the authority to approve exceptions or waivers to this regulation that are consistent with controlling law and regulations. The proponent may delegate this approval authority in writing, to a division chief with the proponent agency or its direct reporting unit or field operating agency, in the grade of colonel or the civilian equivalent.

Activities may request a waiver to this regulation by providing justification that includes a full analysis of the expected benefits and must include formal review by the activity’s senior legal officer. All waiver requests will be endorsed by the commander or senion leader of the requesting activity and forwarded through higher headquarters to the policy proponent. Army management control process. This regulation contains management control provisions in accordance with AR 11-2, but it does not identify key management controls that must be evaluated. This regulation supersedes TRADOC Regulation 350-6, 30 December 2005. TRADOC Reg 350-6 Supplementation. Supplementation of this regulation and establishment of command and local forms is prohibited without prior approval from Headquarters TRADOC, (ATTG-II), 5 Fenwick Road, Fort Monroe, VA 23651-1049. Suggested improvements. Users send comments and suggested improvements on Department of the Army (DA) Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms) directly to Commander, Headquarters TRADOC, (ATTG-II), 5 Fenwick Road, Fort Monroe, VA 23651-1049.

Distribution. This publication is available only on the TRADOC Homepage at http://www. tradoc. army. mil. _____________________________________________________________________________ 2 TRADOC Reg 350-6 Summary of Change TRADOC Regulation 350-6 Enlisted Initial Entry Training (IET) Policies and Administration This rapid action revision dated 8 May 2007. The Deputy Commanding General for Initial Military Training (DCG-IMT) directed this regulation change to provide commanders greater authority and freedom to make decisions. Adds language in the applicability statement to include all personnel under the control of HQ, TRADOC, identifies paragraph 2-3 as punitive and limits this regulation to only those personnel in TRADOC and TRADOC subordinate commanders. 0 Identifies prohibited practices, which are punitive in nature and may subject the offender to disciplinary action (para 1-1). 0 Adds authority of additional training as directed by HQ, TRADOC (para 1-4a(9)). 0 Moves paragraph 1-4b(7) to 1-4b(6) and changes content to reflect a cadre wellness program, identifies drill sergeant wellness program in TR 350-16. Changes the mission and transformation content to identify DCG-IMT’s philosophy (para 1-5). 0 Deletes content and identifies five color phases of IET (para 2-1a). 0 Adds language through the Soldierization process to the end of the first sentence (para 2-1a(1). 0 Adds language specific to the beginning of the last sentence (para 2-1a(1)). 0 Updates table IET Phases, training goals and privileges; See Table 2-1, IET Phases and Training Goals and Table 2-2, IET Phases and Privileges. Corrects FTX length to a minimum 120 hrs per the TSP and deletes redundant language pertaining to rite of passage ceremony (para 2-1a(3)). 0 Clairifies pass and POV travel (para 2-2b(5)(a-c)). 0 Changes language to upon completion of Phase IV of AIT and the AIT portion of OSUT, Soldiers are granted privileges up to and including permanent party like privileges (para 2-2(7)). 0 Updates prohibited practices to include all prohibited punitive practices from treatment of IET Soldiers and fund-raising in IET (para 2-3). 3 TRADOC Reg 350-6 0 Moves Schofield’s definition of discipline to the glossary from chapter 2. Clairfies drill sergeant suspension; Manual for Courts Martial for definition of preliminary inquiry, clarifies suspension of drill sergeant and suspension of SDAP IAW AR 614-200, moves definition of terms to glossary (para 2-5). 0 Clarifies the physical security measures (para 2-7). 0 Adds ACU as travel uniform (para 2-9). 0 Identifies advance rifle marksmanship in (para 2-10i). 0 Changes sample suicidal behavior memorandum to a figure (fig 3-1). 0 Updates reference for company starts in AR 612-201, grants commanders authority to change graduation dates to support operational requirements (para 3-5). Deletes reference to AIMS-PC, uses current automated database to eliminate the need for changes due to software updates (para 3-9). 0 Changes make-up training to add constructive credit to place emphasis on standards (para 3-10). 0 Updates to give commanders discretion to establish Dear COL/Chaplain letter (para 3-13e). 0 Updates warrior task and battle drill charts to web-links (para 3-16). 0 Updates weapons immersion training will be reinitiated in AIT at least one week prior to the FTX (para 3-17d). Reorganizes the text encouraging promotions, IAW 600-8-19, to reduce emphasis on competitions (para 3-25). 0 Updates billeting requirement for reclassified and prior service to not be billeted with IET Soldiers (para 3-26(c)(4)). 0 Moves medical definitions to the glossary, deletes non-directive language, and other medical issues moved from paragraph 3-31 to appendix H. 0 Updates separation actions for company commander to notify Soldier that separation actions, under chapter 11, have been initiated and the Soldier will be discharged within 14 calendar days (para 3-46(b)). Adds EXODUS guidance to commanders (para 3-52). 0 Adds term “winter block leave” to EXODUS (para 3-52). 4 TRADOC Reg 350-6 0 Moves guidance to IET commanders in reference to the hometown recruiter assistance program to paragraph 3-53. 0 Adds guidance to use 1-1-1 assessment in establishing ability groups (para 4-3c). 0 Expands guidance for assignment to PTRP (para 4-4). 0 Corrects Appendix A by deleting FM 100-14 and adding FM 5-19. 0 Corrects Appendix B by deleting B-1a(2) and (3) redundant to paragraph 3-27a(3) and moved content from B-1b to B-1a (para B-1). Includes cadre training matrix; provides a quick reference table identifying personnel for attendance in cadre training courses (table B-1). 0 Removes the confidence obstacle course from Appendix E; redundant to FM 21-20 and TSP. 0 Clairifies levels of medical support; table has been reduced to quick, easy reference to medical support required in addition to ATLS (table H-1). 0 Removes figures H-5 through H-19. 0 Removes the heat casualty and injury prevention from Appendix J; redundant to TR 350-29, GTA 5-8-22. 0 Figures and tables have been added and updated. TRADOC Reg 350-6 Contents Paragraph Page Chapter 1 Introduction Purpose……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1-1 References…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1-2 Explanation of abbreviations and terms…………………………………………………………… 1-3 Responsibilities ……………………………………………………………………………………………. -4 Mission and Transformation ………………………………………………………………………….. 1-5 Initial Entry Training (IET) graduation requirements ……………………………………….. 1-6 Chapter 2 Conduct of IET Phased training…………………………………………………………………………………………….. 2-1 Amount and type of control/phase privileges …………………………………………………… 2-2 Prohibited practices………………………………………………………………………………………. -3 Treatment of IET Soldiers …………………………………………………………………………….. 2-4 Trainee abuse investigation and reporting ……………………………………………………….. 2-5 Integration of male and female Soldiers ………………………………………………………….. 2-6 Separate and secure environment……………………………………………………………………. 2-7 Battle Buddy system …………………………………………………………………………………….. -8 Military appearance ……………………………………………………………………………………… 2-9 Soldierization and reinforcement training in advanced individual training (AIT) /one station unit training (OSUT) ………………………………………………………………… 2-10 Tobacco cessation policy for IET …………………………………………………………………… 2-11 Allegations of recruiting improprieties……………………………………………………………. -12 Chapter 3 Training Policies, Procedures, and Administration IET strategy…………………………………………………………… ……………………………………. 3-1 IET cadre/support personnel training………………………………………………………………. 3-2 Development of training programs …………………………………………………………………. 3-3 Modifications to training programs ………………………………………………………………… -4 Company training starts ………………………………………………………………………………… 3-5 Early arrivals/holds ………………………………………………………………………………………. 3-6 Training schedules ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 3-7 Lesson plans and instructor preparation ………………………………………………………….. 3-8 Training records …………………………………………………………………………………………… -9 Makeup training/Constructive Credit ……………………………………………………………… 3-10 Concurrent training ………………………………………………………………………………………. 3-11 On-the-job-training (OJT)……………………………………………………………………………… 3-12 After action reviews (AARs) and sensing sessions …………………………………………… 3-13 Basic combat training (BCT) feedback system ………………………………………………… -14 TRADOC Pam 600-4 (IET Soldier’s Handbook)……………………………………………… 3-15 Warrior tasks and battle drills (WTBD)……………………………………………. 3-16 Weapons Immersion Training (handling and maintenance of individual weapon)…3-17 3-18 Chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) training 10 10 10 10 13 17 19 24 27 29 30 31 31 34 35 35 37 37 38 39 39 39 40 41 41 42 42 42 42 43 43 44 44 44 45 45 6 TRADOC Reg 350-6 Contents, continued Paragraph Page Convoy live fire exercise (CLFX) Requirements 3-19 AIT field training exercise (FTX)………………………………………………….. -20 Phase validation for BCT………………………………………………………………………………. 3-21 Testing procedures for AIT and the AIT portion of OSUT ………………………………… 3-22 IET Soldier details ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 3-23 IET Soldier leaders positions …………………………………………………………………………. 3-24 Promotion, Awards, and Competitions……………………………………………………………. -25 Military occupational specialty (MOS) trained/prior service Soldiers 3-26 3-27 Safety Composite risk management………………………………………………………………………….. 3-28 Line of duty (LOD) investigations………………………………………………………………….. 3-29 Severe weather notification……………………………………………………………………………. 3-30 Medical Support for training …………………………………………………………………………. 3-31 Combat lifesaver (CLS) training/certification and utilization………………………. -32 Injury Prevention Measures…………………………………………………………3-33 Suicide prevention ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 3-34 Field Sanitation Team (FST) training and utilization ………………………………………… 3-35 Personal health and hygiene……………………………………………………………. …………….. 3-36 Hearing Conservation Program………………………………………………………………………. 3-37 Health Care Committee ……………………………………………………………. -38 Drill sergeant/cadre uniform ………………………………………………………………………….. 3-39 Body composition standards in IET………………………………………………………………… 3-40 Tattoos/brands……………………………………………………………………………………………… 3-41 New Start Program……………………………………………………………………………………….. 3-42 Remedial training…………………………………………………………………………………………. -43 IET Soldiers held over for security clearance…………………………………………………… 3-44 MOS retraining/reclassification policy ……………………………………………………………. 3-45 Separations………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 3-46 Conscientious objectors ………………………………………………………………………………… 3-47 Retraining and Holding Units (RHUs) ……………………………………………………………. -48 Inspector General (IG) system briefing …………………………………………………………… 3-49 Fund-raising in IET………………………………………………………………………………………. 3-50 Drill sergeant driving limitations ……………………………………………………………………. 3-51 EXODUS (winter block leave) ………………………………………………………………………. 3-52 Hometown Recruiter Assistance Program (HRAP) execution ……………………………. -53 Chapter 4 Physical Training (PT) Objective of PT ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 4-1 Presence of commander and leaders ………………………………………………………………. 4-2 Execution ……………………………………………………………………………………………………. 4-3 Physical Training Rehabilitation Program (PTRP)……………………………………………. 4-4 46 46 46 47 48 48 49 49 52 53 53 53 53 53 55 55 57 58 59 60 61 62 62 62 63 64 66 66 67 67 68 68 68 69 69 0 70 70 74 7 TRADOC Reg 350-6 Contents, continued Paragraph Page Chapter 5 Reserve Component (RC) Training General……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 5-1 Assistance to Army Reserve National Guard/United States Army Reserve Soldiers in IET ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 5-2 Graduation requirements not met……………………………………………………………………. -3 Split training option (STO) ……………………………………………………………………………. 5-4 STO early releases ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 5-5 STO 2 Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) procedures…………………………………….. 5-6 STO 2 administrative deficiencies ………………………………………………………………….. 5-7 Testing of STO Soldiers in IET ………………………………………………………………….. …. -8 Placement into training …………………………………………………………………………………. 5-9 Appendixes A. References……………………………………………………………………………………………… B. IET Cadre/Support Personnel Training Requirements………………………………….. C. Defense Language Institute English Language Center (DLIELC), English as a second language (ESL) Course…………………………………………….. D. Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) ………………….

E. Fast Track ……………………………………………………………………………………………… F. Training Records ……………………………………………………………………………………. G. Fitness Training Unit (FTU) …………………………………………………………………….. H. Medical Support……………………………………………………………………………………… I. MOS Retraining/Reclassification Procedures ……………………………………………. J.

Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) Mobilization (MOB) Training Strategy ……… K. Reception Battalion (RECBN) Responsibilities …………………………………………. L. Inter-Service Training Review Organization (ITRO) (AIT). ………………………… Table List 2-1: IET Phases and training goals ……………………………… ……………………… 2-2: IET Phases and privileges ………………………………………………………………………. 2-3: Reinforcement training table……………………………………………. ……… 3-1: CLS Bag Contents……………………………………………………… ………. -2: Modified FST equipment set……………………………………………. ……… 3-3: MOS security clearance requirements…………………………………………… 3-4: Army Training and Resource System Codes for IET Soldiers Action…………… B-1: Cadre Training Matrix …………………………………………………………………………… K-1: (1-1-1) Assessment Chart ………………………………………………………………………. Figure List 3-1: Sample: Suicidal Behavior Memorandum……………………………………… F-1: Sample: Individual Training Record……………………………………… ……

H-1: Sample: IET Physical Profile …………………………………………………………………. 75 75 75 75 76 77 78 78 78 79 84 88 92 93 93 96 99 108 110 111 114 20 20 36 54 57 65 68 86 113 57 95 102 8 TRADOC Reg 350-6 Contents, continued Page J-1: IRR MOB training strategy…….. ……………………………………………….. 111 Glossary …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. … 124 __________________________________________________________________________ 9 TRADOC Reg 350-6 Chapter 1 Introduction 1-1. Purpose. This regulation prescribes U. S.

Army TRADOC guidance, policies, procedures, and responsibilities for managing and conducting enlisted initial entry training (IET). Enlisted IET consists of basic combat training (BCT), one station unit training (OSUT), advanced individual training (AIT), and any other formal Army training received prior to the awarding of an initial military occupational specialty (MOS) (for example, English as a second language (ESL) Course). This regulation also supports the design, development, and execution of all IET program of instruction (POI), as well as, AIT for MOS training and prior service enlisted Soldiers, and noncommissioned officers (NCOs).

This regulation also identifies prohibited practices, which are punitive in nature and may subject the offender to disciplinary action. 1-2. References. Referenced and related publications and referenced forms are listed in Appendix A. 1-3. Explanation of abbreviations and terms. Abbreviations and special terms used in this regulation are explained in the glossary. 1-4. Responsibilities. a. Commanding General, U. S. Army Accessions Command (USAAC)/Deputy Commanding General-Initial Military Training (DCG-IMT), in conjunction with HQ, TRADOC, DCSOPS&T, (ATTG-I) will(1) Establish policy for conduct of IET. 2) Manage the IET program. (3) Assess IET programs. (4) Conduct conferences, video teleconferences (VTC), assistance visits, and inspections, as required, in the execution of IET management and evaluation responsibilities. (5) Conduct and host an annual Commandants conference. (6) Conduct and host two IET Brigade Commander/Command Sergeant Major (CSM) conferences each year. (7) Assess implementation of IET policy and TRADOC regulations at IET sites. (8) Approve the BCT POI and course materials submitted by the proponent. (9) Approve the Drill Sergeant School (DSS) POI and course material submitted by the DSS proponent. 0 TRADOC Reg 350-6 (10) Approve the TRADOC IET Brigade/Battalion Pre-Command Course (PCC), Company Commander/First Sergeant Course (CCFSC), Cadre Training Course (CTC), Support Cadre Training Course (SCTC), and Installation Staff Contractor Training Course (ISCTC), and additional training as directed by HQ, TRADOC, POI and course material submitted by the proponent. (11) Review composite risk management and environmental composite risk management integration into training products, and assess the validity of proposed control measures during annual safety evaluations. 12) Review and approve infrastructure requirements necessary to support training outlined in POIs (for example, ranges; classrooms; training aids, devices, simulators, and simulations (TADSS)). b. Commandants, TRADOC service schools, will – (1) Develop and provide training support package (TSP) and training requirements analysis system (TRAS) documentation, POIs, lesson plans, and other instructional material, as required, in accordance with (IAW) TRADOC Regulation (TR) 350-70, part VI. Proponents for OSUT will integrate BCT core training into their OSUT POIs. 2) Establish and maintain a working relationship through visits, conferences, VTCs, and correspondence with Army Training Center (ATC) Commanders, Service School Commandants, and Training Division Commanders conducting training in courses for which they are the designated proponent. (3) Manage the quality assurance program, IAW TR 350-70, part III, to evaluate the training program effectiveness for which they are proponents. Evaluation will include a thorough assessment of feedback from the field, as well as an assessment of teaching methods being used at course sites. 4) Manage an effective mission oriented safety program that integrates composite risk management into all activities and training, in order to protect personnel, facilities, equipment, and materiel under their charge, as well as, the public and natural environment from hazards and accidents. (5) Identify and validate POI infrastructure requirements and submit to HQ TRADOC, DCSOPS&T, Training Operations Management Activity (TOMA, ATTG-M) for approval. (6) Establish a Wellness Program for cadre in the IET environment.

A Drill Sergeant Wellness program will be established IAW TR 350-16. This may also be used as a guide to establish cadre wellness programs. (7) Conduct other IET programs as directed by CG, TRADOC. 11 TRADOC Reg 350-6 c. The senior IET commander at each TRADOC subordinate command and non-TRADOC organization will(1) Ensure designated courses are taught IAW approved lesson plans and training materials developed by the proponent. This includes application of IET training strategy and methods outlined in TR 350-70, chapter III-2, and this regulation. 2) Assist service schools and other course proponents in the design and development of courses taught in the ATC, IAW TR 350-70, part VI. (3) Provide feedback and make recommendations to change training content, such as methods of instruction and sequencing. (4) Continually evaluate training effectiveness and enforce training standards. (5) Ensure cadre and support personnel attend the appropriate training courses IAW paragraph 3-2 and Table B-1 of this regulation. (6) Maintain a list, by position, of who must attend SCTC and ISCTC and submit to proponent at Fort Jackson (ATZJ-VU). 7) Establish responsibility, at the appropriate level of command, for conducting preliminary inquiries, making credibility determinations, and documenting and maintaining records of Serious Incident Reports (SIR) and Operations Reports (OPREPS). (8) Submit SIRs IAW Army Regulation (AR) 190-40 and OPREPS IAW TR 1-8 to HQ TRADOC (ATAL-O). Reporting procedures outlined in TR 1-8 do not replace the reporting procedures as outlined in AR 190-40. Parallel reports are often required due to separate reporting channels. d.

Commander, BCT Center of Excellence, Fort Jackson is the proponent for BCT. (1) Develop a stand-alone, non-OSUT BCT POI IAW TR 350-70 and submit to TRADOC for approval. Identify BCT core training that is integrated into OSUT POIs. The BCT core training is documented in a separate Appendix in the OSUT POI. (2) Conduct and host an annual BCT conference. (3) Revise TRADOC Pam 600-4, IET Soldier’s Handbook, as necessary, in coordination with (ICW) other TRADOC schools/proponents and provide a copy to the Army Training Support Center (ATSC) for publication and distribution annually. . Commandant, U. S. Army Infantry School is the proponent for warrior tasks and battle drills (WTBD), and is responsible for the following in regard to BCT, OSUT, and AIT- 12 TRADOC Reg 350-6 (1) Design the education and training for those warrior tasks selected for training in BCT. (2) Evaluate new equipment for use in BCT in conjunction with the appropriate proponents. f. Commander, Defense Language Institute English Language Center (DLIELC), ESL Course, will adhere to TRADOC policies in Appendix C when training pre-BCT/OSUT Soldiers.

Commander, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) will adhere to the policies outlined in Appendix D. 1-5. Mission and Transformation. The mission of enlisted IET is to transform volunteers into Soldiers who have demonstrated the requisite character and values, possess a warrior spirit, are competent and confident in their warfighting and technical skills, and who can successfully contribute to their first unit of assignment. a. Desired End State of Transformation, Soldier will(1) Understand, accept, and live by the Army values and Warrior Ethos. 2) Possess self-discipline, be adaptable, and flexible. (3) Be capable of identifying and solving problems appropriate to their position and responsibility. (4) Willingly subordinate self to the mission and fellow Soldiers. (5) Be able to operate effectively under stress. (6) Be proud of and committed to their profession. (7) Be physically fit. (8) Be proficient in WTBDs and MOS-related technical skills. (9) Comply with Army traditions, customs/courtesies, and fundamental Soldier skills and responsibilities. b.

Definition of Transformation. The deliberate physical and psychological development/progression of a person with an uncertain set of values and level of commitment, discipline, and knowledge of the Army into a contributing member of this profession who demonstrates an appropriate level of commitment, discipline, task proficiency, and adherence to the Army values. c. Principle of Transformation. Transformation is the continual process with expected levels of progression at major (specific) phase points. The desired changes in a person 13

TRADOC Reg 350-6 undergoing acculturation in the Army, referred to as transformation, are the result of a consistent application of the following critical concepts. (1) Immersion in an environment of Army values and conduct. The desired environment is an embodiment of all that the Army stands for, including values, personal conduct, selfdiscipline, motivation, and task performance. Application of this critical concept ensures Soldiers learn by the example of everyone with whom they have contact and every activity which they participate in or observe.

Consistently and broadly applied, this environment will demonstrate the practical application of the Army values and serve to establish the Army’s standards for conduct, discipline, and relationships. The leaders and trainers Soldiers observe during their IET experience provide the only real example of conduct and performance a Soldier will have. In order to influence desired change, the example must always be consistent with our highest standards. Where the desired environment is in contrast to a Soldier’s background or experience, it provides the basis for change, exemplifying in meaningful ways what is required to be a successful Soldier.

When a Soldier’s environment or behavior differs from the desired actions, an opportunity is provided for leaders to discuss or demonstrate the Army’s expectations and standards. In short, it is the “soaking” in an environment that embodies Army values and standards that provides the primary basis and cause of change in human behavior. Applied over time, it provides the opportunity for Soldiers to observe how those values are put into practice, and how Army standards are applied in performance and discipline. It provides leaders the opportunity to relate attitude and behavior to individual and collective performance in real terms.

Everyone a Soldier sees and senses, and everything they do establishes the environment. In order to be effective, all leaders and trainers must comply with the Army’s highest standards. (2) Standards. To establish order, standards and expectations must be clearly communicated, achievable and consistently and equitably enforced. The Army strives to establish clear standards for performance and conduct, communicate them clearly across the force and apply them equitably and consistently. Nowhere is that more important than during the acculturation of new Soldiers.

It is imperative to communicate the standards clearly, because the standards and expectations may be significantly different than those of individual Soldiers. The desired standards at end state, may not be achievable early in the transformation process, particularly in areas of fitness and task proficiency, the standards may be adjusted in time, in order to provide goals that are achievable. The consistent, equitable enforcement of standards is essential to the desired end state. Anything less will demonstrate the standards don’t have real meaning or consequence. 3) Drill Sergeants/Leaders. Creation of a positive, motivational Drill Sergeant/Leader to Soldier relationship is the most influential aspect individual in the Soldier’s transformation experience. The Drill Sergeant/Leader must demonstrate the beliefs, values, and performance measures consistent with the command climate and Army culture. The Drill Sergeant/Leader’s approach and attitude should be characterized by “Follow me and join me; I am a proud example of our Army, and I will do everything I can to assist you in meeting your goal(s) and meeting or exceeding our standards. The Drill Sergeant/Leader accepts the Soldier despite of his/her shortcomings, understands the difficulties and opportunities each Soldier presented, recognizes the commitment and trust the Soldier has placed in the Army, and appreciates the potential every Soldier brings to the Army. The Drill Sergeant/Leader identifies and accentuates the positive 14 TRADOC Reg 350-6 traits of the Soldiers, and strengthens their weakness in order to assist them in overcoming all challenges. In addition, the leader understands their performance as a role model never ceases.

All actions by the leader will either help or hinder a Soldier’s progress through the transformation. The leader must be respectable, credible, and consistent. The leader must understand the key personal characteristics of each Soldier will affect the transformation process and serve to alter their individual reaction to stress and training. These key personal characteristics are relevant personal experience, self-confidence, and level of commitment. Soldiers with past experiences similar to components of IET may experience less stress and find it easier to cope with the rigors of training.

Soldiers with low self-confidence and poor selfimage may have more difficulty accepting the lessons, either formal or informal, given by leaders. In addition, Soldiers’ level of commitment may affect how they react to uncertainty and their ability to meet standards. The leader must understand and accommodate those individual characteristics in order to better prepare each Soldier for duty and combat. Most importantly, the Drill Sergeant/Leader must make every Soldier understand they are responsible for meeting all established standards in order to serve in the Army successfully, and the Drill Sergeant/Leader is there to assist them. 4) Team Approach. Each Soldier is made to feel as a valued member of a team. In the end, the Army is a large team comprised of many smaller ones, all sharing common goals, standards, and culture. Each Soldier must be a meaningful part of the team in which they are placed. In order to build the team upon which the Army depends, each Soldier must be made to feel a part of it and that their particular contributions are valuable to the greater effort. (5) Adherence to standards through self-discipline rather than solely enforced discipline.

The desired end state in every Soldier is that they know the Army standard and comply out of simple personal choice and pride rather than threat of the consequences or whether someone is watching. Simply put, the desired state, self-discipline, is doing what is right whether someone else will know or not. The discipline demonstrated by every Soldier during the transformation process in IET should progress to the point where they will demonstrate the adherence to the Army’s standards through their own choice and will.

The IET process is designed to clearly demonstrate the Army’s standards and observe and enforce adherence on the part of every Soldier. As Soldiers demonstrate the understanding and acceptance of the standards, the overt observation and enforcement should be gradually relaxed in order to provide the opportunity for Soldiers to demonstrate adherence thorough their own will. It provides the necessary opportunity, while Soldiers are still in a relatively controlled environment, to identify and correct Soldiers who do not demonstrate the strength of will or character to live by the Army’s standards.

The opportunities and means to allow Soldiers to demonstrate self-discipline are as varied as the individual circumstance. It is essential that every Soldier demonstrate selfadherence to the Army’s standards before departing the IET environment. (6) Gradual restoration of normal privileges. In order to create an environment where Army standards of discipline and conduct can be clearly demonstrated and enforced, numerous privileges associated with normal Army life are withdrawn upon entry in IET.

This does not have an end in itself, nor is it simply a rite of passage, but rather is part of an intricate process designed to teach discipline and subordinate of self to a greater purpose. In order for the process to be complete and assure the orderly transition from IET to a standard Army unit, it is 15 TRADOC Reg 350-6 appropriate to gradually restore full privileges, consistent with individual Soldier ability to demonstrate adherence to standards.

The goal is to complete the original purpose of privilege revocation, that each Soldier demonstrates the ability and willingness to adhere to the Army’s standards by gradually restoring the privileges in a relatively controlled environment where selfmotivated adherence to the standards can be rewarded and failure to adhere can be corrected. This takes advantage of the control inherently possible within the IET environment and ensures confidence that Soldiers leaving the controlled environment can and will act within the Army’s standards. 7) Continual assessment and modification of tasks, activities, and conditions to accommodate progression and ability. Soldiers enter IET with different abilities and characteristics and progress through the transformation experience at different rates, therefore, an assessment based strategy similar to that employed for physical development is appropriate for all facets of the Soldier’s development. An assessment based strategy involves two steps; first, develop and conduct assessments; second, modify the plan (tasks, activities, and conditions) to align with a Soldier’s progress as appropriate.

While effectively employing this type of strategy for those components that can be easily assessed by objective measures, such as the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) or weapons qualification, assessment of more difficult to measure components of the transformation should also be conducted. Self-discipline and privileges highlights this type of assessment based strategy for difficult to measure components. Using this approach to Soldier transformation enhances the ability of leaders at every level to ensure Soldiers achieve the required psychological and physical standards.

It also enhances our ability to appropriately challenge every Soldier during their IET experience. (8) Strive to reach the performance level of individual capability and potential. Every Soldier enters the Army with an individual and different set of goals, expectations, and level of commitment. They also have different levels of capabilities and potential. The minimum standard for performance, in conduct and discipline, as well as proficiency is well established, but it is just that, a minimum standard. The goal should be to challenge each Soldier to reach their individual level of capability.

In easily quantifiable tasks, such as physical fitness and rifle marksmanship, this is relatively easy to measure and to motivate toward, but it applies equally to more difficult to measure areas, such as motivation and conduct. Leader actions and the overall training environment should contribute to the expectation of every Soldier performing to their full potential and creating a level of stress on Soldiers who are not fully performing. (9) Stress in training should result from task accomplishment and meeting standards, not from leaders.

Stress experienced by Soldiers in IET is natural, and to an extent, is desired. Stress is not desired for its own sake or because we simply want stress. The standards of performance and conduct should be high enough that every Soldier must exert effort to meet it. Any stress involved in that exertion must be from meeting the standard, not from a stressful environment. (10) Primary behavioral learning method in IET is through observation requiring consistent leadership by example. The IET environment fosters learning through observation, making it critical for leaders and trainers embrace the “do as I do” mentality.

Soldiers will observe those with experience during day to day activities and through specific training tasks. 16 TRADOC Reg 350-6 Leaders must understand and acknowledge that Soldiers are observing their actions constantly. The proper example signifies there is only one standard; it also reinforces that all Soldiers, leaders included, are expected to maintain these standards. Anything less than the proper conduct and performance will force new Soldiers to question the importance of the Army values. (11) The desired IET environment and leadership techniques employed should be consistent with those desired in other Army organizations.

In all organizations across the Army, leaders are expected to accomplish assigned missions while taking care of their Soldiers, leading by example and constantly and consistently developing their subordinates. The IET environment is the same, leadership styles should mirror those executed in past assignments. Utilizing Armywide concepts in IET, leaders will ensure Soldiers learn to properly acknowledge all leaders in the appropriate manner. Incorrectly implemented, the IET environment can create the view that training cadre are treated differently than other leaders of equal grade and authority.

This will only confuse Soldiers at the initial stages of their career. (12) Teaching and educating Soldiers is valued equally with training them. Soldiers inherently desire to understand why things are done in certain ways in the Army and their IET experience should provide that basis of understanding. The Army desires Soldiers who are flexible, adaptive, and thinking; this can be achieved by ensuring that tasks are understood, and more importantly, leaders teach why activities and tasks are executed in a specific manner.

Soldiers learn through education and action, rather than strict obedience to orders. While the discipline gained by quickly reacting to orders is important, it can be overstated when viewing how well tasks are learned and understood. Teaching and educating new Soldiers about the “why” of how we do things; the fundamental basis and underlying reasons behind unique Army methods and techniques is necessary to fully equip them for service. This education conveys caring and interest in their full preparedness and well-being.

Education creates a better understanding of operations, equipment, traditions, and daily activities and will develop stronger commitment to the Army and the IET leadership and will improve the Soldiers transition into the first duty assignment. Leaders demonstrating commitment to each new Soldiers at the individual level, is a key component of fostering commitment to the Army and the team it represents. d. The concepts above all combine to foster an environment conducive to creating lasting change, while faciliting training, education, and character development.

This environment accommodates Soldiers from a wide range of backgrounds, skills, motivation, and commitment, because it is focused on the individual rather than on execution of a rote process. The IET process provides the context for focus on individual Soldiers in a large group setting, while providing opportunity for teaching, education, and training. e. The ultimate goal is to have a seamless transition when a Soldier reports to the first unit of assignment.

Success in this endeavor is accomplished when an encouraging, learning environment is created, bolstered by clearly stated high standards, and executed by well organized and efficiently leaders who exemplify the best in the Army. 1-6. IET graduation requirements. Every IET Soldier is required to meet the qualification requirements specified in the course student evaluation plan (SEP) and other appropriate course documentation. These requirements include, but are not limited to- 17

TRADOC Reg 350-6 (1) BCT and Phases I-III of OSUT: (a) Complete the APFT with a minimum of 50 points in each event (waiverable only if Soldier passed diagnostic APFT). (b) Participate in the prescribed weapons immersion program (safe handling and maintenance) and qualify with individual weapon. (c) Pass all end of cycle requirements (Phases I-III). (d) Complete obstacle and confidence courses as prescribed in the appropriate TSP and Field Manual (FM) 21-20, Army Physical Fitness Training. (e) Complete bayonet and pugil training as prescribed in the appropriate TSP. f) Complete combative (react to man-to-man contact) training as prescribed in the appropriate TSP. (g) Throw two live hand grenades. (h) Complete the protective mask confidence exercise IAW the appropriate TSP. (i) Complete road marches as prescribed in the appropriate TSP. (j) Complete tactical field training and field training exercises (FTXs) required by this regulation and appropriate TSP. (k) Complete WTBDs as prescribed in the appropriate TSP. (l) Complete a convoy live fire exercise (CLFX). (m) Conduct urban operations. (n) Complete combat lifesaver certification. 2) AIT and Phases IV-V of OSUT: (a) Pass the APFT with a minimum of 60 points in each event, (waiverable only if Soldier passed diagnostic APFT). (b) Pass end of cycle requirements. (c) Demonstrate proficiency of MOS specific critical tasks as identified by the proponent school, and as prescribed in the appropriate TSP. 18 TRADOC Reg 350-6 (d) Complete foot and tactical road marches IAW this regulation and the appropriate TSP. (e) Complete tactical field training outlined in this regulation and the appropriate TSP. (f) Ordnance, Transportation, Military Intelligence, Signal, and Quartermaster MOSs complete CLFX.

All other MOSs will conduct convoy training IAW this regulation and the appropriate TSP. (g) AIT courses will conduct advanced rifle marksmanship (ARM). Courses longer than 23 weeks will conduct weapons qualification and training as prescribed in the appropriate TSP. Use of 300 meter range is the standard for qualification. If a 300 meter range is not available, AITs may use a 25 meter range. (h) Conduct urban operations training as prescribed in the appropriate TSP. (i) Conduct combative (react to man-to-man contact) training as prescribed in the appropriate TSP. (j) Complete the WTBD directed by proponent. k) Participate in the prescribed weapons immersion (safe handling and maintenance of individual weapon) program. (l) Prepared to contribute to the successful mission accomplishment of the first unit of assignment and operate effectively in a contemporary operating environment. _____________________________________________________________________________ Chapter 2 Conduct of IET 2-1. Phased training. IET is conducted in a 5 phase Soldierization program. Phases and associated goals provide intermediate objectives to give common direction and serve as milestones during IET.

The training cadre informs IET Soldiers of the goals and standards for each phase of training. Movement from each phase forward is viewed as a “gate” for each Soldier. The training cadre evaluates each Soldier’s performance by the standards for each phase before advancing them to the next phase. a. The five phases of IET are “Red,” “White,” and “Blue” which are associated with BCT and the BCT portion of OSUT, and “Black” and “Gold,” which are associated with AIT and the AIT portion of OSUT. The senior IET commander can adjust the established phase length to ensure Soldiers are trained to the course standards.

The five training phases and associated goals and privileges are shown in tables 2-1 and 2-2. 19 TRADOC Reg 350-6 Table 2-1 IET phases and training goals PHASE I II III IV V V+ 21 THRU COMPLETION Basic Combat Training (BCT) One Station Unit Training (OSUT) GOALS PASS PHASE TRAINING CONFORM TO STANDARDS OPERATE AS A TEAM MEMBER MASTER BASIC SKILLS DEVELOP PHYSICAL FITNESS DEMONSTRATE SELF DISCIPLINE DEMONSTRATE THE CAPABILITY TO COPE WITH STRESS IMMERSE IN ARMY VALUES DEMONSTRATE ARMY VALUES QUALIFY WITH RIFLE PASS APFT CONDUCT CLFX CONDUCT URBAN OPERATIONS CONDUCT COMBATIVES CONDUCT WTBD COMPLETE POI REQUIREMENTS 1

Advanced Individual Training (AIT) 7 THRU 9 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X1 X X X X X X X X 10 THRU 13 X X X X X X X 14 THRU 20 X X X X X X X X X X X X X WEEKS 1 THRU 3 X X X X X 4 THRU 6 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X BCT requirement for APFT is 50 points per event. Table 2-2 IET Phases and privileges1 PHASE I II Basic Combat Training (BCT) One Station Unit Training (OSUT) TOTAL LEVEL OF SUPERVISION CONTROL X X X X2 X2 X 2 III IV V Advanced Individual Training (AIT) V+ PRIVILEGES TOTAL CONTROL 1 REDUCED CONTROL REDUCED CONTROL

REDUCED CONTROL REDUCED CONTROL SIMILAR TO PERMANENT PARTY RESTRICTED TO COMPANY AREA ESCORTED TO BY DRILL SERGEANT BRIGADE AREA PASSES ON-POST PASS OFF-POST PASS OVERNIGHT PASS WEAR CIVILIAN CLOTHES CELL PHONES, PAGERS, ELECTRONIC DEVICES DRIVE OR RIDE IN PRIVATELY OWNED VEHICLE (POV)/RENTAL VEHICLE ALCOHOL OR TOBACCO USE FOR SOLDIERS OF LEGAL AGE 1 2 X2 X 2 X2 X 2 X X X X X X X X3 X2 X2 X2 X X X2 X2 X X X X3 Paragraph 2-2b(5)(c) X X3 Privileges are earned, and are granted, reduced or modified at the commander’s discretion based on Soldier performance and discipline.

During passes for phases II-V, all IET Soldiers will utilize the battle buddy system except when accompanied by family members. 3 Not in the presence of IET Soldiers 20 TRADOC Reg 350-6 (1) Phase I (Red). This phase encompasses weeks 1-3 of IET and consists of an environment of total control, where active, involved, positive leaders begin transforming volunteers into Soldiers through the Soldierization process. Training is focused on immersion in the Army’s core values, traditions, Warrior Ethos, and ethics; the development of individual basic combat skills, teamwork, and physical training (PT).

Specific goals for Soldiers in Phase I include, but are not limited to(a) Pass all Phase I training. (b) Pay strict attention to detail. (c) Conform to established standards. (d) Begin to work effectively as a team member. (e) Master basic skills. (f) Maintain individual and platoon areas. (g) Develop physical fitness consistent with time in training. (h) Demonstrate the capability to operate effectively in a stressful environment. (2) Phase II (White). This phase encompasses weeks 4-6 of IET and is centered on the development of basic combat skills, with special emphasis on weapon proficiency and PT.

At this phase, Soldiers are provided limited responsibilities and privileges commensurate with demonstrated performance. Soldiers continue to receive instruction on Army Values, Warrior Ethos, ethics, history, and traditions. Specific goals for IET Soldiers in Phase II include, but are not limited to(a) Pass all Phase II training. (b) Conform to established standards. (c) Display self-discipline. (d) Qualify with the M16A2 rifle or assigned weapon. (e) Develop physical fitness consistent with time in training. (f) Continue to develop capability to work as a team member. 3) Phase III (Blue). This is the last phase of BCT and encompasses weeks 7-9 of IET. This phase concentrates on individual tactical training, increased Soldier responsibilities, opportunities to prove increased self-discipline, and demonstration of teamwork. This phase culminates with the application of all the skills learned in BCT during a minimum 120 hour 21 TRADOC Reg 350-6 FTX. An appropriate “rite of passage” ceremony commemorates successful demonstration of all BCT skills marking the transformation from volunteer to Soldier upon the completion of BCT or the BCT portion of OSUT.

Soldiers satisfying all requirements to complete BCT are awarded the black beret. Specific goals for Soldiers in Phase III include, but are not limited to(a) Conform to Army standards. (b) Complete the APFT to BCT standard (50 points each event). (c) Complete all BCT POI requirements. (d) Demonstrate the ability to think, look, and act like a Soldier without detailed supervision. (e) Demonstrate knowledge of the Army’s Values, Warrior Ethos, history, heritage, and traditions. (f) Demonstrate the capability to operate effectively as a team member. g) Demonstrate proficiency of the WTBD. (4) Phases IV, V and V+ of IET occur in AIT and the AIT portion of OSUT. Increased emphasis on personal responsibility and accountability characterize these phases. Privileges in AIT are granted IAW paragraph 2-2b(6) of this regulation. IET Soldiers receive reinforcement training on Army Values and teamwork, and an introduction to the history, heritage, and traditions of their specialty branch. This emphasis and the focus on MOS skills further develop Soldier skills and prepare the Soldier for first unit of assignment. a) Phase IV (Black). This phase begins on the first training day of the first week of AIT or weeks 10-13 of OSUT. Reduced supervision by drill sergeants, reinforcement training on common skills, values, and traditions taught in BCT, and increased emphasis on MOS tasks characterizes this phase. Upon arrival at the AIT unit, IET Soldiers starting AIT will receive initial counseling. This session is used to establish goals consistent with the Soldier’s MOS training requirements, as prescribed in the appropriate POI and this regulation.

Counseling will continue throughout AIT keeping the Soldier informed of their progress. (b) Phase V (Gold). This phase begins the fourth week of AIT or weeks 14-20 of OSUT. Reinforcement training on common skills, training, and evaluation of MOS skills, a leadership environment that simulates the environment in an operational unit, and a culminating tactical FTX that integrates WTBD and MOS tasks characterize this phase. This exercise is designed to reinforce the basic combat skills learned in BCT, applicable to the Soldier in the execution of MOS related duties in a tactical field environment. (c) Phase V+.

This phase begins week 21 through the completion of AIT and week 21 through completion of OSUT. Phase V+ Soldiers are billeted separately from other IET Soldiers, and at the commanders’ discretion may be granted privileges approximate to those held 22 TRADOC Reg 350-6 by permanent party Soldiers. At TRADOC subordinate commands, where separation from other IET Soldiers is not possible, use of alcohol and tobacco is restricted, IAW paragraph 2-11 of this regulation. Graduates of IET that attend follow-on training prior to arriving at the gaining unit are billeted separately from other IET Soldiers, if possible. d) IET commanders may implement Fast Track programs as described in Appendix E. Commanders may use the Fast Track programs to recognize Soldiers who exceed course standards and provide opportunities to them for additional MOS training and early promotion. Commanders must have approval of their Fast Track programs from DCSOPS&T TOMA (ATTG-M) before implementation. (5) Graduation from OSUT/AIT signifies successful completion of the first five phases of the Soldierization program. Units conducting AIT will conduct an appropriate branch pinning ceremony in conjunction with awarding the MOS. b.

The following formal counseling requirements must be met for all IET Soldiers(1) Individual counseling should be conducted within 72 hours of arrival at the training unit and continued throughout training to keep the Soldier informed of their progress. (2) Counseling at the conclusion of each training phase. (3) Counseling on the provisions for additional training, when they are not able to meet established standards and requirements (for example, new start, rehabilitative transfer, remedial training). (4) All performance and professional counseling is documented on DA Form 4856 (Developmental Counseling Form). . Schools may use phase banners to distinguish a platoon’s phase of training and recognize the passage of a platoon from one phase to another. Guidons are not authorized at the IET platoon level IAW AR 840-10, chapter 6. (1) Local programs are established to govern the awarding, carrying, and displaying of platoon banners. (2) Banners are attached to a standard 7 foot flagstaff (marker and marker pennant’s flagstaff). The flagstaff head (finial) is an acorn, to distinguish it from the company guidon. (3) Banners are made of nylon bunting. 4) Banners are solid colors representing the phase as defined in paragraph 2-1a. (5) Banners are swallow tailed in shape. The finished dimensions are 18 inches high by 30 inches wide, with the “V” 5 inches deep. The hem on the 18 inch straight side will provide a pocket designed to fit a flagstaff. The other hems are 1 inch deep. 23 TRADOC Reg 350-6 (6) In AIT, where IET platoons include Phase IV and Phase V Soldiers in the same platoon, the senior IET commander (Lieutenant Colonel or higher) is authorized to exempt those platoons from using phase banners. 7) The use of platoon and company achievement streamers with the banners to recognize achievement in various training events and activities is authorized. Competition for achievement streamers is to be measured against an established standard, not competition against other platoons. 2-2. Amount and type of control/phase privileges. a. During IET, the cadre leadership should evolve from asserting total control over Soldiers to the point where it duplicates the leadership environment in operational units.

This gradual change supports the Soldierization program, and allows the drill sergeant to gauge each Soldiers self-discipline and maintain or relinquish control accordingly. b. Privileges/limitations for IET Soldiers. (1) Privileges granted in IET will support the phased training program, which establishes intermediate goals to facilitate the transformation from volunteer to Soldier. Specific privileges are associated with each phase of training as incentives, and Soldiers are eligible for these privileges as they progress in training.

However, the decision to award privileges is based on an individual’s performance and the privileges authorized for that specific phase of training. Brigade commanders and school commandants are the approval authority for granting or withholding privileges. Soldiers are granted additional freedom as they demonstrate selfdiscipline and the ability to accept responsibility. These are privileges, not rights, and as such, are withheld, modified, or withdrawn based upon performance, mission, and program requirements. 2) Wearing of civilian clothes is strictly limited during BCT. Local standard operating procedures (SOP) will govern attire for BCT Soldiers departing on emergency leave prior to deferred issue. When time and facilities permit, the Soldier is issued a Class “A” uniform before departing on emergency leave. (3) The use of telephones during IET, to include cellular and other wireless communication devices, is a privilege. IET brigade commanders will establish local policy for their use by IET Soldiers. Soldiers will not carry electronic devices to ormation, training, or class unless authorized by the commander. IET Soldiers arriving to the Reception Battalion (RECBN), BCT, OSUT, AIT, or new duty assignment are given the opportunity to call home within 48 hours of arrival. (4) BCT Soldiers are prohibited from driving or riding in privately owned vehicles (POVs) and rental vehicles except as defined in paragraph (5)(c). (5) The following privileges establish guidelines for brigade commanders. 24 TRADOC Reg 350-6 (a) Phase I (weeks 1 through 3). No passes are permitted and IET Soldiers are restricted to the company area.

IET Soldiers are allowed outside the company area only when in formation and escorted by Drill Sergeants. A drill sergeant will escort IET Soldiers in this phase to the Post Exchange (PX). Soldiers are prohibited from driving or riding in POVs and rental vehicles, consuming alcoholic beverages, and using tobacco products. All IET Soldiers must maintain the battle buddy system IAW paragraph 2-8. Continuous cadre supervision is enforced during Phase I of IET. (b) Phase II (weeks 4 through 6). In addition to the privileges authorized in Phase I, passes within the brigade area are authorized.

This pass may be extended, at the discretion of the commander, for the use of facilities outside the brigade area. This modification is used as a reward for excellent achievement for the use of theaters, swimming pools, and other facilities offered on the installation. Soldiers are prohibited from driving or riding in POVs and rental vehicles, consuming alcoholic beverages, and using tobacco products. All IET Soldiers must maintain the battle buddy system IAW paragraph 2-8. (c) Phase III (weeks 7 through 9). In addition to the privileges authorized in Phase II, on post passes are authorized.

At the discretion of the commander, IET Soldiers may ride with family members in POVs and rental vehicles during BCT graduation day and OSUT family day. Soldiers can use the battle buddy system in lieu of a family member to sign out for a day pass (does not include overnight pass). Family members are authorized to transport BCT graduates to assigned AIT sites at the commander’s discretion. IET Soldiers are prohibited from driving POVs and rental vehicles,consuming alcoholic beverages, and using tobacco products. All IET Soldiers must maintain the battle buddy system IAW paragraph 2-8.

Soldiers may receive an off post day pass privilege during graduation day or family day and do not have to use the buddy system when accompanied by an adult family member. • One day of travel time is allowed for each 350 miles of official distance of ordered travel. If the excess is 51 miles or more after dividing the total number of miles by 350, one additional day of travel time is allowed. When the total official distance is 400 miles or less, one day’s travel time is allowed. (Joint Federal Travel Regulation, U3003 Authorized Modes and U3005 Travel Time).

Soldiers are not authorized to drive or consume alcohol when being transported. • Soldiers are to report to AIT on the scheduled report date. Soldiers who are authorized to travel to the AIT location with family members must arrive at the AIT location no later than 1800 on the Sunday prior to the scheduled AIT report date. (6) Phase IV (weeks 1-4 of AIT or 10 through 13 of OSUT). Soldiers should be reintroduced to those privileges withheld during phases I-III in a manner that provides Soldiers the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to handle privileges in a professional manner.

Commanders may determine the timeline to reintroduce such privileges. (7) Upon the completion of Phase IV. Soldiers are granted privileges up to and including permanent party privileges. Privileges may be withheld or withdrawn based on the Soldier’s conduct and performance. 25 TRADOC Reg 350-6 (a) AIT Soldiers who pass the initial APFT test with only 50 points in each event will not be authorized to consume alcoholic beverages and tobacco products. (b) Alcoholic beverages and tobacco products may only be used if the Soldier is of legal age. Alcoholic beverages will not be used within 8 hours prior to reporting for duty.

Soldiers granted these privileges will not consume alcoholic beverages or use tobacco products in the presence of those Soldiers who have not been granted these privileges. (c) AIT Soldiers must remain within a 50 mile radius of the post, and all passes must end no later than (NLT) 2100 hours. AIT Soldiers will wear the proper military uniform while on pass unless the commander allows civilian clothes. A safety briefing will be given to all Soldiers who earn this privilege, prior to departing on pass. (d) AIT Soldiers are included in random drug testing. Soldiers who test positive for drug usage are handled IAW AR 600-85, paragraph 3-7. e) Graduates of DLIFLC (see app D) and non-MOS producing phases of training, arriving at AIT (or subsequent phases of AIT), at the discretion of the commander, will retain their previously earned privileges after an initial 72 hour period of reception, integration, orientation, and initial counseling activities. (f) Soldiers in MOS training that fail to obtain an MOS, may retain their previously earned phase privileges after receiving a positive evaluation by the gaining AIT unit. Until the evaluation is complete, the Soldier will start with Phase IV privileges. g) Soldiers who have completed AIT and been awarded an MOS shall be considered permanent party Soldiers for purposes of privileges once they attend additional skill identifier or their first unit of assignment. (8) Normally, IET Soldiers are not granted leave between BCT and AIT, unless they meet one of the following requirements(a) Soldiers are attending an AIT course of 24 weeks or longer. These courses have a one week delay built into the Army Training Requirements and Resources System (ATRRS) training schedule between the BCT graduation date and the AIT report date.

Soldiers may elect to take up to one week of leave, or report directly to AIT upon graduation from BCT. When the latter is chosen, the losing BCT site will coordinate with the gaining AIT site for early arrival. (b) Soldiers graduate from BCT in December, with an AIT start in January. (c) Soldiers taking winter block leave during BCT are not authorized to take any additional leave between BCT graduation and the start of AIT (this includes AIT courses that are 24 weeks or longer). 26

TRADOC Reg 350-6 (d) Battalion commanders may grant exceptions on a case by case basis. The unit approving the leave will advise TRADOC DCSOPS&T TOMA. (9) Unit commanders may determine privileges for Soldiers attending Pre-BCT (for example, ESL course) or assigned to a Physical Training Rehabilitation Program (PTRP) medical hold company. Such privileges will not exceed those of Soldiers in phase IV. 2-3. Prohibited Practices. The following practices are prohibiteda. Hazing. (1) Hazing is defined as any onduct that causes another to suffer, or be exposed to any activity which is cruel, abusive, humiliating, oppressive, demeaning, or harmful. Soliciting or coercing another to perpetrate any such activity is also considered as hazing. Hazing need not involve physical contact, it can be verbal or psychological in nature. Actual or implied consent to acts of hazing does not eliminate the culpability of the perpetrator. Hazing is explicitly forbidden IAW AR 600-20, chapter 4 and applies to military members and civilian personnel. Hazing is an offense punishable under the UCMJ. 2) This definition includes and is not limited to playing abusive tricks, threatening or offering violence or bodily harm to another, striking, branding, tattooing, any forced or coerced consumption of alcohol, drug, or tobacco product or causing the harmful, excessive, or abusive consumption of food, or any other substance. (3) Hazing does not include command authorized mission or operational activities, the requisite training to prepare for such missions or operations, administrative corrective measures, extra military instruction, command authorized PT, and other similar activities that the commander authorizes.

Corrective training is a key component of the investment strategy. b. Sexual harassment, fraternization, or inappropriate or unprofessional relationships. This conduct is explicitly forbidden IAW AR 600-20 and may violate local regulations. These offenses are punishable under the UCMJ. (1) Prohibited relationships. Any relationship between permanent party and IET Soldiers not required by the training mission is prohibited IAW AR 600-20, paragraph 4-15.

This definition includes and is not limited to dating IET Soldiers, writing personal letters/emails, having personal telephone conversations unrelated to the training mission, playing cards, gambling, dancing, entertaining in a personal residences, sharing accommodations in a hotel/motel, transporting in a POV, or any other conduct of a personal or sexual nature. (2) This does not preclude the normal exchange of military courtesies, the standard courtesies extended at command sponsored functions, participating in religious activities, or activities specifically approved by the commander, or necessitated by emergency. c.

Degrading Soldiers by use of vulgar, sexually explicit, obscene, profane, humiliating, racially, sexually, or ethnically slanted language. 27 TRADOC Reg 350-6 d. Physical contact with Soldiers for any reason. Exceptions to this are where the safety of the Soldier is in question (for example, heat exhaustion, physical injury, etc. ) or when making corrections directly related to training. Cadre is not required to ask the Soldier’s permission when make necessary corrections. e. Using physical exercises outside of those listed in FM 21-20 and the IET standardized physical training (SPT) guide as corrective action for minor infractions. 1) Only drill sergeants, uniformed military instructors, and the Soldier’s immediate chain of command are authorized to employ physical exercise for corrective action. (2) IET Soldiers, prior service Soldiers, and trainees from other Department of Defense (DOD) Services who are occupying leadership positions, are prohibited from administering physical exercise as corrective training. (3) The use of physical exercises in this manner is an attention getting device and unrelated to remedial PT. The number of repetitions of any exercise is commensurate with the Soldier’s physical conditioning progression.

All corrective action is administered within the limits of the Soldier’s profile. (4) Supervise the Soldier’s performance. Consider climatic conditions in the decision to use exercise as corrective action. The use of Mission Oriented Protective Posture (MOPP) gear during corrective physical training is specifically prohibited. f. Failing to give Soldiers reasonable time to eat meals. Depriving Soldiers of meals or restricting meal choice is prohibited as a form of discipline. Drill sergeants and cadre are not authorized to select menu items for IET Soldiers as a means of diet control. . Contact by cadre members with family members of IET Soldiers in any manner, except in the performance of official duties. h. Any relationship between reclassified and prior service Soldiers and IET Soldiers not required by the training mission. i. Requiring or encouraging initial entry Soldiers to purchase common use items or cleaning supplies with their own funds (for example, billet cleaning supplies, weapons cleaning items, tools, irons, or other common use items). Obtain supplies or tools needed to perform routine cleaning and maintenance tasks through unit supply channels.

Initial entry Soldiers are not required to purchase any issue items unless an item issued was lost. j. Fund-raising. (1) No cadre member may sell any product, service, or opportunity to IET Soldiers or their families. Selling to parents is authorized at graduation as long as IET units do not compete with Army and Air Force Exchange Service (such as selling t-shirts). 28 TRADOC Reg 350-6 (2) No IET Soldiers will be directed to participate in or make purchases at fund-raising activities conducted in the brigade, battalion, company area, or in any training area. 3) No fund-raising activities that directly involve IET Soldiers, as primary or sole customers, may be conducted during the training cycle by IET units, informal funds, family readiness groups or private organizations associated with IET units. Family readiness group activities, such as bake sales at the commissary, PX area, or other public locations, would not violate this provision because the activities are aimed at a wide range of patrons, and not solely IET Soldiers. (4) IET Soldiers cannot be the sole or primary customers of special morale, welfare, and recreation (MWR) events (such as, summer concert series).

This does not prohibit the patronage of traditional installation recreation services such as the bowling alley, outdoor recreation, and the movie theater. k. Absent exigent circumstances for an official purpose, engaging in the following conduct as an IET Soldier or facilitating the following conduct of an IET Soldier, during IET phases when the IET Soldier does not possess the privileges to engage in such conduct include(1) Driving or riding in POVs or rental vehicles, (2) Consuming alcoholic beverages, (3) Using tobacco products, and (4) Wearing civilian clothes. l.

Using tobacco products by cadre and Soldiers with permanent party privileges in areas where IET Soldiers are likely to observe such use. 2-4. Treatment of IET Soldiers. a. All Soldiers will be treated IAW Schofield’s definition of discipline and acceptance, understanding, recognition, and appreciation principals (see glossary sec II). b. Address IET Soldiers by the appropriate grade and last name, “Soldier,” or “Warrior. ” c. Do not address Soldiers by gender (such as “you females”). d. Treat initial entry Soldiers with the same fairness, respect, and regard for dignity accorded to all Soldiers.

IET Soldiers will wear rank, if authorized, IAW AR 670-1. e. Create a rigorous environment that places stress between the Soldiers and their ability to accomplish the task to standard. 29 TRADOC Reg 350-6 f. Give initial entry Soldiers the opportunity to contribute to approved charities, chapel offerings, and welfare campaigns in the same way as other Soldiers. Commanders will obtain legal advice from their servicing Staff Judge Advocate (SJA) or ethics counselor prior to conducting any fund-raising events. Additional guidance on fund-raising in IET is found in paragraph 3-50. g.

Provide sufficient time for Soldiers to conduct personal hygiene, take prescribed medications, perform rehabilitative exercises, and apply ice therapy, when directed by medical authorities or appropriate self care instructions. 2-5. Trainee abuse investigation and reporting. a. IET Soldier trainee abuse (see glossary sec II) in any form is unacceptable and may violate local regulations. Such offenses are punishable under the UCMJ. It destroys a positive training environment and ignores Army Values. Preventing, discovering, and tracking trainee abuse is a top priority for TRADOC.

All IET commanders are charged with this mission. b. Report all incidents of Soldier maltreatment and trainee abuse IAW AR 190-40, TR 1-8 and TRADOC Pam 350-36. Commanders are responsible for reporting trainee abuse allegations as defined in these guidelines unless the commander can quickly determine the allegation is not credible. TRADOC Emergency Operations Center will forward TRADOC OPREPs concerning trainee abuse to the TRADOC DCG-IMT and the TRADOC SJA. TRADOC OPREPs provide the initial data for the TRADOC Trainee Abuse Coordinator. c.

Commanders will promptly conduct a preliminary inquiry IAW Manual for Courts Martial Part II, chapter III, Rule 303 into every trainee abuse allegation, regardless of the nature, magnitude, or source of the complaint. For some allegations, a quick and informal interview of the complainant and any witnesses is all that is required. Other allegations may require more extensive command or law enforcement investigation. Commanders will consult with their legal advisor when conducting an inquiry or evaluating evidence concerning all allegations of trainee abuse.

Commanders will keep their legal advisor apprised of the major changes in the status of investigations and the disposition of offenses. d. Commanders will document and maintain records of all preliminary inquiries into trainee abuse cases, including those the commander determines are non-credible. Commanders and local SJA will provide supplemental information by filling out TRADOC Form 350-6-1-R-E (Trainee Abuse Report) on all trainee abuse OPREPS and submit to TRADOC SJA in an accurate and timely manner. e. Suspension actions. (1) Preliminary inquiries.

Commanders should not automatically suspend drill sergeants, or other cadre, simply because they are pending a preliminary inquiry into a trainee abuse allegation. Commanders will make suspension decisions based upon the facts of each case, and may suspend individuals pending a preliminary inquiry if it will aid the inquiry, benefit the training environment, or for other valid command reasons. 30 TRADOC Reg 350-6 (2) Investigations. Suspension of a drill sergeant from his or her assigned duties is required when a serious incident occurs requiring an investigation IAW AR 614-200, paragraph 8-17d.

For all other incidents, the commander has the discretion whether or not to temporarily suspend the drill sergeant from his or her duties. A serious incident consists of any actual or alleged incident, accident, misconduct, or act, primarily criminal in nature, and because of its nature, gravity, potential for adverse publicity, or potential consequences warrants timely notice to Headquarters, Department of the Army (HQDA). Investigations include, but are not limited to investigations conducted IAW AR 15-6 or those conducted by the Criminal Investigative Division or a Military Police Investigator. 3) Considerations. In addition to the severity of the underlying incident, commanders should make any suspension determination only after considering all evidence available. The number of witnesses, or volume of physical evidence, does not determine the weight given to the evidence. Commanders should evaluate the evidence for factors including, but not limited to the witness’s demeanor, opportunity for knowledge, information possessed, ability to recall and relate events, and other indications of truthfulness. (4) Suspension of special duty assignment pay (SDAP).

Suspension of drill sergeant SDAP will be done IAW AR 614-200, paragraph 3-22e(8). Drill sergeant SDAP will not be suspended based upon the initiation of any inquiry or investigation into alleged drill sergeant misconduct. 2-6. Integration of male and female Soldiers. a. For all MOS and courses open to female Soldiers, IET is gender integrated to the squad level. All Soldiers, regardless of gender, train to the Army standard. Performance requirement differences, such as APFT scoring, are based on physiological differences, and apply to the entire Army.

Gender integrated training at the lowest levels enhances the ability of the training base to deliver a Soldier fully prepared to take their place in the ranks of a gender integrated Army. Gender integrated training conducted in an environment where control and supervision are maximized mitigates the risk associated with this training (for example, pairing Soldiers of similar size and physical ability, regardless of gender during combative training). b. Formation of single gender companies or platoons is not authorized. The same POI is used for males and females.

Male and female Soldiers housed in the same building are provided a physical separation of sleeping and latrine facilities. The intent is to maintain and maximumize to the extent feasible a company integrity within a barracks. 2-7. Separate and secure environment. The intent of the separate and secure policy is to ensure that all Soldiers are afforded the opportunity to undergo IET in a gender safe environment. This provision implements section 10 USC 4319 and does not apply to the Warrior Transition Course (WTC). a. Physically separate requirements(1) In the garrison environment: 31

TRADOC Reg 350-6 (a) Each gender has an independent sleeping area. (b) Each gender has a separate latrine. (c) Each gender has a separate entrance to the living area. (d) Access control guards of the same gender monitor entrances to sleeping areas during sleeping hours. Male access guards may be posted outside the entrance to female sleeping areas as an exception to policy for IET sites with less than 8 females in an assigned living area at any one time. The function of the access control guard is to ensure only authorized personnel enter the sleeping area during periods of lights out.

Access control guards are assigned and execute their duties as gender pure buddy teams. (e) Door alarms installed and doors locked. All doors leading to sleeping areas are equipped with an audible alarm that sounds and is heard at the charge of quarters (CQ) location and panic door locks. Alarms are activated any time Soldiers are sleeping in the bays, this includes anytime a Soldier is sleeping while on quarters. (f) Fire safe barrier wall placed between the genders (same floor). If the barrier has a door, the door will be locked and alarmed, during lights out.

When the alarm sounds it must be able to be heard at the CQ location. If conditions for fire safe barriers are not met, separate genders by floor, wing, or building are required. (g) Digital video monitoring systems provide an additional degree of security, but are not mandatory, and do not replace the requirement for door and barrier alarms, access control guards, and supervisory personnel. If video monitoring is installed, only place cameras in public access areas, such as entryways, stairwells, etc. Cameras will not monitor living or latrine areas.

Battalion commanders determine length of time digital recordings are maintained. Security of tapes, keys, and monitoring devices will be controlled by the Commander or 1SG. (h) When offices and administrative areas are located within Soldier sleeping areas, the command will establish procedures whereby cadre do not occupy office areas after alarms are activated and lights out established. (2) In the field environment. (a) IET Soldiers will be organized in gender pure battle buddy teams when participating in an FTX (or IAW paragraph 2-8b(7)). b) Bivouac areas can be consolidated, however, sleeping areas must be gender specific (separate male/female tents). (c) No more than one entry point per gender specific area will be established. (d) Gender specific sleeping areas will be designated by cadre. 32 TRADOC Reg 350-6 (e) Each gender specific area will have separate latrines that are clearly designated for gender usage marked “male” or “female. ” (f) In the hours of darkness, when the unit is stationary, roving battle buddy team control guards will be assigned to secure the inside perimeter of each gender specific bivouac area.

Access control guards will be placed at the entry point and should be rotated at least every two hours. (g) Pure gender specific buddy teams will be used as runners for the tactical operations center during the hours of darkness. (h) Commanders are authorized to augment this physical security policy, as long as the guidelines outlined above are followed. b. Supervisory measures(1) NCOs supervise the barracks when Soldiers in training are present, on bed rest, or authorized to be in the barracks throughout the day. (a) Drill sergeants will serve as CQ during sleeping hours in BCT, and the BCT portion of OSUT.

Soldiers in the grade of E5 and above may serve as CQ in the RECBN. A log is maintained on DA Form 1594 (Daily Staff Journal or Duty Officer’s Log) for each CQ duty period. (b) NCO cadre members, to include instructors, company personnel, and drill sergeants, can serve as CQ during sleeping hours in AIT and the AIT portion of OSUT. (2) Two enlisted Soldiers will serve as “runners” and maintain entrance security when the CQ conducts inspections. The two runners are of the same gender, but not necessarily the same gender as the CQ. 3) Duty officers and NCOs from the company, battalion, and brigade HQs will conduct periodic checks. (4) All Soldiers will sleep in the improved physical fitness uniform (IPFU) shorts and shirt. (5) If an inspector is not of the same gender as the Soldiers in the living area being inspected, personnel of the same gender as the Soldier whose area is being inspected must accompany the inspector. This provision implements 10 USC 4319 and 10 USC 4320. (a) For BCT, OSUT (Phases I, II, and III), and RECBN units, the personnel accompanying the drill sergeant or inspector is not an IET Soldier. 33

TRADOC Reg 350-6 (b) For OSUT (Phases IV and V), AIT, and DLIFLC, an IET Soldier may accompany the drill sergeant or inspector, and could be one of the Soldiers serving as an access control guard in the bay inspected. (6) During lights out, only cadre leadership and their designated representatives are allowed in the barracks to conduct inspections and accountability. d. On a case by case basis, AIT commanders and commandants may request from HQ, TRADOC, TOMA an exception to the physical security and supervisory measure requirements of the separate and secure policy. Commanders must certify that every attempt was made to comply with this olicy, and its execution was found impracticable for units with small gender populations. 2-8. Battle Buddy system. a. The battle buddy system establishes policy for the pairing of IET Soldiers into teams for the following reasons(1) Mutual support and assistance, (2) Teaching teamwork, (3) Developing a sense of responsibility and accountability for fellow Soldiers, (4) Improving safety during training, and (5) Reducing the likelihood and opportunity for sexual harassment, misconduct, and suicide gestures or attempts. b. Soldiers are introduced to the battle buddy team system at the RECBN.

IET Soldiers are formed into two person teams upon arrival at the training unit. A battle buddy team may consist of three personnel in order to ensure all Soldiers are part of a battle buddy team. Team members learn to help one another in all aspects of training. This aids in the development of individual initiative, responsibility, and dependability. As a minimum, commanders will establish a battle buddy system in IET following these guidelines(1) Drill sergeants will assign battle buddy teams, by name, after the IET Soldiers arrive at the platoon, but before formal training begins. 2) Unit cadre will instruct IET Soldiers on the purpose and rules of the battle buddy system. (3) Limit battle buddy team changes from the initial pairings. (4) Battle buddy teams will participate in training, CQ, and other activities together, when feasible. 34 TRADOC Reg 350-6 (5) Do not require battle buddy teams to attend sick call or personal appointments together. Cadre will pair other Soldiers of the same gender also reporting to sick call. Battle buddies are not required to accompany each other on family day while with family members.

If one battle buddy is with family and the other does not have family members participating, then the battle buddy is paired with others in a similar situation for pass privileges. Likewise, Soldiers have an opportunity to worship in their chosen denomination; therefore, buddies are not required to accompany each other to worship. Soldiers attending worship are paired similar to sick call. Battle buddies will accompany each other during passes while in Phases II-V, except when family members are accompanying them as outlined in paragraph 2-2b(4)(c). 6) Soldiers in Phase V+ (weeks 21 through completion) are not required to be with their battle buddy after the end of the established duty day. (7) Male/female battle buddy teams are only authorized when there is only one IET Soldier of a particular gender, and a same gender battle buddy is not available. Use a 2:1 ration in these instances, team a solitary female Soldier with two male Soldiers or two female Soldiers; team a solitary male Soldier with two female Soldiers or two male Soldiers. 2-9. Military appearance. . All Class A uniforms and berets are issued during Phase II and properly fitted to the Soldier prior to completion of IET. Drill sergeants are present during fitting to ensure proper fit. Commanders will hold sufficient Class A inspections, so necessary refitting is scheduled prior to the end of the training cycle. b. IET Soldiers must wear the Class A uniform at regular intervals to demonstrate knowledge of proper wear of the uniform to cadre satisfaction. Emphasize proper wear of beret, headgear, and tie.

Before Soldiers leave the IET area, cadre will ensure Soldiers’ uniforms are clean, pressed, and worn properly. c. The cadre will stress the importance of maintaining standards in both appearance and actions, especially when in the civilian community. Soldiers must understand they represent the Army when they appear in public in or out of uniform. Commanders can authorize the wear of the Army Combat Uniform (ACU) when Soldiers are traveling from BCT to AIT and from AIT to unit. 2-10. Soldierization and reinforcement training in AIT/OSUT. a.

IET Soldiers must continue to receive the same strong emphasis on Soldierization and warrior ethos throughout AIT/OSUT that was present during BCT. Accomplish this through reinforcement training of Army Values, teamwork, customs and courtesies, wear of the uniform, WTBD, inspections, increased demand of personal responsibility, a progressive PT program, and drill sergeant and cadre role modeling. b. Physical fitness requirements increase in AIT and the AIT portion of OSUT. PT intensity is increased throughout the cycle to meet the Soldier’s expectations and challenge their abilities. 5 TRADOC Reg 350-6 c. Conduct command inspections in the Class A uniform to ensure all Soldiers maintain proper military appearance during IET. d. The Soldierization program in OSUT continues during all phases, with the basic Soldiering skills being trained, reinforced, and evaluated throughout the POI. e. Basic Soldiering skills taught in BCT are reinforced during AIT. Specifically, Soldiers are trained and evaluated on WTBD. f. Commanders are required to provide quarterly reinforcement training to IET Soldiers on the Army Values and the human relations subjects introduced in BCT.

Access to BCT TSPs will be found on the Basic Combat Training Center of Excellence, Knowledge Center at http://www. us. army. mil/suite/kc/6544544. Drill sergeants are the primary instructors for this training, supplemented with cadre/instructors to assist, as needed. Training is conducted in platoon size elements or smaller. g. IET Soldiers will receive training on designated subjects (to include WTBD) based on the length of their course/cycle. The three reinforcement training plans are depicted in table 2-3.

Table 2-3 Reinforcement training table Reinforcement Training Subjects/Hours Museums (Branch related)/2 hours Branch History/1 hour Army Core Values/1 hour Equal Opportunity (EO)/Prevention of Sexual Harassment (POSH)/4 hours Comply with UCMJ/1 hour Spiritual/Emotional/Mental Fitness/ 1 hour Serve as a Member of a Team/3 hours Manage Personal Finances/2 hours SAPR/1 hour WTBD Army Warrior Training (AWT) IET Weeks 10-17 X X X IET Weeks 18-32 IET Weeks 33-completion X X X X X X X X X Quarterly Quarterly Quarterly Quarterly Quarterly Quarterly Quarterly X X X X . In courses greater than 23 weeks in length, commanders have the discretion to modify or adjust the number of subjects taught in the additional quarterly reinforcement training sessions, if course completion will occur prior to the end of a full quarter. When determining which subjects to teach, the commander should base the decision on the number of training weeks included in that quarterly period, and on the particular subjects the commander believes needs reinforcing with the Soldiers. i. AIT continues the Soldierization process that started in BCT.

Mandatory training is conducted at all AIT locations ARM, Urban Operations, Combatives, Convoy Training, and WTBD IAW proponent’s guidance. 36 TRADOC Reg 350-6 2-11. Tobacco cessation policy for IET. a. All cadre and Soldiers with permanent party privileges are prohibited from using tobacco products in areas where IET Soldiers are likely to observe use (for example, in the brigade, battalion, company, or any training area). b. Sale of tobacco products from vending machines in IET areas is eliminated to the extent possible, consistent with the requirements of existing contracts. c.

Instruction on the adverse impact tobacco use has on health and readiness is presented to BCT and OSUT Soldiers, as prescribed in the physical readiness training and testing appendix of the BCT POI. POI proponents will incorporate similar instruction into AIT fitness and substance abuse training. d. Centers, schools, and organizations will coordinate with the supporting contracting office to ensure contractor personnel comply with this policy. e. Prior to implementing this policy, contact the local Civilian Personnel Advisory Center for assistance in carrying out labor/management relation responsibilities. . This policy does not cancel or supersede other instructions where smoking is controlled because of fire, explosive, or other safety considerations. 2-12. Allegations of recruiting improprieties. The following policies and procedures are followed in the reporting of alleged recruiting improprieties from IET locations to HQ, U. S. Army Recruiting Command (USAREC), and reporting feedback to the originator of the allegation. The feedback loop for reporting results of the reports HQ USAREC receives is an important part of the process.

The intent is that every allegation is properly reported and received by the Enlistment Standards Division (ESD) at HQ USAREC, for processing IAW USAREC Reg. 601-45, paragraph 3-2, and the results reported back to and received by the IET company commander initiating the allegation. a. An allegation of a recruiting impropriety exists when recruiter commits an intentional act to conceal, or omission of fact in violation of a law or regulation, with the intent to enlist a person not qualified.

Essentially, any recruiter knowledge that a person is not qualified and the recruiter intentionally assists or otherwise knowingly enlists that person is an impropriety. Recruiting improprieties are defined in USAREC Reg. 601-45, chapter 2. b. When any member of the Soldier’s chain of command receives an allegation, it is reported for disposition as follows(1) Company commanders report allegations to their IET battalion commander on USAREC Form 315-R-E (Report of Alleged or Suspected Recruiting Impropriety) and maintain a record of reported improprieties. 7 TRADOC Reg 350-6 (2) The battalion commander sends a copy of the allegation to the training base USAREC liaison officer (LNO). For those locations (AIT only) that do not have a USAREC LNO, a copy of the allegation to include sworn statement is sent to USAREC ESD (USAREC G-3) via e-mail to [email protected] army. mil. (3) The alleged impropriety will contain the company commander’s name, phone number, and e-mail address, which will allow USAREC to provide feedback to company level on the final disposition of the case.

All allegations will be reported within 5 working days to their respective USAREC LNO or to the USAREC ESD. (4) For centers, schools, and organizations with a USAREC LNO, USAREC ESD will provide feedback on the disposition of each case to the USAREC LNO with a copy furnished to the battalion and company commander whom initiated the allegation. For those locations without a USAREC LNO and for all other IET locations, feedback on the disposition of each case is sent to the commander whom initiated the allegation, with a copy furnished to the additional points of contact (POC) listed.

The feedback will contain the name and social security number (SSN) of the trainee, date allegation reported, type of allegation, a short summary of the findings of the inquiry/investigation, and a determination if the enlistment was defective, unfulfilled, erroneous, or fraudulent, at a minimum. For those locations without an LNO, provide a POC (in addition to the commander that initiated the original allegation) to ensure a backup method is in place to receive such reports. ______________________________________________________________________________ Chapter 3 Training Policies, Procedures, and Administration 3-1.

IET strategy. IET commanders and commandants will ensure their training programs incorporate the following tenets of the TRADOC IET strategya. The chain of command is responsible for training. Commanders must ensure that training meets POI standards and conforms to TRADOC policies on the conduct of training. b. IET is based on accessions management processes. When the Military Entrance Processing Station ships new accessions to the ATC virtually all their required training is scheduled and they have a reservation in each type of training.

Their reservation is based on the expectation that they will progress through each set of training (BCT, AIT, Functional (Airborne, Ranger, etc. ) as scheduled, so it is important for ATCs and schools to ensure new reservations are made if a Soldier is delayed (Medical hold, leave, etc. ) and will not meet the scheduled training start in all subsequent training. c. Drill sergeants will conduct as much of the skill training as possible in BCT and OSUT. When drill sergeants are the primary trainers, the role of the committee group is to augment cadre instructors, serve as subject matter experts (SME), and advise on the conduct of training. . Primarily, SMEs will conduct MOS training, however, to the maximum extent feasible, they will involve drill sergeants in the technical training in AIT. Drill sergeants are the MOS 38 TRADOC Reg 350-6 role models. They will assist with MOS skill practice, and make every attempt to have drill sergeants augment SMEs as assistant instructors (AI). Instructors must assist unit cadre in the Soldierization effort. e. IET commanders will establish certification programs IAW paragraph 3-8, to ensure those cadres have the competence and skill proficiency to execute and evaluate effective training. . MOS training is taught in as realistic an environment as possible. Scenario driven FTXs are used to achieve this realism. The FTX should focus on the warfighting application of acquired MOS skills, while reinforcing teamwork and the WTBD. Submit a request for exceptions to FTX requirements to HQ, TRADOC DCSOPS&T TOMA for approval. g. Through a system of rigorous evaluations of training and testing, TRADOC, ATC commanders, and school commandants must ensure that training standards are enforced. 3-2. IET cadre/support personnel training. a.

In addition to drill sergeants, other IET unit cadres have major roles in creating and maintaining a positive IET environment that assists with the transformation from volunteer to Soldier. Training of other IET cadre/support personnel is conducted in the following five courses PCC, CCFSC, CTC, SCTC, and ISCTC. b. Specific implementation guidance on the training required for all IET cadre and support personnel is provided at Appendix B of this regulation. 3-3. Development of training programs. The proponent school is responsible for POIs. Prepare and approve new and revised POIs IAW TR 350-70, paragraph II-8-4.

Commanders will ensure all initial training period risk assessments are completed reflecting the conditions at the training site for the specific training period. Risk assessments are maintained at the training site, and updated as conditions change. Risk acceptance authority is IAW TR 385-2, paragraph 1-5c. 3-4. Modifications to training programs. a. The time allotted for subjects in a POI may vary depending on the aptitude and achievement levels of each group of Soldiers, the number of Soldiers in each cycle or class, the instructor to student ratio, and the availability of equipment and facilities.

For these reasons, make adjustments to the amount of time devoted to a task, provided the learning objectives and performance standards are met, and the overall course length remains unchanged. b. Inform HQ, TRADOC DCSOPS&T TOMA of temporary changes to IET training programs that do not require a revision to the POI. Information provided will include the purpose and nature of the temporary change or planned pilot, its duration, and the number of students involved. ATC will coordinate plans for such pilots with proponent schools. Conduct a risk assessment in support of temporary changes, to identify any new hazards, changes in 9 TRADOC Reg 350-6 residual risk, and appropriate hazard controls and risk countermeasures necessary to ensure training safety. The supporting safety office will review and validate the risk assessment. c. ATC commander recommendations are an important part of the continuing POI review and update process. ATC commanders will submit recommended POI changes to the appropriate schools. The schools will evaluate these recommendations, and when appropriate, revise course materials, individual training plans, course administrative data, and POIs IAW TR 350-70, paragraph II8-4.

The proponent school commandants will make the final decision on task selection and training methods. 3-5. Company training starts. a. AIT Soldiers must begin training NLT the scheduled start date as established in ATRRS. The RECBN will complete processing within 4 working days, less weekends and holidays, after the receptee arrives at the TRADOC organization. b. The standard BCT POI is 9 weeks and 1 day (55 training days) in duration. The senior TRADOC commander/commandant at the training location may approve early graduation of 1 to 2 days.

A change in BCT graduation date does not alter the arrival requirements for AIT or follow-on training. Notify TRADOC DCSOPS&T TOMA and the gaining AIT location prior to making the change. c. BCT sites must ship Soldiers on time to ensure they arrive and link with their AIT course. BCT sites must also establish a system to identify Soldiers with critical AIT hard start dates, to ensure that appropriate actions are taken to enable those Soldiers to meet their scheduled AIT start dates, provided they have met all graduation requirements. d. OSUT units normally ship Soldiers to the first unit of assignment NLT 1 day following graduation.

Make exceptions for additional requirements for MOS specific training, additional skill identifiers, and special requirements (security clearances). e. Conduct AIT based on the approved POI length, and the start and graduation the dates reflected in ATRRS. No additional time for a “zero week” or additional Soldierization is authorized. 3-6. Early arrivals/holds. Soldiers arriving early for a scheduled course or Soldiers in a hold status waiting to fill a training unit should be actively engaged in introductory training for the course they are to attend (and are not used solely for performing details).

This introductory training may consist of orientation, inprocessing, PT, and unit taught subjects the unit commander selected. Post these Soldiers in ATRRS with the reason code (HO) display as being in a hold status (H) awaiting class start (6). The hold status for an H6 Soldier automatically ends when the Soldier starts training and is posted in a class in ATRRS with input status of (I). 40 TRADOC Reg 350-6 3-7. Training schedules. a. The training week is managed through the training schedule. The principles of scheduling are outlined in FM 7-0, chapter 4, and https://134. 11. 61. 6/CD6/Publications/DA/FM/FM%207-1%2020030915. pdf. Local directives and the following guidelines will govern non-training time(1) In garrison, IET Soldiers will have the opportunity for 7 hours of continuous sleep per night, unless the Soldier is scheduled for duty (for example, access control guard, or CQ runner). During field training, the length of the training day and time for sleep will vary based on tactical and other training requirements, as established in the appropriate POI. Commanders will ensure that the tactical framework of field training allows sufficient time for rest. 2) In garrison, Soldiers are given at least 1 hour of preparation time each day to take care of personal needs. (3) Soldiers performing extra duty as a portion of punishment under UCMJ will not perform that extra duties beyond 2130 or lights out. No Soldier will perform multiple duties in a single night. (4) The Unit Ministry Team (UMT) provides and coordinates opportunities for Soldiers to attend a religious service weekly. b. Unless authorized by TRADOC subordinate commanders, POI training is not conducted on Sundays.

On Sundays, activities required for preparing for the next week’s training are conducted after 1300. c. Unless authorized by the TRADOC subordinate commanders, core training requiring post assets, is not conducted on Sundays or Federal holidays. 3-8. Lesson plans and instructor preparation. a. Tasks and subjects in POI form the basis for each period of instruction. The proponent prepares and keeps the lesson plans up to date for each period of instruction. b. Each ATC and school will establish a system for monitoring and improving the quality of instruction.

A standardization/certification process IAW TR 350-70, part III ensures each instructor is fully qualified and current in all aspects of their subject. c. All IET cadre will accomplish semiannual physical fitness testing. All cadre responsible for conducting instruction and evaluating training are certified on all hands on phase tasks annually. Cadre in BCT/OSUT units is certified on those phase tasks listed in the BCT POI, and also accomplishes annual weapons qualification. Cadre in AIT units provides reinforcement training on, and reevaluation of, those BCT common skills tasks the commander selected.

Maintain records of all certification and qualifications at the company level. Brigades and 41 TRADOC Reg 350-6 battalions will ensure compliance with cadre certification requirements through their respective Command Inspection Programs and Quarterly Training Briefs. 3-9. Training records. a. The Soldier’s assigned company will initiate and maintain a DA Form 5286-R (Individual Training Record) for BCT, AIT, and OSUT for every Soldier attending IET. Use the modified DA Form 5286-R, available in Resident Individual Training Management (RITM) to document the completion of training requirements in all IET courses.

This modified form streamlines the information required, and provides a standardized reporting format for all IET sites. Additional guidance and a sample modified DA Form 5286-R is in Appendix F. b. NCOs attending MOS producing courses, in order to reclassify into another MOS; or prior service personnel in the grade of E5 or higher IAW paragraph 3-26, will receive a DA Form 1059 (Service School Academic Evaluation Report) upon completion of their course, regardless of course length. 3-10.

Makeup training/Constructive credit. All training specified in TRADOC approved IET POI, as required for graduation, is made up when missed. The quality of makeup training is the same as the regular scheduled instruction. The Soldier is required to meet the performance/learning objectives specified in the POI for the instruction missed. Time required for makeup training is determined locally. a. Only in extraordinary circumstances is constructive credit for these requirements granted. b.

Make every effort to reschedule and conduct the missed training before a decision to provide constructive credit is made. Use this credit selectively, and only in those cases where there is a clear demonstration that the Soldier meets or exceeds the IET graduation standards. c. Constructive credit may be granted to an entire class or an individual Soldier for a missed training event. A class may receive constructive credit for an event missed due to severe weather conditions, when time and resources preclude rescheduling and execution.

Individuals may receive constructive credit for a missed training event due to circumstances beyond their control such as an illness, injury, emergency leave, etc. d. Constructive credit authority resides at the TRADOC ATC or TRADOC service school and major subordinate command level, and may be delegated no lower than the IET brigade commander. For those training sites located at non-TRADOC organizations, this authority will reside with the first general officer in the school’s chain of command. 3-11. Concurrenta