"The OSUT pilot program is the first step toward achieving our vision of the #USArmy of 2028." @15thSMA
WASHINGTON -- Infantry Soldiers could receive another eight weeks of training, stretching the instruction from 14 weeks to 22 weeks, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey said during a forum at the Pentagon, June 25. The extended training will kick off in a pilot program beginning in July and ending in December, Dailey said. Following the pilot, it is expected that the redesigned One Station Unit Training, or OSUT, would start in 2019, he added. OSUT is a training program in which recruits remain with the same unit throughout Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training. Army training programs are conducted this way, including those for Infantry, M1 Abrams crew, combat engineers, cavalry scouts, and military police. The goal of the extended training is to improve Infantry readiness, lethality and proficiency before the soldiers arrive at their first duty station...