Some of the changes that may occur for Army basic training includes lowering the drill sergeant-to-trainee ratio during the initial weeks of basic, front-loading academics, and abbreviating in-processing during the same time-frame. Pandemic precautions are being implemented so the Army will also have gender segregation for the first two weeks of training. “I would say we’re adapting to environmental conditions right now during a pandemic and the outcomes are actually positive. They still have to do every single task the old BCT did, we just reordered them and changed the way we’re instructing them,” said Maj. Gen. Lonnie G. Hibbard, commander of the Army’s Center for Initial Military Training.
The Crossroads of Special Operations