I really dont get the difference between the Officer Basic training or the Enlisted Basic training. Is the officer basic training more hard?
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When you graduate as an officer, you are a LEADER (or EXPECTED to be one)regardless of your class standing.
When you graduate as enlisted, you are a FOLLOWER regardless of your class standing and whether you graduate as an E-1, E-2 or E-3 (and you work your way up from there).
As far as which is harder, it depends on what you're talking about. I can only compare Marine Boot Camp and OCS. Boot was harder mentally, OCS was harder physically.
As far as standards, obviously, officer training is higher because you will be expected to lead and take care of the men and women under your charge once you're commissioned.
"If you focus on results, you will NOT get change. If you focus on change, you WILL get results."
I attended both enlisted and officer basic training for the Air Force. The enlisted training focused on learning general military knowledge (rank structure, customs and courtesies, etc.), teamwork, and learning attention to details. The officer training also covered these areas, but concentrated more on leadership, decision making, military history, etc. Most people don't think Air Force training is physically difficult, but the officer training is definitely harder than the enlisted training.
I went through Army ROTC and Basic Training.
ROTC trains you to lead, to deal with administrative issues, and handle subordinates (NCOs and lower enlisted). Officers lead according to the larger mission requirement.
Basic Training trains you in general military information, individual combat skills, teamwork, and of course weaponry. BCT is the basic soldier skills necessary to function in a tactical Army unit.
Basic training was a lot more physical than ROTC. Since BCT concentrates on the soldier, so physical fitness is high on the list of priorities. ROTC stresses more leadership skills. Physical fitness plays a role, as you have to pass the APFT, but there isn't the same concentration.
But all the NCOs I've talked to and known have said that the best officers are those who have been enlisted first. Take that how you will. It is what it is.
SPC, US Army
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Army Basic Combat Training, and the Officer Basic Course are very much different.
Basic Training is pretty much the same, regardless of your MOS. The training on tactics, weapons, ethics and values, etc, are very similar.
Officer Basic varies depending on your branch, or career field. For instance, an Infantry officer would find his training very similar to what an Infantry enlisted soldier recieves. However, training for a Chaplain or Medical officer would be very different. For example, there is not so much tactical and weapons training.
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