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Posted: 3/5/2006 6:43:07 PM EDT
A friend on mine has a son who just got talked into going into the Army reserve to be a drill sergeant. The guy has been out of the Army a year and did a year in Iraq when he was in and doesn't want to go back. The recruiter told him they don't send drill sergeants to Iraq.

Don't Army reservists go to regular AD boot camp? If so, then what do reserve drill sergeants do?
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 6:45:37 PM EDT
They go to active duty Army boot camps to play drill sgt.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 6:45:39 PM EDT
This is just a wild-ass guess, but I'm gonna go with "yell and scream a lot"
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 6:46:44 PM EDT
have a lot of fun at the recruit's expense
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 6:49:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:
They go to active duty Army boot camps to play drill sgt.

Yes, they do. They generally drop in on a pretty good platoon halfway through basic and screw it up.

Happened to me in basic. I was damned glad to have my regular Drill Sergeants return to duty.

(Believe it or not)
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 6:50:13 PM EDT
when i went to basic in FT. Benning we had 2 full-time drill instructors and 2 reservist. the reservist cycled every 2 weeks. it sucked because every 2 weeks was like day 1 over again.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 7:10:49 PM EDT
The purpose is to have the capability to rapidly expand basic and AIT in time of need. As noted, they go to a normal BCT post and play Drill Sgt for a couple weeks a year. There are also other units within that type of division (i.e. Training Div) that would handle AIT, and other training.

So if there's a need for a Draft, they activate these units and use them to train the new inductees.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 7:14:04 PM EDT
Drop your cocks and grab your socks!

This is my rifle
This is my gun.
This is for fighting
This is for fun.

Private Pyle, choke yourself.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 4:38:23 AM EDT
Thanks for the info. I figured they might do their two weeks a year playing drill sgt just wasn't sure if it was at AD boot camps or in some reserve type training program.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 11:18:21 AM EDT
30 years ago as a reseve DI you'd go AD for 1 basic cycle instead of doing weekends+ 2 weeks. Get your whole reseve duty over in 1 shot. I think that system was better than this one.
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