I was an instructor in the United States Army Basic Training unit. It was my job to change the civilian person to a combat soldier. To do this there were the first 8 weeks of training, then immediately after that they were given another 8 weeks of training. In the first 8 weeks we train them to work as a team. Believe you me that is rhe hardest part to get an individual in training to work as a team. There are the drill instructor, then there is the instructor that will teach the soldier how to work as a team. The drill instructoe teaches the soldier how to march. That means to stay in stept with the other soldier. I am not allowed to give out the exact information, but i can give you an idea of just how things are done in basic training. Soldier's have something of a schedule to follow. Go to bed at 9 pm and get up at 5 am. This is done five days of the week and on Saturday and Sunday they have different duties to do. On Saturday's they will have inspections. On Sundays they are allowed to go to the church of their choice. These are some of the duties that are given during the first 8 weeks. During the second 8 weeks the training is mixed up so that the soldier does not get the proper rest. This is the endurance test, and if they passes this test then they are moved out to more advance training. Weapons training are also giving during the entire 16 weeks.