Initial Entry Training and Basic Soldiering

I am a Soldier 

Duties, Responsibilities, and Authority of Soldiers

Being an effective part of a team as a soldier means knowing your role and the rules for that team. These classes explains the meaning of duty, responsibility, and authority and how these apply to every soldier in the Army. You'll find a quick reference throughout our site to some of the rules soldiers live by in the sections on wear, appearance, and fit and standards of conduct. Our classes on the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) explains some of the procedures in the use of military justice. These classes provides brief overviews of these topics and for additional detailed information refer to the appropriate manuals.

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The profession of arms involves the disciplined use of legally sanctioned force. It imposes many demands but imparts lasting rewards upon those who enter it. While the professional calling of the soldier is to support and defend the Constitution, the challenge is to learn the profession well enough to accomplish any mission effectively while protecting the force. The soldiers of the United States Army serve around the world in a multitude of different missions and roles. We are all volunteers. Although there are many reasons why each soldier joins the service, at some level one of them is the desire to serve our Nation.


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