Soldier Life
Soldier rappelling

Becoming a Soldier

First, you will work with a recruiter. Then you will attend Basic Combat Training (BCT). And finally, you will enter Advanced Individual Training (AIT).

Learn More
Group of soldiers

Being a Soldier

As a Soldier in the U.S. Army, you’re tasked with upholding the constitution and protecting America’s freedoms. But it’s not always work — Soldiers have free time just like anyone else.

Learn More
Soldiers running

Fitness & Nutrition

Because a Soldier’s level of physical fitness has a direct impact on his or her combat readiness, a Soldier in the U.S. Army must be mentally and physically fit. Fit Soldiers are essential to the Army.

Learn More
Army family

Army Family Strong

The strength of our Soldiers comes from the strength of their families. The Army knows that the decision to join its ranks is not one you should make alone. It requires the support and encouragement of your whole family.

Learn More

Army Strong Stories

PreviousNext

Discussions

  • Is there a Pre-RASP?

    04.22.2014 - Is there a Pre-RASP, before actual RASP?   And if there is, where would it be placed? After Abn?

    Read More »
  • Request Specific Ranger Batt.?

    04.22.2014 - I hava a question regarding whether I can submit a request for being assigned to a certain Ranger Battalion. I am in Hig...

    Read More »
  • 2 A days Before Basic Advice

    04.22.2014 - I will be going to MEPS this upcoming week to sign a 68w contract. Currently, I can max all of the PT tests, and I live ...

    Read More »
  • Better chances at WOFT, Civilian or military?

    04.20.2014 - well, the title kind of says it. I was wondering if I'd have better chances with WOFT if I was applying with the street ...

    Read More »
  • 68w AIT Question

    04.22.2014 - So after basic during 68w AIT, will I have free time on the weekends?   Let's say I wanted to do off base activit...

    Read More »
  • OCS-requirement

    04.22.2014 - I am thinking about enlisting and graduated with a Bach in Psyc. with a GPA of 2.5 in 2010. Since then I have worked for...

    Read More »
  • Vision Test

    04.22.2014 - I checked 40-501 and searched the board here but could not find a definitive answer to this (but maybe I missed somethin...

    Read More »
  • Single, Mortgage, BCT - Will I Get Some Housing Allowance?

    10.23.2013 - Hey Guys,   If you're single and with a current mortgage at the moment of BCT, will someone receive BAH-Different...

    Read More »
  • recruitment struggle

    04.21.2014 - So I caught a Manufacturing and delivery charge that keeps me from joining. When I talked to the recruiter and told him ...

    Read More »
  • ASVAB scoring question

    04.22.2014 - VS     87 MS    96 STS   99  --------------- GS   ...

    Read More »
PreviousNext
APPLY ONLINE EMAIL US

CAVALRY SCOUT

My name is Private First Class Alley and I'm a Cavalry Scout in the United States Army. We go ahead of the frontline and gather information on enemy activity and personnel.

For a 21-year old guy I have a pretty darn important job.

We're the eyes and the ears of the Army as Cavalry Scouts. We overlook enemy activity and we do it all without being seen. Being part of that team, you're only as strong as your weakest link. I take care of my men.

I'm the frontline for the frontline.

Three years ago I was just getting out of high school. I definitely made the right decision by joining the Cavalry. You learn a lot of responsibilities. You're getting paid, and you're helping serve your country. Not too many people can do this job.

Scouts out.