What Happens If You Fall Behind?: Basic Training Q&A

PVT John Burke explains that Drill Sergeants are there to support recruits throughout Basic Combat Training.

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Hi, my name is John Burke; I'm from San Diego, California and I'm answering a question from Stanley from Hesperia, California. His question is; "What happens if you don't keep up with the rest of the recruits physically?"

The answer is the drill sergeants will put you in ability groups – such as Alpha, Bravo, Charlie – you will build up your endurance in running, push-ups, sit-ups and eventually the goal is to get everybody in Alpha group. Push-up and sit-ups you'll definitely work on that. PT everyday and you'll get it done pretty good.