What It Takes to Become a Soldier: Basic Training Q&A

PVT Alex Mock discusses how to prepare to be a Soldier.

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This is Private Alex Mock from Beverly, Massachusetts and I'm stationed here at Fort Benning, Georgia for basic training. Alex from Monroe, New York asks; "What can I do to mentally, physically, and emotionally prepare myself to become a Soldier?"

Mentally, you just have to have the mindset that you're coming in here to do this for yourself. Emotionally, you just have to be tough. And physically, just come in here knowing that you have to give 100 percent everyday, just doing push-ups and sit-ups and running.