Why Do Some People Enter BCT With a Rank?: Basic Training Q&A

SPC Marrero explains that people who come into the Army with a bachelor or masters degree have a higher rank.

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My name is Specialist Marrero I'm from Puerto Rico. The question is from Carlos from Humacao, Puerto Rico; "Why do some people enter basic training with rank?"

Many people enter basic training with rank because they have some college degree or master degree that permits them to have rank in basic training. Also, in some stations they made some PT test and they give the rank for them.