19 Oct Less Screaming, More Weightlifting: The Army Is Reinventing Basic Training for Gen Z
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18 Oct 2022
Military.com | By Steve Beynon
Army drill sergeants who model themselves on R. Lee Ermey’s ruthless Marine Corps drill instructor in “Full Metal Jacket” are on their way out the door.
Those noncommissioned officers have for generations been a new recruit’s first real introduction to the Army, and they have famously been known to scream, curse and physically punish trainees. But Army planners are hoping that instead of the stereotypical screaming drill sergeants in round brown hats, the new crop of NCOs will act more like strict football coaches.