Enlisted initial entry training policies and administration

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Department of the Army *TRADOC Regulation 350-6

Headquarters, United States Army

Training and Doctrine Command

Fort Eustis, Virginia 23604-5700
20 March 2017


General, U.S. Army



Senior Executive

Deputy Chief of Staff, G-6

History. This publication is a major revision. The portions affected by revision are listed in the summary of change.
Summary. This United States (U.S.) Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Regulation 350-6 prescribes policies and procedures for the conduct of enlisted initial entry training (IET).
Applicability. This regulation applies to all active Army, United States Army Reserve, and Army National Guard enlisted IET conducted at both TRADOC and Non-TRADOC service schools, Army training centers, and other training activities under the control of Headquarters (HQ), TRADOC and to all personnel, military and civilian, under the control of HQ TRADOC, to include Army elements stationed within Interservice Training Review Organizations (ITRO) for AIT, who interact with Soldiers undergoing IET conducted on an installation, the commander of which is subordinate to, and within the supervisory chain of the Commanding General, TRADOC. Paragraph 2-5 of this regulation prescribes punitive actions and violations that may subject offenders to judicial or non-judicial punishment under Article 92 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. This regulation applies only to TRADOC personnel. TRADOC subordinate commanders who are also installation commanders should issue local regulations or incorporate into pre-existing local regulations, the appropriate punitive provisions of TRADOC Regulation 350-6 as effective on their installations to protect trainees and preserve good order and discipline.
*This regulation supersedes TRADOC Regulation 350-6, dated 18 December 2015.
Proponent and exception authority. The proponent of this regulation is the TRADOC Deputy Commanding General–Initial Military Training (USACIMT) (ATMT), 210 Dillon Circle, Fort Eustis, VA 23604-5701. The proponent has the authority to approve exceptions or waivers to this regulation that are consistent with controlling law and regulations. The proponent may delegate this approval authority in writing, to a division chief with the proponent agency or its direct reporting unit or field operating agency, in the grade of colonel or the civilian equivalent. Activities may request a waiver to this regulation by providing justification that includes a full analysis of the expected benefits and must include formal review by the activity’s senior legal officer. All waiver requests will be endorsed by the commander or senior leader of the requesting activity and forwarded through higher headquarters to the policy proponent.
Army management control process. This regulation contains management control provisions in accordance with Army Regulation (AR) 11-2, but it does not identify key management controls that must be evaluated.
Supplementation. Supplementation of this regulation and establishment of command and local forms is prohibited without prior approval from the TRADOC USACIMT (ATMT),
210 Dillon Circle, Fort Eustis, VA 23604-5701.
Suggested improvements. Users are invited to send comments and suggested improvements on Department of the Army (DA) Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms) directly to the TRADOC USACIMT (ATMT), 210 Dillon Circle, Fort Eustis, VA 23604-5701. Suggested improvements may also be submitted using DA Form 1045 (Army Ideas for Excellence Program (AIEP) Proposal).
Distribution. This publication is available only on the TRADOC Homepage at http://www.tradoc.army.mil/tpubs/.

Summary of Change
TRADOC Regulation 350-6

Enlisted Initial Entry Training Policies and Administration

This major revision, dated 20 March 2017-
o Modifies Initial Entry Training outcomes by adding the graduation certificate earning the right to be called a Soldier (para 1-8).
o Clarify guidance: Qualify on the hand grenade qualification course to standard and throw two live grenades.(para 2-2a(4)).
o Changes the requirement for a two person land navigation team to a minimum of 3 but no more than four person team (para 2-2a(6)).
o Adds Pass the individually assessed High Physical Demand Test in accordance to proponent requirements (para 2-2b(7).
o Adds paternal leave guidance (para 2-4f).
o Adds guidance on Solders entering the Army with religious accommodations (para 2-4h and app K).
o Adds guidance for Initial Entry Training family members participation in training unit Family Readiness Groups (para 2-5j(4)).
o Clarifies guidance on audible door alarms (para 3-1a(1)).
o Clarifies guidance for the 3-line telephone hotline (para 3-1d(7)).
o Adds guidance to Chapter 3 on requirements to submit an exception to policy with a mitigation plan for not meeting separate and secure minimum requirements (paras 3-1a(1),(2), and (3); 3-1b(1); and 3-1d(7)).
o Adds guidance on student noncommissioned officers performing charge of quarters duty (para 4-2b).
o Modifies Initial Entry Training Phases and privileges (table 4-1).

o Clarifies guidance on Soldiers in training attending off post activities (para 5-4d).

o Adds a new paragraph on Fueling for Performance (para 5-11).
o Changes Corrective action paragraph and updates exercises (para 5-21 and table 5-1).
o Clarifies guidance/reporting for Soldiers placed on profile using Department of Defense Form 689 and Department of the Army Form 3349. Reports are available to commanders through the e-profile portal on medical occupational data system (para H-6).
o Corrects number for the Individual Safety Card heat card to GTA 05-08-012 (para H-10b(2)).
o Corrects information throughout Appendix B.
o Modifies Appendix D in accordance with Commanding General for Initial Military Training guidance.

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Chapter 1
Introduction 6

1-5. Roles and Responsibilities 9

1-6. Initial Entry Training (IET) Focus 14

1-7. Lines of effort 14

1-8. IET Outcomes 15

Chapter 2 16

Compliance…Standards, Accountability and Discipline 16

2-3. Testing procedures for Advanced Individual Training (AIT) and the MOS portion of One Station Unit training (OSUT) of IET Soldiers 18

2-4. Treatment of IET Soldiers 19

2-5. Trainee abuse and prohibited practices 20

2-6. IET trainee abuse and sexual assault investigation and reporting 23

2-7. Body composition standards in IET 26

2-8. Tattoos/brands 27

2-9. Allegations of recruiting improprieties 27

Chapter 3 28

Safe and Secure Environment 28

3-2. Battle buddy system 32

3-3. Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) training 33

3-4. Safety 34

3-5. Tobacco cessation policy for IET 36

3-6. Risk management 36

3-7. Line of duty (LOD) investigations 36

3-8. Severe weather notification 36

3-9. Medical support for training 37

3-10. Combat Lifesaver (CLS) training/certification and utilization 38

3-11. Injury prevention measures 39

3-12. Suicide prevention 40

3-13. Preventing communicable illnesses 42

3-14. Managing outbreaks of communicable illnesses 47

3-15. Field sanitation team (FST) training and utilization 47

3-16. Personal health and hygiene 48

3-17. Hearing conservation program 49

3-18. Health care committee 50

3-19. Sleep 51

Chapter 4 53

Soldier and Cadre Reception and Intergration 53


4-1. Integration of male and female Soldiers 53

4-2. Duties - charge of quarters (CQ), Access control guard, and extra duty 53

4-3. TRADOC Pamphlet (TP) 600-4 53

4-4. IET Soldier work details 54

4-5. Amount and type of control/phase privileges 54

4-6. Basic combat training feedback system 57

4-7. IET hold management 58

4-8. Reception and holding units (RHUs) 58

4-9. Soldiers held for security clearance 59

4-10. Separations 61

4-11. Transportation of basic combat training (BCT) graduates to AIT locations 62

4-12. Conscientious objectors 63

4-13. Reclassified/MOS trained/prior service Soldiers 63

4-14. MOS retraining/reclassification policy 65

4-15. Promotions, awards, and competitions 65

4-16. Holiday block leave 65

4-17. AIT squad leader roles and duties 66

4-18. Stored Value Card Program 66

4-19. Army Career Tracker (ACT) 67

4-20. Hometown Recruiter Assistance Program (HRAP) execution 68

Chapter 5

Entry Training and Enhanced Performance 69

5-1. IET strategy 69

5-4. Training schedules 74

5-6. Modifications to training programs 75

5-8. Soldier as an athlete Overview 76

5-9. Physical readiness training 76

5-10. Assessment and testing 77

5-11. Fueling for performance 79

5-12. Warrior tasks and battle drills 80

5-13. Rifle marksmanship (RM) qualification 80

5-14. Weapons immersion training (security of arms during IET) (safe handling and
maintenance of individual weapon) 80

5-15. Inspector general (IG) system briefing 81

5-16. AIT/OSUT Personal Financial Management Training (PFMT) 81

5-17. BCT/OSUT field training exercise (FTX) 82

5-18. IET Soldier leader positions 82

5-19. Concurrent training 83

5-20. On-the-job-training 83

5-21. Corrective training and corrective action 83

5-22. Remedial training 85

5-23. Reinforcement training in AIT/OSUT 86

5-24. New start program 87

5-25. After-action reviews (AARs) and sensing sessions 88

5-26. Training records 89

Chapter 6

Cadre Selection and Certification 90

6-1. Selection and certification 90

6-2. POI and instructor certification 90

6-3. Cadre uniform 90

6-4. DS driving limitations 91

6-5. IET cadre/support personnel training 91

Chapter 7
Reserve Component (RC) training 91

7-1. General 91

7-2. Assistance to Army National Guard (ARNG)/U.S. Army Reserve (USAR) Soldiers in IET 91

7-3. Graduation requirements not met 92

7-4. Split training option (STO) 92

7-5. STO early releases 92

7-6. STO 2 Army physical training procedures 94

7-7. STO 2 administrative deficiencies 94

7-8. Testing of STO Soldiers in IET 95

7-9. Placement into training 95

Appendix A
References 95

Appendix B

Initial Military Training Leader and Cadre Training Courses 102

Appendix C 105

Defense Language Institute English Language Center, English as a Second Language Course 105

Appendix D

Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) 109

Appendix E

Accelerated AIT Graduation Program 112

Appendix F

Training Records 112

Appendix G

Fitness Training Unit (FTU) 113

Appendix H

Medical Support 120

Appendix I

MOS Retraining/Reclassification Procedures 136

Appendix J

Individual Ready Reserve Mobilization (IRR MOB) Training Strategy 138

Appendix K

Reception Battalion 139

Appendix L

Interservice Training Review Organization (ITRO) (AIT) 148

Appendix M 156

TRADOC Trainee Abuse Prevention Program 156

Glossary 163

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