“I hated every minute of training, but I said, “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”
- Muhammad Ali

For Soldiers seeking advancement to PV2

During the White Phase Stripes for Skills, you will learn more about the Guard and more of what you will need to know to succeed at BCT, like:

  • APFT (Army Physical Fitness Test)
  • Fireguard & Guard Duties/General Orders
  • Fiscal Readiness
  • Land Navigation: Identify Topographic Symbols on a Map
  • Land Navigation: Determine Grid Coordinates
  • Drill and Ceremony: Marching as a Squad
  • Land Navigation: Identify Terrain Features and Determine Distance
  • Basic Military Communication (Phonetic Alphabet and Military Time)
  • First Aid: Perform First Aid for Bleeding Extremity and Splinting a Fracture
  • First Aid: Evaluate a Casualty and Preventive Medicine
  • Drill and Ceremony: Marching as a Platoon

You will learn all about the importance of the Army Physical Fitness Test, and how your fitness level can have a tremendous impact on promotions, special schools and just about every part of your Guard career. This is especially important for Soldiers seeking promotion to the rank of E2. Here is an example of what you will be learning about at White Phase Stripes for Skills:

First Sergeant
1SG Kevin Wesolow 
Office: (802) 338-3174
Email: kevin.e.wesolow.mil@mail.mil

1LT Trevor Pituck
Office: (802) 338-3177
Email: trevor.d.pituck.mil@mail.mil

Admin NCO 
SFC Roger Nadeau
Office: (802) 338-3841
Email: roger.e.nadeau.mil@mail.mil