Armor OSUT | Fort Moore

Hi, Kris here, back with your week six training week update. 

Week Six Intel

Week six marks the final week of Rifle Marksmanship, this is a very important time in your Trainee’s time here at Fort Moore.  Your trainee will begin the week with a continuation of their ruck march conditioning progression by completing a six mile foot march to the Qualification Range. By this time, your trainee has gained more confidence through their challenging training. Their platoon is only as strong as its weakest member.

During this week your Trainee will put everything they have learned in Basic Rifle Marksmanship (BRM) to the test, Trainees must pass the BRM qualification course, which consists of firing 1 round standing, 9 rounds in the unsupported prone position, 10 rounds from the supported prone position, 10 rounds kneeling supported firing position, and 10 rounds in the standing supported firing position at pop-up targets that range in distance from 50 meters to 300 meters.

To earn their marksmanship badge, trainees will have to hit 23 to 29 out of the 40 targets. Trainees hitting 30 to 35 targets will qualify for the sharpshooter badge. An expert badge will be awarded to those trainees that hit 36 to 40 of the 40 targets.

To close out the week, your trainee will take their second Army Combat Fitness Test assessment. This will be a very difficult task as they are mentally and physically exhausted from all the time at the range with BRM.  By now, however, they will likely start to see some notable difference in their physique and stamina. They should be able to report a noticeable increase in their performance as compared to their first assessment. This improvement in performance is an important aspect of reinforcing the benefits of an active lifestyle and routine exercise. Your trainee should be proud of their progress and focused on getting even better for the next test.

In your Letter to your trainee today, ask how they did with BRM and how many targets they hit. They will be excited to tell you all about how they qualified with their weapon! Also be sure to ask them how their ACFT score is increasing.

There is still time to select the Daily Drive as a letter add-on and start sending your trainee daily motivational quotes or bible verses. This way your recruit will receive daily mail to encourage them throughout their final leg of training.

I’ll be back shortly with your week seven update.


Retired Sgt. Maj. Kris Broadus