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    This is to help anyone about to go into their first RSP training as a member of Red Phase.

    Preparing for Red Phase

    I had two things that took up the most of my time at Red Phase and that I didn't know to prepare for: The OPAT and the classroom instruction. The Occupational Physical Assessment Test was given to all the Red Phasers. It included four individual tests: A long jump, a seated ball throw, a dead lift, and shuttles. If you're in an MOS that will require heavy lifting you'll probably want to do good on this, so start training now. The classroom instruction is the next thing. Our teacher expected us to remember everything he taught us as he taught us it, if we didn't we did burpees. It would help you if you go ahead and start learning some of the things you will be taught. This includes the military alphabet, the military ranks (Officer and Enlisted) and pay grades, military time, the soldier's creed, and the warriors ethos. You don't need to know any of this before hand but it would help to know it.

    While You're at Red Phase
    The Recruit Sustainment Program is a one weekend a month training for national guard recruits that are not MOS qualified. There are several phases: Red, White, Blue, Green, and Gold. Red Phase is your very first phase and you will only do it for one drill, your first one. You'll be kind of lost when you first show up but if you find one of the privates in a uniform they wont mind showing you the ropes and getting you squared away, so come early to be able to do this. The non-commissioned officers will go easy on you while you're in Red Phase but you need to make sure you remember what they tell you, and you need to show them that you remember by correcting yourself when you forget.

    Soldier's Creed + Warrior's Ethos (They did not expect me to memorize this during Red Phase.)

    The Warrior's Ethos is inside of the Soldier's Creed, I have indented it.

    I am an American Soldier.
    I am a warrior and a member of a team.
    I serve the people of the United States, and live the Army Values.
    I will always place the mission first.
    I will never accept defeat.
    I will never quit.
    I will never leave a fallen comrade.
    I am disciplined, physically and mentally tough, trained and proficient in my warrior tasks and drills.
    I always maintain my arms, my equipment and myself.
    I am an expert and I am a professional.
    I stand ready to deploy, engage, and destroy, the enemies of the United States of America in close combat.
    I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life.
    I am an American Soldier.

    Army Values

    LDRSHIP - Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage.

    Military Alphabet

    Alpha | Bravo | Charlie | Delta | Echo | Foxtrot | Golf | Hotel | India | Juliette | Kilo | Lima | Mike | November | Oscar | Papa | Quebec | Romeo | Sierra | Tango Uniform | Victor | Whiskey | Yankee | Zulu

    Military Time

    Military time is a 24 hour clock, it's so that times are not confused in the military. When converting AM time to military time you simply need to drop the AM and add a 0 to the front. To convert PM you need to drop the PM and add 12 to the total time. Note: There are no colons in military time. When you verbally communicate with military time you will say the first number, and if there are no minutes you will say the the next number + "hundred." However, if there are minutes you will say each number, the first, the second, and the last two as a single unit.

    1 AM = 0100 Read, "Zero One-Hundred"
    2 AM = 0200 Read, "Zero Two-Hundred"
    3:15 AM = 0315 Read, "Zero Three Fifteen"
    12 PM = 1200 Read, "One Two-Hundred"
    3:15 PM = 1515 Read, "One Five Fifteen"

    Ranks and Pay Grades

    Some ranks share pay grades, this just means that two ranks can be paid the same wages; however, they are still listed in order of authority.
    On the left is the enlisted ranks and on the right are the officer ranks.
    Pay Grade Rank Abbreviation Pay Grade Rank Abbreviation
    E-1 Private E-1 PV1 O-1 Second Lieutenant 2LT
    E-2 Private E-2 PV2 O-2 First Lieutenant 1LT
    E-3 Private First Class PFC O-3 Captain CPT
    E-4 Specialist SPC O-4 Major MAJ
    E-4 Corporal CPL O-5 Lieutenant Colonel LTC
    E-5 Sergeant SGT O-6 Colonel COL
    E-6 Staff Sergeant SSG O-7 Brigadier General BG
    E-7 Sergeant First Class SFC O-8 Major General MG
    E-8 Master Sergeant MSG O-9 Lieutenant General LTG
    E-8 First Sergeant 1SG O-10 General GEN
    E-9 Sergeant Major SGM Senior General of the Army GA
    E-9 Command Sergeant Major CSM
    Senior Sergeant Major of the Army