The Recruit Sustainment Program (RSP) is a National Guard managed program that is designed to introduce new recruits to the fundamentals of the U.S. Army before they leave for Basic Combat Training (BCT) and Advanced Individual Training (AIT). This program is based on the three traits of combat which include being mentally prepared, administratively correct and physically fit, along with the seven Army Values signified by the acronym LDRSHIP (Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage).
7 ARMY VALUES
YOUR FIRST DRILL AS A NATIONAL GUARD SOLDIER
U.S. Army rank structure
Basic Military communication
Drill and Ceremony
Military Customs, Courtesies and Traditions
Physical Fitness Assessment
Social Media Behavior
YOUR SECOND DRILL BEFORE YOU SHIP TO BASIC COMBAT TRAINING
During this phase, you will study the Soldier's Blue Book, which provides an overview of basic soldier skills (Army Core Values, rank structure, military time, history of the hand salute, and more.
Stripes for Skills often takes place during White Phase. This allows knowledgeable recruits to receive early promotions in rank (stripes) based on the demonstration of the skills they already have. These classes are often more hands-on, and typically include topics such as First Aid, map reading, and Drill and Ceremony (D&C).
Stripes for Buddies is also another way to earn a promotion by encouraging your friends to join the Idaho Army National Guard with you!
YOUR LAST DRILL BEFORE YOU SHIP TO BASIC COMBAT TRAINING